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.

Contact Information

5600 NW 122nd Street

Oklahoma City, OK

73142

Phone: (405) 606-3580

Hours of Operation

Monday - Thursday 9am - 9pm

Friday 9am - 6pm

Saturday 9am - 5pm

Sunday 1pm - 6pm

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)

Upcoming Events

Zumba Gold

March 31, 2020
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Northwest Library
Cancelled
Registration
Library Branch: Northwest Library
Room: Meeting Room AB (Northwest)
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Health & Wellness
Event Description:
Skip the gym and dance to get slim! All skill levels are welcome to move to the beat of this dance workout, build a stronger body, and be apart of the Zumba community! Zumba Gold modifies the original Zumba moves for a lower intensity workout.  While...

Disclaimer(s)

The library is not liable for injuries to people, damage to their property or loss of property belonging to individuals or groups, using the meeting rooms.

5 Senses Playtime

April 1, 2020
10:00am - 11:00am
Northwest Library
Cancelled
Library Branch: Northwest Library
Room: Meeting Room AB (Northwest)
Age Group: Birth-PreK
Program Type: Child Development & Parenting
Event Description:
For children Birth - 5 years old. Exploring the senses through play helps children develop cognitively, linguistically, socially, emotionally, physically and creatively. Various stations will be set up around the room and children can spend time ex...

Women's Self Defense Class

April 4, 2020
10:00am - 11:00am
Northwest Library
Cancelled
Registration
Library Branch: Northwest Library
Room: Meeting Room B (Northwest)
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Health & Wellness
Event Description:
Self-defense class for women taught by Summit Martial Arts. ...

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.

The library is not liable for injuries to people, damage to their property or loss of property belonging to individuals or groups, using the meeting rooms.

Children Reading to Dogs

April 6, 2020
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Northwest Library
Cancelled
Library Branch: Northwest Library
Room: Program Room (Northwest)
Age Group: Kids
Program Type: Family Programs, Reading Help
Event Description:
Want to be a more confident reader? Build "pawsitive" self-esteem and improve your reading skills while reading aloud to certified therapy dogs at the library....

Teen Time

April 6, 2020
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Northwest Library
Cancelled
Library Branch: Northwest Library
Room: Meeting Room A (Northwest)
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Description:
Bored? Hang out with us at the library. Each Monday, we'll have some type of teen activity. It could be robotics and coding, arts and crafts, music, theatre, writing, or something else entirely! Our activity this week will be "Painting with Scisso...

Toddler Time (Ages 1-3)

April 7, 2020
9:30am - 10:30am
Northwest Library
Cancelled
Registration
Library Branch: Northwest Library
Room: Meeting Room A (Northwest)
Age Group: Birth-PreK
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Description:
Calling all Toddlers, ages 1 to 3, and their caregivers! What will be going on at the library today? Something exciting just for you! We will rotate between playtime, storytime, parachute play, or music play; but no matter what we are doing we wil...