Due to construction, the Southern Oaks Library is providing curbside services only until further notice.


All Metro Library locations are in the “Curbside Plus” stage. In this stage, ready holds will be delivered curbside. Customers can come into a library to use a computer or to print/copy/fax/scan. Masks are required.  Click here for more information.

All libraries will close at 5pm on Wednesday, Nov. 25 and will remain closed through Friday, Nov. 27. We will reopen on Saturday, Nov. 28.


About NaNoWriMo

National Novel Writing Month is an annual creative writing project that takes place during the month of November. Participants attempt to write a 50,000-word manuscript during the month of November.  Library events and resources will help you on your journey. 



So you’re ready to write your bestseller, but you need a little guidance?  Good news! , With your Metropolitan Library System card you can:

  • Check out an iPad for in-library use at our Almonte, Capitol Hill, Ralph Ellison, or Southern Oaks Libraries
  • Check out a Chromebook or laptop for in-library use at our Almonte Library.
  • Check out a Kindle Fire and/or WiFi hotspot for use at home
  • Check out books, CDs, DVDs, MP3 players, and magazines
  • Download or stream eBooksaudiobooksmusic, and magazines such as Writer’s Digest, Paris Review, The Writer, and Poets & Writers, among others
  • Use online resources like America’s Historical Newspapers, Film Scripts Online, Literary Reference Center Plus, and the Oklahoma Folklore Collection, among others to help with research questions.
  • Submit research questions to our Special Collections
  • Download or stream Feature Films and Documentaries

These are general services and features available to anyone, but there are also some writer-specific resources available here including curated booklists regarding craft in a variety of genres, notices of upcoming writing-related events in the Metropolitan Library System,

We have a great collection of audio and eBooks in our Overdrive collection which can be streamed or downloaded through the Libby app, available for free in your favorite app store. We also have Hoopla, a streaming service that offers movies, books, graphic novels, and music. And one of our newest additions, Kanopy, hosts a collection of art films, cult cinema, and documentaries, including many Criterion Collection titles.

I hope this is of some use to you, and please feel free to contact us at or call us at (405) 231-8650 if you have any questions.


Online Sessions

Tune in as we talk to paranormal expert, Jeff Provine. Through his experience researching and writing about haunted locations across Oklahoma and running public ghost tours, he is well versed in all things ghostly. Jeff will go in depth on what it takes to write these spooky tales.


A Special Speaker at the Urban Poets

November 30, 2020
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Ralph Ellison Library
Library Branch: Ralph Ellison Library
Room: Zoom (Ralph Ellison)
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Books & Reading, Cultural Experiences
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 94
Event Description:
Open Mic Poetry Night. Are you an amateur, a seasoned poet, or somewhere in between and looking for someplace to express your talent? Local poets have an opportunity to read their own work or just sit and listen to the work of other budding poets. Th...


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

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