ANNOUNCEMENT:

The Ralph Ellison Library is providing curbside services only until further notice. Watch our website for updates about Ralph Ellison’s reopening.

NOTICE:

All Metro Library locations are in the "Grab & Go" stage. In this stage, customers can come into a library to use a computer, print/copy/fax/scan, and briefly browse the shelves. Masks are required. Click here for more information.

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. 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.

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
    • 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 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-Thursday: 1 - 7pm
Friday: 1 - 6pm
Saturday: 1 - 5pm
Sunday: 1 - 6pm



Upcoming Events

National Voter Registration Day

All Day9/8 - 9/22
All Locations
Library Branch: All Locations
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Community & Civics
Event Description:
Did you know that September 22 is National Voter Registration Day? Get #VoteReady at your local library! While we always have Oklahoma Voter Registration Applications available for you to pick up at any of our locations or to print online year round,...

Online Yoga

September 21, 2020
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 all level yoga classes taught by a veteran yoga instructor. Yoga has numerous benefits, such as increased flexibility, improved muscle strength, increased blood flow, better pos...

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.

Online Storytime

September 22, 2020
9:30am - 10:00am
Library Online
Registration
Library Branch: Library Online
Age Group: Birth-PreK
Program Type: Storytimes
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Description:
Join us for a storytime at your library online on most Tuesdays. Sign up to receive a link for the storytime which you can view anytime during that week. Skilled librarians will introduce little ones to the magic of stories and share inv...

Stay Active & Independent for Life Online

September 22, 2020
11:00am - 12:00pm
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! 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...

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.

123! Play with Me at Home!

September 22, 2020
6:30pm - 7:00pm
Library Online
Library Branch: Library Online
Age Group: Birth-PreK, Adults
Program Type: Child Development & Parenting
Event Description:
Join us every week throughout September and early October on social media to learn more about the importance of play and healthy caregiver/child relationships in your child's early development. Each week our skilled Children's Librarians will...

Self-Care for Hard Times: Discussion Panel with Therapists

September 22, 2020
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Library Online
Registration
Library Branch: Library Online
Age Group: All Ages, Teens, Adults
Program Type: Health & Wellness
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 487
Event Description:
Join us for a discussion with three Couples & Family Therapists to talk about how to take good care of yourself during these strange and hard times. Register to submit questions in advance. Self-Care is a skill that takes practice, and it's essential...