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Patience S. Latting Northwest Library

Northwest Library

Contact Information

5600 NW 122nd Street

Oklahoma City, OK

73142

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 transit:

  • EMBARK bus route 003 (click here for route map)
  • Closest bus stop: N Meridian Ave @ Memorial Cir (NOTE: 36-minute walk to library from stop)

Services

    Technology

    • 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
    • Wi-Fi hotspots (available to check out; holds can be placed in our catalog)

    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)
    • Experience Passes for the Oklahoma City Museum of Art, the Oklahoma History Center, Oklahoma Banjo Museum, and the Museum of Osteology that are first-come, first-served

Hours of Operation

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

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

Curbside Hours

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

Upcoming Events

This event is in the "Kids" group.

Paper Craft Pals (Ages 5-12)

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Northwest Library
Library Branch: Northwest Library
Room: Onsite (Northwest)
Age Group: Kids
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, DIY & Hobbies
Event Description:
Glitter and glue and markers and tape... these are a few of my favorite things! Join us every Friday afternoon at 2:00PM in the children's area for an hour of come-and-go craft time.  ...

Disclaimer(s)

This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to be in attendance and be engaged with your child for this program. 

This event is in the "Teens" group.

YA Surprise Book Swag Bags

04/20/2024 @ 9:00am - 04/27/2024 @ 5:00pm
Northwest Library
Registration
Library Branch: Northwest Library
Room: Onsite (Northwest)
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Books & Reading, Take-Home Kit
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Description:
You know those subscription box services where you pay to receive a mystery box of goodies? Well, this is just like that, only FREE! Sign up to receive 2 YA books, plus some fun treats. Everything in the bag is yours to keep! Book bags will NOT be...

Disclaimer(s)

We can only guarantee one kit per registration.  Please register individually to ensure that kits are appropriately distributed.  Special notes should not be used for additional registrations.

Thank you for your help!

This event is in the "Birth-PreK" group.

Fun with Shapes Playtime: Rectangles and Squares!

10:00am - 11:00am
Northwest Library
Library Branch: Northwest Library
Room: Meeting Room AB (Northwest)
Age Group: Birth-PreK
Program Type: Child Development & Parenting
Event Description:

Sharing in playtime is an excellent way to help children build social skills, promote learning, and discover that the library is a destination for fun! Children will have the opportunity to practice skills such as: following directions, socializing with others, using language, and using small and large muscles. Come meet new friends, bond with your little one, and explore the many resources your neighborhood library has to offer!

Come and play with shape-themed toys at our playtime with rectangles and squares!  This event is for children ages birth to Pre-K and will include stations and activities centered around rectangles and squares.   This program is des...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Northwest Library
Room: Meeting Room A (Northwest)
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Author Events, Books & Reading, Cultural Experiences, Writing
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 17
Event Description:
Mary B. Gray was born and raised in Lawton and currently resides in Oklahoma City.  She has been writing poetry since she was a child and is coming to Northwest Library to teach us how to find our voices and express ourselves through poetry.&nbs...
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

College Financial Aid and FAFSA Workshop

2:00pm - 3:30pm
Northwest Library
Registration
Library Branch: Northwest Library
Room: Meeting Room B (Northwest)
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Careers & Jobs, Continuing Education
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 13
Event Description:
Want to go to college but not sure how to pay for it? No problem! Let the professionals from the G.R.I.T. (Guidance for Realizing Individual Transformation) Program at OCCC guide you through the available financial aid options and help you fill out t...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Spring Beginner Gardening

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Northwest Library
Library Branch: Northwest Library
Room: Meeting Room AB (Northwest)
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: DIY & Hobbies, Health & Wellness
Event Description:
Spring Beginner Gardening will encompass learning how we can create sustainable and positive ecosystems to cultivate decadent soil, enrich plant lives, and grow healthy foods, in whatever space works best for us. Come and learn how you can grow foods...

Disclaimer(s)

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.