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Our Mission

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.

EOLS FY20-24 Strategic Plan

EOLS Headquarters

14 East Shawnee
Muskogee, OK 74403
918-683-2846
918-683-0436

Support Staff

Mary Moroney

Executive Director
ext. 239
mmoroney@eols.org

Amanda Spaulding

Business Manager
ext. 237
aspaulding@eols.org

Gloria Farmer

Technical Services Coordinator
ext. 233
gfarmer@eols.org

Joe Tholen

Information Technology Manager
ext. 234
jtholen@eols.org

James Williamson

Information Technology Coordinator
ext. 231
jwilliamson@eols.org

Laurie Gibson

Information Technology Librarian
ext. 224
lgibson@eols.org

Board of Trustees

  • Charity Stirling, President
    City of Kansas
  • Dana Chouteau, Vice President
    City of Grove
  • Peggy Hladik, Treasurer
    McIntosh County
  • Fran Bewley
    City of Sallisaw
  • Dan Cott
    City of Tahlequah
  • Reggie Cotton
    City of Muskogee
  • Mike Donahue
    City of Fort Gibson
  • Kaley Evans
    City of Haskell
  • Maxine Glory
    Cherokee County
  • Doug Harvell
    City of Muldrow
  • Brenda Maddan
    City of Stilwell
  • Janelle McKnight
    City of Eufaula
  • Dwight Phillips
    Sequoyah County
  • Margaret Rigney
    City of Checotah
  • Elaine Shetley
    City of Jay
  • Gary Walker
    Delaware County
  • Rozena Weaver
    City of Westville
  • Dale Wiggins
    City of Warner
  • Vacant
    Adair County
  • Vacant
    Muskogee County
  • Vacant
    City of Hulbert
The Board of Trustees are scheduled to meet at 1:00 p.m. on the following dates in 2020:
  • January 28
  • March 24
  • May 19
  • July 28
  • September 22
  • November 17

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.

Minutes for November 19, 2019 Board Meeting

Library Policies

State Statutes

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.