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
    • Reserve a Study Room
    • Book a Meeting Room

Upcoming Events

Children Reading to Dogs

April 23, 2019
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Southern Oaks Library
Registration
Library Branch: Southern Oaks Library
Age Group: Kids
Program Type: Continuing Education, Child Development & Parenting
Registration Required
Event Description:
Young readers build "pawsitive" self-esteem, self-confidence and improve their reading skills while reading aloud to certified therapy dogs.This is a recurring event and takes place on one Tuesday and one Sunday each month.This event is held at multi...

Basic Reading Skills for Adults

April 24, 2019
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Southern Oaks Library
Library Branch: Southern Oaks Library
Room: Meeting Room A (Southern Oaks)
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Continuing Education
Event Description:
Adults can improve their reading, spelling, and writing skills in this free class. The class meets twice a week on Mondays and Wednesdays and is coordinated by Community Literacy Centers (CLC).  For questions or to enroll please call (405) 52...

Beginners Tai Chi

April 25, 2019
9:00am - 10:00am
Southern Oaks Library
Library Branch: Southern Oaks Library
Room: Meeting Room A (Southern Oaks)
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Health & Wellness
Event Description:
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 04/04/2019 and you must attend one of the first two classe...

Intermediate Tai Chi

April 25, 2019
10:15am - 11:15am
Southern Oaks Library
Registration
Library Branch: Southern Oaks Library
Room: Meeting Room A (Southern Oaks)
Age Group: Adults
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 66
Event Description:
Moving for Better BalanceThis class teaches participants ways to improve their overall mind, body, and spirit through a series of slow continuous movements.This is a recurring event. This free workshop is sponsored by The Oklahoma Healthy Aging Init...

Homework Help

April 25, 2019
4:00pm - 6:00pm
Southern Oaks Library
Registration
Library Branch: Southern Oaks Library
Room: Meeting Room A (Southern Oaks)
Age Group: Kids
Program Type: Books & Reading, Continuing Education, Homework Help, Reading Help
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 30
Event Description:
Need some extra help with your homework? Volunteers will be standing by to offer one-on-one homework help. Sign up to reserve your spot and get ready to improve your grades this year! This is a recurring event. This event is held at multiple librarie...

Citizenship Classes

April 25, 2019
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Southern Oaks Library
Registration
Library Branch: Southern Oaks Library
Room: Meeting Room A (Southern Oaks)
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Continuing Education
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 30
Event Description:
Do you want to learn more about becoming a U.S. Citizen? We will be hosting free classes to explore the steps of the naturalization process. Tutors will be available to provide lessons to learn English and civics needed for the naturalization process...