Northwest Library
5600 NW 122nd St.
Oklahoma City, OK 73142
(405) 606-3580

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

About the Northwest Library

The Patience S. Latting Northwest Library opened on May 22, 2012 as the first new MLS library location in more than 30 years. This 35,000 square foot library features imagery of the Oklahoma prairie including study areas housed in glass that resemble oil-derricks. Wood-slat walls are reminiscent of the oil-field equipment crates that were historically used as temporary housing.  Shelving end-panels feature scenes from the Oklahoma prairie such as wheat fields and windmills. 

Oklahoma-themed outdoor art sculptures include a 7’ tall saurophaganax dinosaur, a 7’ long collared lizard, a raccoon, and cowgirl Lucille Mulhall with shelter dog Wall-E. These whimsical sculptures by artist Solomon Bassoff of Faducci Studio are constructed of steel armature covered with hand sculpted cement and enhanced with applied Italian glass mosaic.

The Northwest Library has broad sustainability features that will allow it to become the first LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified public library built in Oklahoma.  These LEED elements include a drip irrigation system, low-flow faucets/toilets to reduce water use, a geothermal heating and cooling system to reduce energy consumption, recycling bins for customers and staff, use of recycled and regionally sourced materials for construction, use of sustainably harvested wood, low-emitting finishes and day-lighting for interior spaces.

The Northwest Library, located near NW 122nd and MacArthur, is easily accessible through its close proximity to both the Hefner Parkway and the Kilpatrick Turnpike.

Special Events

Programs

Services

  • Reference assistance provided by professional staff
  • Personalized reader's advisory service
  • Tours and school group visits welcome with appointment in advance
  • Meeting rooms for public use, reservations required
  • Study rooms & carrels
  • Steampunk-themed teen area
  • Children’s area with interactive literacy center and children’s outdoor patio
  • More than 50 public computers with internet access and Microsoft Office
  • Comfortable reading lounge adjacent to outdoor patio
  • Copy machine with fax and scan capability
  • Free Wireless Internet

Collection

  • Approximately 156,000 fiction and nonfiction items for adults, young adults, and children including books, magazines, newspapers, audio books, music CDs, and DVDs.
  • Computer access to the MLS collection of 1,000,000 items and databases
  • Materials via interlibrary loan

Media