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Southern Oaks Library

Southern Oaks Library

Contact Information

6900 S. Walker Avenue

Oklahoma City, OK

73139

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. Local sculptor Joe Slack designed several sculptures outside the library entitled “Cover to Cover.”

Book drop location: On the east 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 While in most cases the mobile print jobs should arrive within a few minutes, we have seen waits as high as 45 minutes. The vendor is aware of the situation and is working on correcting the issue.
    • 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 (by appointment)

Hours of Operation

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



Curbside Hours

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



Upcoming Events

Latinx Heritage Lotería

All Day9/15 - 10/15
Southern Oaks Library
Library Branch: Southern Oaks Library
Room: Online + Curbside (Southern Oaks)
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Cultural Experiences
Event Description:
Lotería (Spanish word meaning "lottery") is a traditional game of chance, similar to bingo. Pick up your Lotería card at Southern Oaks and complete four tasks in a row exploring Latinx culture and library resources. Return your completed card and rec...

Fall Candles

9/20 @ 9:00am
to
10/3 @ 5:00pm
Southern Oaks Library
Registration
Library Branch: Southern Oaks Library
Room: Online + Curbside (Southern Oaks)
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, DIY & Hobbies, Take Home Kit
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Description:
Fall is here! Using spices from your own kitchen, create a candle that smells like cinnamon and pumpkin pie! The spice selection is all of your own choosing. When making the candles, be cautious of hot wax and protect yourself! Only one kit per house...

Disclaimer(s)

We can only guarantee one kit per household and per registration.

Tweens & Teens Take and Make Kit: Metallic Slime

All Day9/24 - 10/1
Southern Oaks Library
Registration
Library Branch: Southern Oaks Library
Room: Online + Curbside (Southern Oaks)
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Science & STEAM, Take Home Kit
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 10
Event Description:
Create your own metallic slime! Each kit will include directions and everything you need to make the slime....

Disclaimer(s)

We can only guarantee one kit per registration.  Please register individually to ensure that kits are appropriately distributed.  Special notes should not be used for additional registrations.

Thank you for your help!

It is encouraged that an adult supervise children while using this Metropolitan Library System Take & Make Kit.

Stay Active & Independent for Life (SAIL)

September 27, 2021
10:00am - 11:00pm
Library Online
Registration
Library Branch: Library Online
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Health & Wellness
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 465
Event Description:
Seniors stay active and independent! SAIL 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 depending on fitness lev...

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.

Preschool Activities (Zoom)

September 27, 2021
10:30am - 11:00am
Southern Oaks Library
Registration
Library Branch: Southern Oaks Library
Room: Zoom (Southern Oaks)
Age Group: Birth-PreK
Program Type: Books & Reading, Child Development & Parenting, Storytimes
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 1
Event Description:
Join us online through Zoom for a story, rhymes, a craft, and early literacy activity. Come by the library before the program to pick up a kit of materials you will need during the program. Before the program, you will receive an email with a link ...

Disclaimer(s)

We can only guarantee one kit per registration.  Please register individually to ensure that kits are appropriately distributed.  Special notes should not be used for additional registrations.

Thank you for your help!

CLC Adult Basic Education Classes (ABE 3)

September 27, 2021
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Southern Oaks Library
Library Branch: Southern Oaks Library
Room: Zoom (Southern Oaks)
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Continuing Education
Event Description:
Improve your reading and other basic skills in this class made possible by Community Literacy Centers. This class meets every Monday and Wednesday from 6:00-8:00pm.  Adult Basic Education (ABE) classes focus on reading, writing...