Patience S. Latting Northwest Library

Northwest Library

About Patience S. Latting Northwest Library 

The Patience S. Latting Northwest Library opened on May 22, 2012 as the first new Metro Library location in more than 30 years. This 35,000 square foot library features imagery of the Oklahoma prairie including study areas housed in glass that resemble oil derricks. Wood-slat walls are reminiscent of the oilfield equipment crates that were historically used as temporary housing. Also unique are the outdoor patios for children and adults. Shelving end-panels feature scenes from the Oklahoma prairie such as wheat fields and windmills. Oklahoma-themed outdoor art sculptures include a 7’ tall saurophaganax dinosaur, a 7’ long collared lizard, a raccoon, and cowgirl Lucille Mulhall with her shelter dog, Wall-E. These whimsical sculptures by artist Solomon Bassoff of Faducci Studio are constructed of steel armature covered with hand sculpted cement and enhanced with applied Italian glass mosaic.

The Northwest Library has broad sustainability features that will allow it to become the first LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified public library built in Oklahoma. These LEED elements include a drip irrigation system, low-flow faucets/toilets to reduce water use, a geothermal heating and cooling system to reduce energy consumption, use of recycled and regionally sourced materials for construction, use of sustainably harvested wood, low-emitting finishes and day-lighting for interior spaces. The Northwest Library, located near NW 122nd and MacArthur, is easily accessible through its close proximity to both the Hefner Parkway and the Kilpatrick Turnpike.

Book drop location: Drive-up return on the south side of the building.

Services

    Technology

    • Public use computers with 60-minute internet access and printing capabilities
    • Mobile and offsite printing
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Color copy machine with free outbound faxing (to U.S. numbers only) and scanning capability

    Collection

    • Self-serve holds shelf and self-check machines
    • Catalog computers dedicated to searching the library's collection
    • Library staff who can provide assistance locating information, using print and electronic sources, and provide readers' advisory
    • Place and pick up interlibrary loan requests
    • Tours and instruction in the use of library resources, school group visits welcome (by appointment)

Contact Information

5600 NW 122nd Street

Oklahoma City, OK

73142

Phone: (405) 606-3580

Curbside Hour & Public Computer Hours

Monday:      9am - 8pm
Tuesday:      9am - 8pm
Wednesday:      9am - 8pm
Thursday:      9am - 8pm
Friday:      9am - 6pm
Saturday:      9am - 5pm
Sunday:      1pm-6pm



Upcoming Events

Registration
Library Branch: Northwest Library
Room: Online + Curbside (Northwest)
Age Group: Kids
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 13
Event Description:
Summer may be starting fade, but there is still time to "Explore Your World" with our third family fun take home kit.  In each kit you will find several activities and a lot of fun for the whole family.  Most activities are suitab...
Registration
Library Branch: Northwest Library
Room: Online + Curbside (Northwest)
Age Group: Kids
Program Type: Science & STEAM
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 0
Event Description:
No one has captured the art of storytelling quite like Disney. With their timeless popularity, Disney’s stories provide an excellent vehicle for getting young fans excited about science! This program will be designed as an opportunity for children to...

Disclaimer(s)

We can only guarantee one kit per registrant.  If you have multiple children needing a kit, please register them individually to ensure that kits are appropriately distributed.  Do not use the Special Notes section to add additional registrants.  

Thank you for your help!

Commission Meeting

July 16, 2020
3:30pm - 5:00pm
Northwest Library
Library Branch: Northwest Library
Room: Meeting Room B (Northwest)
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Commission Meetings
Event Description:
Metropolitan Library Commission of Oklahoma County Monthly Meeting Click to view Agenda ...
Registration
Library Branch: Northwest Library
Room: Online + Curbside (Northwest)
Age Group: Kids
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 28
Event Description:
School may be right around the corner, but there is still time for one last magical adventure!  Register for our final summer kit with the theme of "One Upon a Time."  In each kit you will find several activities and a lot of fun for the wh...

Book Club

August 14, 2020
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Northwest Library
Library Branch: Northwest Library
Room: Meeting Room A (Northwest)
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Clubs
Event Description:
Calling all readers! Looking to build community and challenge yourself to discover new, exciting tales? If so, then look no further! Come meet new friends, read new books, and enjoy lively conversation at your neighborhood library. This is a recur...

Teen Advisory Board

August 31, 2020
5:00pm - 6:00pm
Northwest Library
Library Branch: Northwest Library
Room: Program Room (Northwest)
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Community & Civics
Event Description:
By invitation only. Teens will advise the teen librarian on programming and more....