ANNOUNCEMENT:

The Ralph Ellison Library is providing curbside services only until further notice. Watch our website for updates about Ralph Ellison’s reopening.

NOTICE:

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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.

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)

Hours of Operation

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


Curbside Hours

Monday-Thursday: 1 - 7pm
Friday: 1 - 6pm
Saturday: 1 - 5pm
Sunday: 1 - 6pm



Upcoming Events

Sundays Together Online

September 27, 2020
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Library Online
Library Branch: Library Online
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Description:
Join us as we create imaginary worlds, learn new art techniques, find inspiration in books, and connect with the world around us. Sundays together is an art weekly program for the whole family to enjoy. Join us on Facebook Live as we s...

OKC StorySLAM

September 27, 2020
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Library Online
Library Branch: Library Online
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Live Performances & Entertainment
Event Description:
Join us for a virtual OKC StorySLAM, co-presented by the Metropolitan Library System! The OKC StorySLAM is a live-monthly storytelling event that has taken place in Oklahoma City since 2005. Each OKC StorySLAM has a theme, and all participants tel...

CUÉNTAME UN CUENTO/ BILINGUAL STORYTIME

September 29, 2020
9:30am - 10:00am
Library Online
Registration
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. Registered participants will receive a link to the storytime video which they can view anytime during that week. Skilled librarians will introduce little ones to the magic of st...

Stay Active & Independent for Life Online

September 29, 2020
11:00am - 12:00pm
Library Online
Registration
Library Branch: Library Online
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Health & Wellness
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 458
Event Description:
Seniors stay active and independent! Silver Sneakers Classic is designed to increase muscle strength, range of movement and improve activities for daily living. A chair is used for seated exercises and standing support and class can be modified depen...

Disclaimer(s)

This event is an online event offered through video and web conferencing software.  If you register for this program, you will be emailed the link to connect digitally.   Please note, you may need to install an app or computer application to attend this program.  If you have any issues connecting, please reach out to askalibrarian@metrolibrary.org.

With the Fire on High - Teen Book Club

September 29, 2020
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Library Online
Registration
Library Branch: Library Online
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Book Clubs
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 11
Event Description:
Teens, join us for a virtual book club discussion about With the Fire On High by Elizabeth Acevedo. The ebook and audiobook are available for immediate download through Hoopla with no waiting: https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/12376975 ...

123! Play with Me at Home!

September 29, 2020
6:30pm - 7:00pm
Library Online
Library Branch: Library Online
Age Group: Birth-PreK, Adults
Program Type: Child Development & Parenting
Event Description:
Join us every week throughout September and early October on social media to learn more about the importance of play and healthy caregiver/child relationships in your child's early development. Each week our skilled Children's Librarians will...