NOTICE:

The Downtown Library will be closed for maintenance Monday, June 14 – Wednesday, June 16. We hope to reopen on Thursday, June 17. The Downtown book drops will remain open, as will our other library locations. 

NOTICE:

All Metro Library locations are now in our "Sit & Stay" stage.  Customers can come in to sit and read or use their device in our socially distanced seating, use a study room, or use one of our public computers. Please wear a mask. Click here for more information.

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
    • 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

    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

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

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



Curbside Hours

Monday-Friday: 1-6pm
Saturday: 1-4pm
Sunday: 1-5pm



Upcoming Events

Take Home Kit: Show Your Pride Yard Signs

All Day6/7 - 6/30
Northwest Library
Library Branch: Northwest Library
Room: Online + Curbside (Northwest)
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Community & Civics, Family Programs, Take Home Kit
Event Description:
What does Pride mean to you? Tell us by picking up a Show Your Pride kit at any Metropolitan Library location while supplies last.  Kits include: 1 Metro branded yard sign with the prompt, Pride is... Customers fill in what...

Take Home Kit: Show Your Pride Yard Signs

All Day6/7 - 6/30
Library Online
Library Branch: Library Online
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Community & Civics, Family Programs, Take Home Kit
Event Description:
What does Pride mean to you? Tell us by picking up a Show Your Pride kit at any Metropolitan Library location while supplies last. Kits are first come, first served.  Kits include: 1 Metro branded yard sign with the prompt, Pride i...

Online Intermediate Yoga

June 14, 2021
10:00am - 11:00am
Library Online
Library Branch: Library Online
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Health & Wellness
Event Description:
No matter your level of experience there is something to gain from these Intermediate Yoga classes taught by a veteran yoga instructor. Yoga has numerous benefits, such as increased flexibility, improved muscle strength, increased blood flow, better ...

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.

Neighborhood Arts: Sugar Free Allstars

June 14, 2021
2:00pm - 2:45pm
Library Online
Library Branch: Library Online
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Cultural Experiences, Live Performances & Entertainment
Event Description:
Imagine your story includes being at a super awesome rock show dance party where you can sing, shout, jump, move and get crazy!! Well that’s exactly what will happen when come see Sugar Free Allstars, so put on your groove pants and prepare yourself ...

Pride Online Storytime

June 15, 2021
9:30am - 10:00am
Library Online
Library Branch: Library Online
Age Group: Birth-PreK, Kids
Program Type: Books & Reading, Storytimes
Event Description:
Join us for a storytime celebrating Pride Month at your library online! This storytime will be on Facebook Live.  Special guest, drag queen Miss Shantel Mandalay, will introduce little ones to the magic of reading through stories about love, ...

Neighborhood Arts: Sugar Free Allstars

June 15, 2021
2:00pm - 2:45pm
Library Online
Library Branch: Library Online
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Cultural Experiences, Live Performances & Entertainment
Event Description:
Imagine your story includes being at a super awesome rock show dance party where you can sing, shout, jump, move and get crazy!! Well that’s exactly what will happen when come see Sugar Free Allstars, so put on your groove pants and prepare yourself ...