Welcome to the Friends of the Library

Our Mission: To raise funds and awareness for the Metropolitan Library System, support its mission, augment its ability to enhance services and programs, and to promote literacy within our community.

Important Announcement: For the health and safety of our volunteer community, the Friends of the Library is temporarily closed for donations, sales and volunteering. We are not accepting donations at any location at this time. Please check back for updates or click the button below and sign up to be notified when we will accept donations again.

The Friends of the Metropolitan Library System was formed in 1978 and is recognized as a charitable 501c3 organization by the IRS. We are funded by annual dues paid by our members and by proceeds from our book sales, held each year in Oklahoma City and online through our Amazon storefront. In partnership with Metropolitan Library System’s 19 branches, we accept donations of used media materials – books, CDs, DVDs, books on tape or CD, and vinyl records – at each branch and at our used materials Sort Site (map). Here, our volunteers prepare items withdrawn from library shelves and items donated by the community, for sales. Through the years our members, volunteers and booksale customers have generated nearly $5,000,000 in gifts to the Metropolitan Library System. We provide annual grants to fund strategic initiatives including:

  • Games, toys, and supplies for playful learning
  • Technology and training for innovative homework help
  • Engaging programming and opportunities for enriching lives
  • Scholarships and educational opportunities for library staff

We invite you to join us in our passion for libraries. Join, donate, shop or volunteer today so that together we can grow the Metropolitan Library System for Oklahoma County.

Friends of the Library Community Impact

$
raised in support of Metropolitan Library System
used books and materials recycled annually

Friends of the Library

Office
300 Park Avenue, Oklahoma City, OK 73102
Phone: 405-606-3763
Fax: 405-606-3735
Email: Friends@metrolibrary.org

Sort Site
300 NE 50th Street, Oklahoma City, OK 73105
Phone: 405-236-4734
Hours:
Currently Closed until Further Notice due to COVID19

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