Southern Oaks Library

Southern Oaks Library

About Southern Oaks Library 

Southern Oaks Library opened its doors in its current location in 1975. This library serves the diverse educational, informational and cultural needs of south Oklahoma City and Oklahoma County. On September 25, 2012, a renovated Southern Oaks Library opened, showcasing its expansion from 16,000 square feet to 20,000 square feet. This modernized library has plush reading lounges, a large teen area and over 40 public use computers. Southern Oaks Library is the second library in the Metropolitan Library System to use an automated material return sorter. This sorter automatically directs a returned material to one of up to 20 different location-specific bins for delivery around the Metro Library System. Automating this process helps us save time and get materials back on the shelves faster and with fewer steps. Local sculptor Joe Slack designed several sculptures outside the library entitled “Cover to Cover.”

Book drop location: On the east side of the building.

Contact Information

6900 S. Walker Avenue

Oklahoma City, OK

73139

Phone: (405) 631-4468

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
    • MediaSurfers - Check out an iPad (in library use only) to surf the web, use library services, read magazines and books, check email, use social media, play games and more!
  • 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 use of library resources (by appointment)
  • Spaces

Upcoming Events

Beginner's Tai Chi

June 20, 2019
9:00am - 10:00am
Southern Oaks Library
Registration
Library Branch: Southern Oaks Library
Room: Meeting Room A (Southern Oaks)
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Health & Wellness
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 5
Event Description:

Let’s get stronger, together! Evidence suggests that Tai Chi is an effective means of improving balance, strengthening muscles, and building confidence to prevent falls. Tai Chi is a low-impact dance-like exercise that can be performed almost anywhere.

This introductory class teaches participants ways to improve their overall mind, body and spirit through a series of slow continuous movements. This is a recurring event. Registration closes 06/04/2019 and you must attend the first two sessions to...

Intermediate Tai Chi

June 20, 2019
10:15am - 11:15am
Southern Oaks Library
Registration
Library Branch: Southern Oaks Library
Room: Meeting Room A (Southern Oaks)
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Health & Wellness
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 25
Event Description:

Let’s get stronger, together! Evidence suggests that Tai Chi is an effective means of improving balance, strengthening muscles, and building confidence to prevent falls. Tai Chi is a low-impact dance-like exercise that can be performed almost anywhere.

This Intermediate class teaches participants ways to improve their overall mind, body and spirit through a series of slow continuous movements. This is a recurring event. Participants of the class have completed Beginners' Tai Chi intruction. If t...

Reading Buddies

June 20, 2019
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Southern Oaks Library
Library Branch: Southern Oaks Library
Room: Children's Area (Southern Oaks)
Age Group: Kids
Program Type: Books & Reading, Reading Help
Event Description:

Want to make your reading score soar? Simply read! Reading for just 20 minutes a day is guaranteed to improve your reading skills. Children will have the opportunity to read one-on-one with our community volunteers, play word games, and get excited about reading.

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Conversational English for Citizenship Exam

June 20, 2019
5:30pm - 8:30pm
Southern Oaks Library
Registration
Library Branch: Southern Oaks Library
Room: Meeting Room A (Southern Oaks)
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Community & Civics, Continuing Education
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 25
Event Description:
An English language workshop to prepare students for the Citizenship process.  The workshop will be on Thursday evenings, beginning June 6 and last through July 25.  It will cover some of the questions and topics that may be discussed durin...

Art Time

June 22, 2019
10:30am - 11:00am
Southern Oaks Library
Registration
Library Branch: Southern Oaks Library
Room: Meeting Room A (Southern Oaks)
Age Group: Birth-PreK
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Storytimes
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 22
Event Description:
Creating simple art is one of the building blocks of a child's development. Research proves that the process develops fine motor skills and aids in language development, problem-solving skills, and critical thinking skills. Join us for an art inspire...

Maurice Sendak Documentary Screening and Discussion

June 22, 2019
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Southern Oaks Library
Library Branch: Southern Oaks Library
Room: Meeting Room A (Southern Oaks)
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Cultural Experiences, Film & Movies
Event Description:
Join us for a film screening and community discussion about one of the most cherished and controversial figures in children's literature, Maurice Sendak. The documentary "Tell Them Anything You Want" is a moving tribute to Sendak, a seminal talent wh...