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 60-minute internet access and printing capabilities
    • An express computer with 15-minute 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

Upcoming Events

Grow With Google: Computer Basics & Resume Booster

January 21, 2020
9:30am - 11:30am
Southern Oaks Library
Registration
Library Branch: Southern Oaks Library
Room: Teen Area (Southern Oaks)
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Continuing Education
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Description:
Feeling left behind in the digital age? This is the program for you! Learn basic computer skills - search for information, create documents, use email, set up social media accounts, find jobs, keep your personal information safe, and have fun online...

Homework Help

January 21, 2020
4:00pm - 6:00pm
Southern Oaks Library
Library Branch: Southern Oaks Library
Room: Study Room A (Southern Oaks)
Age Group: Kids, Teens
Program Type: Homework Help
Event Description:
Do you need a little extra help with your homework? Are you struggling with a specific subject or just want general help? Come by the library once a week on Tuesdays to help get back on track. Homework help tutors will be available on a first come, f...

Children Reading to Dogs

January 21, 2020
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Southern Oaks Library
Registration
Library Branch: Southern Oaks Library
Room: Children's Area (Southern Oaks)
Age Group: Kids
Program Type: Child Development & Parenting, Continuing Education, Reading Help
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 4
Event Description:

Want to be a more confident reader? Build "pawsitive" self-esteem and improve your reading skills while reading aloud to certified therapy dogs at the library.

This is a recurring event and takes place on one Tuesday and one Sunday each month. This event is held at multiple libraries....

Basic Reading Skills for Adults

January 22, 2020
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, Continuing Education, Reading Help
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) 524-7323...

Citizenship Class

January 23, 2020
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: 21
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...

Coffee and Crafts

January 24, 2020
10:00am - 11:00am
Southern Oaks Library
Registration
Library Branch: Southern Oaks Library
Room: Meeting Room A (Southern Oaks)
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, DIY & Hobbies
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 20
Event Description:
Enjoy crafting, card making, DIY, knitting, crocheting, needlework, or working with fabric? Bring your project and meet other members of your community who enjoy creative crafting and/or working with fibers of all types! Bring your creativity and we'...