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A library card offers you access to all the services you have come to love, such as books, magazines and newspapers, but we’re so much more!

  • Attend colorful events for all ages.
  • Enjoy free Wi-Fi at all library branches.
  • Access internet computers with Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Publisher.
  • Browse materials from 15 libraries and pick up at your favorite branch.
  • Access digital resources like ebooks, audiobooks, magazines, movies, TV shows and free music.
  • Explore information-rich databases like Ancestry, Universal Class, Law Depot and Mango Languages.
  • Download our App! Manage your account, search our catalog and place holds, find a library nearest you, keep in touch with your library community, and so much more!

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Find answers for frequently asked questions here. Need more help? Please call us at 918-683-2846, or find contact info for your local branch here.

How do I get a library card?

If you live in Adair, Cherokee, Delaware, McIntosh, Muskogee, or Sequoyah county, you are eligible for a free library card.

Visit your local EOLS library and show a proof of address (example: driver’s license, mail, bill) to register.

Register online here. Self-registered cards expire in 30 days. Patrons with self-registered cards are invited to come to their local EOLS branch to receive a permanent card and prove their residency.

Children of any age are welcome to have a card, but those under 18 must have a parent or guardian sign the application and review the internet use guidelines.

I’m not a resident. Can I get a card?

Citizens who pay ad valorem taxes in an EOLS service county qualify for a free library card, even if their primary residence is in another county. To register, visit an EOLS library and show a copy of a county tax assessor bill.

People who do not live or own property in an EOLS service county are non-residents and must pay $30 for a library card.

I’m a local college student. Can I get a card?

Students who attend a school in an EOLS service county are eligible for a free library card.

Visit an EOLS library to register. Bring a proof of address (example: driver’s license, mail, bill) and a student ID.

What if I lose my library card?

Visit your library to get a new card. There is a $1 replacement fee. Keychain cards are also available for $1.

Where can I use my library card?

EOLS serves Adair, Cherokee, Delaware, McIntosh, Muskogee, and Sequoyah counties. You can use your library card at any of the 15 branches throughout the system.

Click here for a list of locations.

How many items can I check out?

A total of 50 items may be checked out at one time. There is a seven DVD and seven video game maximum per card.

How long can I borrow library materials?

Most library materials check out for 21 days.This includes books, audiobooks, and magazines. DVDs, video games, and non-traditional items check out for 7 days. Chromebooks and wi-fi hotspots check out for 8 days.

How do I renew library materials?

You may renew items twice. You can renew by phone, in person, or online at My Account.

Items cannot be renewed if a hold is placed on the title by another patron.

Where can I return library materials?

You may return library materials to any of the 15 branches in the system except for wi-fi hotspots, Chromebooks and non-traditional items. Those devices must be returned to the library they were checked out at.

Additional Library Services

Public Computers

Computers with Internet access are available at each of the branch libraries. Library card holders are allowed 2 one-hour sessions each day. Children under 18 may be allowed Internet access with the approval of a parent or guardian. Visitors may request a Guest Pass at the service desk. Guests are permitted one pass per day.

Cost per page for printing:

  • Black & White: 15¢
  • Color: $1.00

Free WiFi

We offer free wireless Internet access at all 15 branches.

Copy, Fax, Scan, and Print

Our branches offer a number of business services for a small fee. You can copy, fax, scan, or print emails, documents, photos, boarding passes, web pages, and more at EOLS. Work directly from a library computer or use your smartphone, tablet, home computer, or laptop to send a mobile print request.

  • Black and white prints are 15¢ per page
  • Color prints are $1 per page
  • Payment is by cash or credit/debit card [$5 or more]
  • Fax – Local, 800, Long-distance: $1.00 | International: $10.00 plus $1 per page | Receiving: $1.00

3D Printing

The Grove Public Library, the Muskogee Public Library, and the Tahlequah Public Library are excited to offer 3D printing to our patrons. By offering 3D printing, we are inviting you to discover your most creative self by learning how to design objects.

For more details on this service, check out our webpage on 3D printing.

Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) connects patrons with libraries nationwide to borrow books and materials that EOLS does not own. Request and receive ILL materials at your local library.

Non-Traditional Collections

Several EOLS branches have non-traditional collections available for in-house use or checkout. Ask about non-traditional collections are your local library.

Here’s just a sample of what’s available.

Exercise equipment
Sewing machines
Fishing poles

Meeting Rooms

When we’re not using the libraries’ meeting rooms for public events and internal meetings, we’re happy to share with others. Meeting space varies at each library. Review the meeting room policy below then contact your local library for room details and availability.

Meeting Room Policy


Notary services are offered at most branches. Cost is $2.00 per stamp. Contact your local library to determine availability.

Test Proctoring

Free proctoring services for individuals are offered at most branches. Contact your local library to determine availability.