Due to construction, the Southern Oaks Library is providing curbside services only until further notice.


All Metro Library locations are in the “Curbside Plus” stage. In this stage, ready holds will be delivered curbside. Customers can come into a library to use a computer or to print/copy/fax/scan. Masks are required.  Click here for more information.

All libraries will close at 5pm on Wednesday, Nov. 25 and will remain closed through Friday, Nov. 27. We will reopen on Saturday, Nov. 28.

Southern Oaks Library

Southern Oaks Library

Contact Information

6900 S. Walker Avenue

Oklahoma City, OK


Phone: (405) 631-4468

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.



    • 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 (Note: As of 10.22.20, mobile and offsite printing is temporarily unavailable.)
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Color copy machine with free outbound faxing (to U.S. numbers only) and scanning 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!


    • 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 (by appointment)

Curbside Hours

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

Upcoming Events

Library Closed

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Even though the library is closed, you can visit our website to browser our collection, checkout and download eMaterials (eBooks, audiobooks, movies, and TV series), plus use one of our many eResources to research and learn.  ...

Sundays Together Online

November 29, 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...


November 29, 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...

StoryStash: Teen Book Boxes

11/30 @ 10:00am
12/18 @ 6:00pm
Southern Oaks Library
Library Branch: Southern Oaks Library
Room: Online + Curbside (Southern Oaks)
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Books & Reading, Reading Help
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 25
Event Description:
For any teen that loves books, or any teen that maybe needs a little help loving books, our Teen Book Boxes are for you! Simply register and answer a few questions about yourself, and we'll select a book for you! We pick out a new book from 2020 ...

Indigenous Storytime

December 1, 2020
9:30am - 10:00am
Library Online
Library Branch: Library Online
Age Group: Birth-PreK
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Description:
Join us for a very special Indigenous storytime at your library online! This storytime will be on Facebook Live on the first Tuesday of every month. Join local Indigenous Aunties and Uncles as they share beautiful books and stories created ...

Stay Active & Independent for Life Online

December 1, 2020
11:00am - 12:00pm
Library Online
Library Branch: Library Online
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Health & Wellness
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 451
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...


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