The Eastern Oklahoma Library System is a multi-county organization providing public library service through fifteen libraries in six counties.
The roots of this service date back to the early 1900s as regional community groups came together to organize book collections and reading groups. These early efforts grew into local libraries, most of which struggled to serve their communities with limited funds.
The Oklahoma Library Systems Act of 1967 allowed libraries to work together to improve library services and resources by establishing library systems. Starting in Muskogee County, the Eastern Oklahoma Library System radiated out to include Adair, Cherokee, Delaware, McIntosh and Sequoyah counties.
The Eastern Oklahoma Library System continues to grow and adapt to meet the changing information needs of the communities that it serves.
All meetings, except the January 28, 2020 board meeting, will be held at EOLS Support Services, 14 East Shawnee, Muskogee, OK 74403*. The January 28 meeting will be held at the Muskogee Public Library, 801 West Okmulgee, Muskogee, OK 74401.
*September 22, 2020 meeting will be held virtually using Zoom.
Behavior of Library Users
Meeting Room Policy
Library Materials Selection Policy
Interlibrary Loan Policy
Social Media Policy for Library Users
Library Volunteer Policy
Animals in the Library Policy
Exhibits and Display Policy
Distribution of Free Materials and Public Posting Policy
Unattended Children Policy
This is an unofficial compilation of links leading to sections of the Oklahoma Statutes relating to operation of the Eastern Oklahoma Library System. It does NOT include all statutes, rules, ordinances, or bylaws that may apply to a specific situation. It is intended as a convenient reference, not as a replacement for the official versions of these publications. It should not be substituted for advice of legal counsel.
Rather than reproducing the text of the statutes, links go to the actual Oklahoma State Court Network. Although these web versions of the law are not official, they are updated annually and are considered reliable sources.
Oklahoma Statute 65 O.S. §4-101 Establishment of Library System by Counties, Cities and Towns
Oklahoma Statute 65 O.S. §4-102 Creation and Termination of a Library System
Oklahoma Statute 65 O.S. §4-103 Multicounty Library System Boards
Oklahoma Statute 65 O.S. §4-104 Procedures of System Board – Officers, Meetings, Quorum
Oklahoma Statute 65 O.S. §4-105 Duties and Powers of System Board
Oklahoma Statute 65 O.S. §4-106 Employees, Library System
Oklahoma Statute 65 O.S. §4-107 Financing of Library Systems
Oklahoma Statute 65 O.S. §4-107.1 Capital Grants – Fund, Oklahoma Local Library Capital Revolving
Oklahoma Statute 65 O.S. §1-105 Patron Records, Confidentiality of
Oklahoma Statute 74 O.S. § 3106.4, Information Available on Website – Personally Identifiable Data
Personally identifiable data collected by Eastern Oklahoma Library System is the name, address, phone number, age and e-mail address of our cardholders.