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 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
    • 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
    • Study rooms - Free (reservations required)
    • Meeting rooms - Rented for a cost (reservations required)

Upcoming Events

Teen Advisory Board

August 26, 2019
5:00pm - 6:00pm
Northwest Library
Registration
Library Branch: Northwest Library
Room: Program Room (Northwest)
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Books & Reading, Continuing Education
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 5
Event Description:
Northwest teens! Have your voice heard! Advise the teen librarian on topics of importance to you, help plan teen programming, participate in service projects, and earn service hours. Volunteer application required to participate. Apply here: https://...

Teen Time

August 26, 2019
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Northwest Library
Library Branch: Northwest Library
Room: Program Room (Northwest)
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Books & Reading, Continuing Education
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! This event is for TEENS ONLY (ages 12-18). This M...

Music Play for Babies (Birth - 12 months)

August 27, 2019
9:15am - 10:00am
Northwest Library
Registration
Library Branch: Northwest Library
Room: Meeting Room A (Northwest)
Age Group: Birth-PreK
Program Type: Books & Reading
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 10
Event Description:
Music Play for Babies 0 - 12 months: 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 impr...

Music Play for Toddlers (1's & 2's)

August 27, 2019
10:15am - 11:00am
Northwest Library
Registration
Library Branch: Northwest Library
Room: Meeting Room A (Northwest)
Age Group: Birth-PreK
Program Type: Books & Reading
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 2
Event Description:
Music Play for Toddlers 12-24 months: 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...

Music Play for Toddlers (2's & 3's)

August 27, 2019
11:15am - 12:00pm
Northwest Library
Registration
Library Branch: Northwest Library
Room: Meeting Room A (Northwest)
Age Group: Birth-PreK
Program Type: Books & Reading
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 0
Event Description:
Music Play for Toddlers 24 - 36 months: 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 i...

Zumba Gold

August 27, 2019
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Northwest Library
Registration
Library Branch: Northwest Library
Room: Meeting Room AB (Northwest)
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Health & Wellness
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 21
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...