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Oklahoma Laws and Regulations Governing
Multi-County Public Library Systems

This collection is a selective unofficial compilation of links to sections of the Oklahoma Constitution, Oklahoma Statutes (primarily Title 65) and Oklahoma Administrative Code (primarily Titles 60 and 405) relating to multi-county public libraries. 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.

Within the broad groupings below, sections are arranged alphabetically by topic. Rather than reproducing the text, links to the actual Oklahoma State Court Network and to the Secretary of State Office of Administrative Rules are provided. Although these web versions of the law are not official, they are updated annually and are considered reliable sources. For each broad group below, there is also a link for an arrangement by title and section if that approach is preferred.

Please note the following explanations of citation abbreviations:
O.S. = Oklahoma Statutes
OAC = Oklahoma Administrative Code

Definitions used in Library Code (65 O.S. §1-104)

Definitions used in ODL Rules on Public Library Systems (OAC 405:10-1-2)

Adult Novelty Shops – Proximity (11 O.S. §22-109.1)

Audit and Inventory – Annual (OAC 405:10-5-2)

Board of Trustees, Library System

Budget, Annual (Rule) (OAC 405:10-5-1)

Budget, Annual (Statute) (65 O.S. §4-105)

Cooperative Agreements, Inter-Local (65 O.S. §5-101)

Damage to Library Materials (21 O.S. §1739)

Damage to Library Materials, Malicious (21 O.S. §1785)

Disabled Persons – Services to (7 O.S. §8)

Donations – Confidentiality (51 O.S. §24A.11)

Employees, Library

Establishment of Systems

Funding, Systems

Incorporation of Existing Public Libraries into a System (OAC 405:10-5-4)

Insurance (Public Libraries)

Library Code – General Provisions

Library Service – State of Oklahoma Policy (Statute) (65 O.S. §1-102)

Library Service and Development Plan (OAC 405:10-5-3)

Library Standards and Accreditation (65 O.S. §2-106)

Literacy Services – Contracts (65 O.S. §3-107.1)

Oklahoma Department of Libraries – Miscellaneous Rules

Oklahoma Department of Libraries Contracts with Libraries (65 O.S. §3-107)

Oklahoma Department of Libraries Service to Public Libraries (65 O.S. §3-105)

Oklahoma Statutes and Session Laws – Free Copies (75 O.S. §14)

Open Meetings

Open Records

Patron Records, Confidentiality of (65 O.S. §1-105)

Plan, Library Service and Development (OAC 405:10-5-3)

Smoking Prohibited (21 O.S. §1247)

State Aid Grants

State Publications Depository Library System


Theft of Library Materials (21 O.S. §1739)

Withdrawal From or Termination of System

Eastern Oklahoma District Library System Policies

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Patron Registration, Circulation and Overdue Procedures/Internet Usage Policy

Behavior (Personal) for Library Users

Interlibrary Loan Policy

Distribution of Free Materials and Public Posting Policy

Exhibits and Display Policy

Donation Policy

Library Materials Selection Policy

Meeting Room Policy

Animals in the Library Policy

Social Networking/Media Policy for Library Users

Library Volunteer Policy

Reference Policy

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