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

Sensory Seeking Playtime

August 26, 2019
10:30am - 11:15am
Southern Oaks Library
Registration
Library Branch: Southern Oaks Library
Room: Meeting Room A (Southern Oaks)
Age Group: Birth-PreK
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Child Development & Parenting
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 22
Event Description:
Children of all abilities and ages need and benefit from sensory-based play and bonding with their caregivers.  Sensory Seeking Playtime allows them to connect ideas with concrete experiences, stimulates the brain and strengthens neural pathways, and...

Beginners Tai Chi

August 27, 2019
9:00am - 10:00am
Southern Oaks Library
Registration
Library Branch: Southern Oaks Library
Room: Meeting Room A (Southern Oaks)
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Health & Wellness
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 9
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 08/08/2019 and you must attend the first two sessions to...

Grow With Google: Computer Basics & Resume Booster

August 27, 2019
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...

Intermediate Tai Chi

August 27, 2019
10:15am - 11:15am
Southern Oaks Library
Registration
Library Branch: Southern Oaks Library
Room: Meeting Room A (Southern Oaks)
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Health & Wellness
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 22
Event Description:

Let’s get stronger, together! Evidence suggests that Tai Chi is an effective means of improving balance, strengthening muscles, and building confidence to prevent falls. Tai Chi is a low-impact dance-like exercise that can be performed almost anywhere.

This Intermediate class teaches participants ways to improve their overall mind, body and spirit through a series of slow continuous movements. This is a recurring event. Participants of the class have completed Beginners' Tai Chi instruction. If ...

FAM (Fandom Anime and Manga) Club

August 27, 2019
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Southern Oaks Library
Registration
Library Branch: Southern Oaks Library
Room: Meeting Room A (Southern Oaks)
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Cultural Experiences, DIY & Hobbies
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 24
Event Description:
FAM stands for Fandom, Anime and Manga (plus more!). If you come to this monthly club you might make a kawaii craft, play board games, write fan fiction, perfect your cosplay, hunt for Pokemon, make a light saber, watch shows together, or discuss yo...

Beginners Tai Chi

August 29, 2019
9:00am - 10:00am
Southern Oaks Library
Registration
Library Branch: Southern Oaks Library
Room: Meeting Room A (Southern Oaks)
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Health & Wellness
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 9
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 08/08/2019 and you must attend the first two sessions to...