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Patience S. Latting Northwest Library

Northwest Library

Contact Information

5600 NW 122nd Street

Oklahoma City, OK


Phone: (405) 606-3580

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.



    • Public use computers with 60-minute internet access and printing capabilities
    • An express computer with 15-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


    • 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)

Hours of Operation

Please check the top of this page for notices impacting our hours of operation or services offered.

Monday-Thursday: 9am-8pm
Friday: 9am-6pm
Saturday: 9am-4pm
Sunday: 1-5pm

Curbside Hours

Monday-Friday: 1-6pm
Saturday: 1-4pm
Sunday: 1-5pm

Upcoming Events

Youth Poetry Contest

All Day3/15 - 4/15
Library Online
Library Branch: Library Online
Age Group: Kids, Teens
Program Type: Writing
Event Description:
Calling all poets in 4th-12th grade!   Enter this year's Metro Library Youth Poetry Contest for a chance to share your work through the library and win some exciting prizes, including wireless headphones, Amazon Fire tablets, and mo...

Grow-a-Library Seed Kit

4/12 @ 9:00am
4/25 @ 6:00pm
Northwest Library
Library Branch: Northwest Library
Room: Online + Curbside (Northwest)
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: DIY & Hobbies, Family Programs, Health & Wellness, Take Home Kit
Event Description:
Pick up a Grow-a-Library Seed Kit while supplies last! Grow-a-Library Seed Kits, developed in partnership with the Myriad Botanical Gardens, include bean, radish, and pumpkin seeds inspired by beloved classics and fairytale books (Jack and ...

Money Smart Week's "Bank On It: Finding Safe + Affordable Bank Accounts"

April 12, 2021
12:00pm - 12:15pm
Library Online
Library Branch: Library Online
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Business & Finance, Continuing Education
Event Description:
On Monday, April 12, 2021 from 12:00 p.m. – 12:15 p.m. CT Money Smart Week will host “Bank On It: Finding Safe + Affordable Bank Accounts.” This virtual event is part of Money Smart Week, a week-long initiative from April 10-17, 2021 that aims to hel...

Rain Barrels (steps for making, hooking up, and maintaining)

April 12, 2021
6:30pm - 6:45pm
Library Online
Library Branch: Library Online
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: DIY & Hobbies
Event Description:
Interested in learning more about rain barrels? Join Joshua Campbell, Extension Educator with the Oklahoma County Extension Office on Facebook to learn more about the steps for making, hooking up, and maintaining your very own rain barrel! ...

Online Storytime

April 13, 2021
9:30am - 10:00am
Library Online
Library Branch: Library Online
Age Group: Birth-PreK
Program Type: Storytimes
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Description:
Join us for a storytime at your library online on most Tuesdays. Sign up to receive a link for the storytime which you can view anytime during that week. Skilled librarians will introduce little ones to the magic of stories and share inv...

Become a Career Cruising Expert

April 13, 2021
11:00am - 12:00pm
Library Online
Library Branch: Library Online
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Careers & Jobs
Event Description:
From career exploration to educational options to searching for jobs, Career Cruising is a comprehensive resource that empowers you to unlock your potential. Join us for an overview of Career Cruising, where you’ll learn how you will experience: ...