The Ardmore Public Library has a great deal to offer to citizens of all ages. How can we help you today?
- Over 75,000 titles
- Books, magazines, newspapers, audio books on CD, DVDs, and music CDs
- Reference materials including an extensive collection of auto repair resources
- Materials for genealogy research, including census and Indian rolls
- Oklahoma History collection
- The McGalliard Historical Collection - photos and documents of Ardmore's history; available online
- Accelerated Reader lists and titles for school children
- 24 public PCs with Internet access, plus Microsoft Office software
- Free wireless internet connectivity throughout the building
- Meeting rooms, including kitchen facilities, and quiet study rooms
- Copiers, printers, faxing, and a notary public (these services involve a fee)
- Tax forms
- Help with research and answering questions
- Literacy and Outreach Services
Accessing materials the Ardmore Public Library does not own
If you need something that we do not own, you can request it. We will either purchase the item or request to borrow it from another library for you. We will make the decision to purchase or borrow based on a number of factors including potential use by other patrons, availability, and cost.
[If you need something we do own but that is checked out, you can find it in our online catalog and place a hold on it or ask that we place a hold on it for you.]
You can request materials in person at the library, by telephone at (580) 223-8290, or by email. Some materials are difficult to borrow via Interlibrary Loan (ILL), such as genealogy resources, reference books, DVDs, etc., and we may not be able to get them at all; also, the process of borrowing anything via ILL can take several weeks. Occasionally, other libraries charge fees and we will ask if you are willing to pay those when we are notified by the lending library, before we borrow on your behalf. Normally borrowed items can be checked out just like other materials but sometimes restrictions such as shortened loan time and "in library use only" are placed on these items by the lending library. Items we decide to purchase will take a minimum of a week to be available to you and often longer depending on where we buy it and how many other requests we have at the same time.