New Self Pick-Up Service Comes To Metro Libraries


How many times have you thought this: “It would be faster if I just did it myself”?  If you have kids, the number will be in the thousands.

The Metropolitan Library System offers a service that speeds up the process of checking out books and other items you place on reserve. It’s called Self Pick-Up and it lets you skip waiting in line at the Check Out Desk entirely.   

When you put an item on reserve, you tell the system at which library you want to pick it up.  When it’s ready, you stop by the designated location and go to the area where reserves are kept, usually near a staff desk so someone will be close at hand to give you some help if you need it.

“Your books will be shelved by the first four letters of your last name and the last four digits of your library card number,” explained MLS Director of Marketing and Communications Kim Terry.  “No one but you will know that this ‘code’ refers to you.  Grab your books and proceed to the self-check station or the Check Out Desk to borrow the materials using the same card you used to put the items on reserve.  And you’re on your way.”

If you want some help the first time you go through this process, don’t hesitate to ask one of the staff.

Self Pick-Up is now available at all MLS locations except Del City Library and the Extension Libraries and is the fastest way to use your library for the things you need.

For more information about any of the services provided by your Metropolitan Library System visit the MLS website,

The Metropolitan Library System of Oklahoma County includes 14 libraries and five extension libraries. Libraries include Almonte, Belle Isle, Capitol Hill, Patience S. Latting Northwest, Ralph Ellison, Ronald J. Norick Downtown Library, and Southern Oaks in Oklahoma City, as well as Bethany, Choctaw, Del City, Edmond, Midwest City, Village and Warr Acres. Extensions are located in the communities of Harrah, Jones, Luther and Nicoma Park and include Wright Library in Oklahoma City. You can also reach us at