Northwest Library

Northwest Library

About 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 internet access and printing capabilities
    • Mobile and offsite printing
    • Free WiFi
    • Color copy machine with outbound fax and scan capability
  • Collection
    • Self-serve holds shelf and a self-check machine
    • Catalog computers dedicated to searching only Metro 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
    • Personalized reader's advisory service
    • Tours and instruction in the use of library resources, school group visits welcome (by appointment)
  • Spaces
    • Teen area
    • Comfortable reading lounge adjacent to outdoor patio
    • Children’s area with interactive literacy center and children’s outdoor patio
    • Reserve a Study Room
    • Book a Meeting Room

Upcoming Events

Zumba Gold

April 23, 2019
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Northwest Library
Registration
Library Branch: Northwest Library
Room: Meeting Room AB (Northwest)
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Health & Wellness
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 6
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...

Music Play for Toddlers 2-3 years old

April 24, 2019
9:30am - 10:00am
Northwest Library
Registration
Library Branch: Northwest Library
Room: Meeting Room A (Northwest)
Age Group: Birth-PreK
Program Type: Books & Reading, Child Development & Parenting
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 5
Event Description:
Music Play for Toddlers 2-3 years Discover the power of music at the library!  Come with your child to sing, move, explore, and express to create beautiful music.  Research proves that early integration of music into a child's daily routine improv...

Music Play for Toddlers 3-4

April 24, 2019
10:15am - 10:45am
Northwest Library
Registration
Library Branch: Northwest Library
Room: Meeting Room A (Northwest)
Age Group: Birth-PreK
Program Type: Child Development & Parenting
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 7
Event Description:
Music Play for Toddlers 3-4 years old Discover the power of music at the library!  Come with your child to sing, move, explore, and express to create beautiful music.  Research proves that early integration of music into a child's daily routine im...

Preschool Music Play

April 24, 2019
11:00am - 11:30am
Northwest Library
Registration
Library Branch: Northwest Library
Room: Meeting Room A (Northwest)
Age Group: Birth-PreK
Program Type: Child Development & Parenting
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 18
Event Description:
Music Play for Preschool Discover the power of music at the library!  Come with your child to sing, move, explore, and express to create beautiful music.  Research proves that early integration of music into a child's daily routine improves a chil...

Tai Chi: A Continuation

April 24, 2019
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Northwest Library
Library Branch: Northwest Library
Room: Meeting Room B (Northwest)
Age Group: Adults
Event Description:
Continuing to build on our Tai Chi for Better Balance Series, this continuation class will help you to further develop your Tai Chi skills.  Learn new forms that can help you improve your balance, strength, and mobility.  This low impact class is s...

Science Challenge

April 25, 2019
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Northwest Library
Registration
Library Branch: Northwest Library
Room: Meeting Room A (Northwest)
Age Group: Kids
Program Type: Science & STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 10
Event Description:
Join us this month for an interactive program where you will learn about the life cycle of plants and plant your own seeds with a master gardener from the OU County OSU Extension. Check out our great Science books and DVDs on your way out and continu...