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 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)

Upcoming Events

Basic Reading Skills for Adults

April 1, 2020
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Southern Oaks Library
Cancelled
Library Branch: Southern Oaks Library
Room: Meeting Room A (Southern Oaks)
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Reading Help
Event Description:
Adults and teens, ages 16 and older, can improve their reading, spelling, and writing skills in this free class. The class meets twice a week on Monday and Wednesday and is coordinated by Community Literacy Centers (CLC). For questions or to enro...

Stay Active and Independent for Life (SAIL)

April 2, 2020
9:00am - 10:00am
Southern Oaks Library
Cancelled
Registration
Library Branch: Southern Oaks Library
Room: Meeting Room A (Southern Oaks)
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Health & Wellness
Event Description:
Staying Active and Independent for Life (SAIL) is a fitness program for older adults, which can be done sitting or standing. Performing exercise that improves strength, balance and fitness is critical for staying active and reducing the risk of falls...

Intermediate Tai Chi

April 2, 2020
10:15am - 11:15am
Southern Oaks Library
Cancelled
Registration
Library Branch: Southern Oaks Library
Room: Meeting Room A (Southern Oaks)
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Health & Wellness
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 anywher...

Citizenship Class

April 2, 2020
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Southern Oaks Library
Cancelled
Registration
Library Branch: Southern Oaks Library
Room: Meeting Room A (Southern Oaks)
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Continuing Education
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 15
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...

Composting and Raised Bed Gardening

April 3, 2020
10:00am - 11:00am
Southern Oaks Library
Cancelled
Registration
Library Branch: Southern Oaks Library
Room: Meeting Room A (Southern Oaks)
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Continuing Education, DIY & Hobbies, Health & Wellness
Event Description:
In Oklahoma, yard trimmings, grass clippings and food waste make up as much 50 percent of household waste. This adds materials to our already crowded landfills that could be transformed into compost through backyard composting. Compost is a natural n...

Art Time

April 4, 2020
10:30am - 11:00am
Southern Oaks Library
Cancelled
Registration
Library Branch: Southern Oaks Library
Room: Meeting Room A (Southern Oaks)
Age Group: Birth-PreK
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Storytimes
Event Description:
Creating simple art is one of the building blocks of a child's development. Research proves that the process develops fine motor skills and aids in language development, problem-solving skills, and critical thinking skills. Join us for an art inspire...