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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.

Public transit:

  • EMBARK bus routes 040 (click here for route map) and 013 (click here for route map)
  • Closest bus stops:
    • Route 040: S Walker Ave @ SW 69th St (1-minute walk to library from stop)
    • Route 013: SW 74th St @ S Walker Ave (10-minute walk to library from stop)

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
    • Chromebooks (available to check out on a first-come, first-served basis)
    • Wi-Fi hotspots (available to check out; holds can be placed in our catalog)

    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)
    • Experience Passes for the Oklahoma City Museum of Art, the Oklahoma History Center, Oklahoma Banjo Museum, and the Museum of Osteology that are first-come, first-served

Hours of Operation

Please check the top of this page for notices impacting our hours of operation or services offered.

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

Curbside Hours

Monday-Friday: 1pm - 6pm
Saturday: 1pm - 5pm
Sunday: 1pm - 6pm



Upcoming Events

This event is in the "Teens" group.

Teen Book Boxes (Signup)

All Day 2/1 - 2/29
Southern Oaks Library
Registration
Library Branch: Southern Oaks Library
Room: Online + Curbside (Southern Oaks)
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Books & Reading
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Description:
Do you like books? Are you between 12-18? If the answer to both of those are "yes," we have the thing for you! Sign up for a book box and we will try to find you your new favorite book from the Juvenile or Young Adult reading level! We will con...
This event is in the "All Ages" group.

Fan Fiction/ Fan Art Contest 2024

All Day 2/1 - 3/8
Southern Oaks Library
Library Branch: Southern Oaks Library
Room: Onsite (Southern Oaks)
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Books & Reading, Writing
Event Description:
The Southern Oaks Library Fan Fiction and Fan Art contest was founded by John Hilbert. In dedication to John's work, the contest continues to recognize the remarkable talents of people in our community. February 1, 2024 is the first day to submit ...
This event is in the "All Ages" group.

Black History Month Scavenger Hunt

All Day 2/3 - 2/29
Southern Oaks Library
Library Branch: Southern Oaks Library
Room: Onsite (Southern Oaks)
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Community & Civics, Cultural Experiences
Event Description:
Celebrate Black History Month at the library with an interactive scavenger hunt. Search throughout the library to uncover the identity of five important figures from Black history. Return your completed scavenger hunt to the desk for a free book (whi...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Stay Active & Independent for Life (SAIL)

10:00am - 11:00am
Library Online
Registration
Library Branch: Library Online
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Health & Wellness
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 493
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.

This event is in the "Kids" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Homework Help and Reading Buddies

4:15pm - 5:15pm
Southern Oaks Library
Library Branch: Southern Oaks Library
Room: Onsite (Southern Oaks)
Age Group: Kids, Teens, Adults
Program Type: Continuing Education, Reading Help, Writing
Event Description:
Practice makes perfect in sports, and the same is true in school. Join us on Wednesdays to practice reading with a volunteer or get help with your homework. No registration is required. Recommended for grades K-6. Call the library to inquire about pr...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

CLC (Community Literacy Center) Adult Basic Education

6:00pm - 8:00pm
Southern Oaks Library
Library Branch: Southern Oaks Library
Room: Meeting Room A (Southern Oaks)
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Books & Reading, Reading Help
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, math, and spelling ...