Southern Oaks Library
6900 South Walker
Oklahoma City, OK 73139
(405) 631-4468

Monday - Thursday 9am - 9pm
Friday 9am - 6pm
Saturday 9am - 5pm
Sunday 1pm - 6pm

About Southern Oaks Library

Southern Oaks Library, established in 1975, stands out prominently against a background of trees and a small creek just one-fourth mile north of I-240. This people-oriented library serves the diverse educational, informational and cultural needs of south Oklahoma City and County.

On September 25, 2012, a renovated Southern Oaks Library opened from a 16,000 square foot building to a 20,000 square foot building. The modernized library has plush reading lounges, a large teen area and over 40 computers.

Southern Oaks Library is also the second library in the Metropolitan Library System to use a new automated book return sorter. This sorter automatically directs a returned book to one of up to 20 different location bins around the MLS. This helps MLS save time and get books back on the shelves to customers faster with few steps.  Additional new features of the renovation include a new front vestibule and entry, rear driveway, more park spaces, and expanded bathrooms.

Local sculptor, Joe Slack, designed several sculptures outside the library entitled “Cover to Cover”.

Southern Oaks':


  • Annual summer reading program
  • Children Reading to Dogs
  • Computer Tutoring
  • Holiday programs for adults and children
  • Storytimes for Preschool Children
  • Monthly flyers with detailed information are available in the library.


  • Copy machine
  • Internet access computers for the public
  • Meeting room for public use, reservations required
  • Multi-use computers with Microsoft Office and children's educational software
  • Online computer services
  • Tours and instruction in the use of library resources
  • Tours and storytelling for schools, day care centers and other groups
  • Study Rooms
  • Free Wireless Internet

Renovation Highlights

  • New front vestibule and entry
  • New, expanded bathrooms
  • New rear driveway
  • New, additional parking spaces
  • New reading lounge areas
  • All new furniture and shelving


  • 105,000 fiction and nonfiction items for adults and children including hardback and paperback books, periodicals, audiotapes, videocassettes, music CD's and audio books on CD.
  • Computer access to the library system's collection of 1,000,000 items
  • Materials to support literacy programs
  • Materials via interlibrary loan.
  • Reference materials for in-library use