Norman Public Library Mon, 24 Nov 2014 00:53:07 -0600 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb How To Use the Norman Book Return

Norman Book Return in wallNorman has a new book return inside the library!  The new book return is for ALL library materials: books and DVDs.


To use the new book return simply wait for the green light and place items one at a time into it.  If the light is yellow, it is processing the previous item and you need to wait a moment.  If the light is red, the book return is closed.


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Norman Essential Information


Main Location: 225 North Webster, Norman OK 73069
West Location: 300 Norman Center Court, Norman OK 73072
24 Hour Library East Location: 125 Vicksburg Avenue, Norman OK 73071



   Main Number 405.701.2600
   Norman West 405.701.2644
   Adult & Teen Info 701.2620
   Children's Info 701.2630
   Computer Training Center
   Customer Service 701.2601
   Fax 405.701.2608
   Contact Form


Norman Central Hours:

   Mon - Thu 9 am - 9 pm
   Fri 9 am - 8 pm
   Sat 9 am - 5 pm
   Sun 1 pm - 6 pm


Norman West Hours:

   Mon - Thu 9 am - 9 pm
   Fri 9 am - 8 pm
   Sat 9 am - 8 pm
   Sun 1 pm - 6 pm


Norman Central Calendars

   All Events
   Adult Events
   Teen Events
   Children Events
   Computer Classes

Meeting Room Request Calendar


Norman West Calendars

All Events
Adult Events
Teen Events
Children Events

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How do I use the Norman Book Box?

book locker at Sooner MallThe Pioneer Library System is now offering more locations for you to pick up library materials.  If you are out shopping at the Sooner Mall or visiting the B&B Country Store, you can pick up your requested materials from the new book boxes.  Using the book boxes is very easy and fast.

Selecting Book Box Location

1. Find the material you want in the catalog
2. Click the "place a hold" button
      -If not already logged in, log in with 14 digit library card number and  4 digit pin number
3. Select a location to pick up materials
      -B&B Country Store book box
      -Sooner Mall book box (located near the family seating South of Old Navy)
4. Write a short comment if necessary
5. Click "Request" button to finalize
6. Click "Return to Searching" or "Logout and Return" to go back to the catalog to continue browsing

You will be notified by phone, email, or traditional mail when your hold is available for pick-up.
     -Wait until AFTER noon to pick up materials
     -If checking status online:
          -"on hold shelf" means item will be delivered the next day
          -"checked out" means item is at the book box
     -Items are checked out to patron the day it is placed in book box
     - Please pick up items within a week

Picking Up Materials at Book Box

1. Type in the last 7 digits of your library card number.
2. Box will pop open and you can receive materials

Returning Materials
The book boxes are pickup locations only.  Bookdrops for returning materials are located at both locations:
     -Sooner Mall bookdrops are located outside the North entrance of Sears & inside by Old Navy
     -B&B bookdrop is located in front of store

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Joining the Norman Friends Group

Photo of woman holding sign that reads Just so you know the Norman friends of the library

About the Norman Friends of the Library

The Friends of the Norman Library support the work of the Library through advocacy, financial assistance, volunteering, special projects and staff development.


President: Jaci Williams  at

Membership Chair: Katherine Brooks at

Book Sales

Chairs of Sales: Simm and Lori Rudnick at

• Annual four-day sale last weekend of October
• Romance Sale in February
• Better Books Sale in May
• Cookbook Sale in July


Accepted donations include current books in good shape, multimedia and current year magazines; periodicals and reference materials are not accepted.

Donations may be delivered directly to the Friends of the Norman Library Sorting Center, located at 226 W. Gray Street, across the street directly South of the Norman Public Library.

Beginning 10 a.m. Jan. 3, 2012, volunteers are available to receive donations at the Sorting Center

Regular donation hours will be Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Sorting Center is located on the East side of the building and has grey double doors.

Those with donations are asked to take them to the Sorting Center instead of the Norman Public Library. After-hours and large donations may be arranged through the Friends by e-mailing

Newsletter & Membership Form

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Computer Training Center Schedules

The Norman Public Library Computer Training Center (CTC) offers free computer courses on a regular basis. So whether you are young or old and need to learn for the first time or as a refresher the Norman CTC has something for you.

You can visit the Norman page to find out more or click here to view the current class schedule.

If you have recently taken a computer class be sure to fill out our online evaluation form.

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When is the book sale? The Norman Friends of the Library hold their Annual Book Sale over a four-day period in late October, from Friday night to Monday night.

There is a Romance Book Sale in February, a Better Books Sale in May and an annual Cookbook Sale in July.

Money earned from the sales goes to the Norman Public Library for the purchase of new books and materials, Library festivals and programs, staff continuing education and support of the Norman Children's Department annual Summer Reading Program.]]> (Adri) Norman Wed, 21 Nov 2007 17:41:59 -0600
What are the rules for using the Norman Library meeting rooms?

Norman Public Library Meeting Room Policy

The Norman Public Library encourages the public use of meeting rooms as gathering places to exchange ideas, access and share information and participate in programs created for public enjoyment.  The Library’s meeting rooms are available for use by community organizations and individuals for educational, cultural, and civic purposes. 

Because the Library’s facilities are currently limited due to increasing demand and decreasing space, meeting rooms may no longer be scheduled for purely social purposes.  This includes baby showers, birthday parties, family gatherings, and other celebratory occasions.  The meeting rooms may not be used for commercial purposes or for programs designed to promote the purchase of products or services.

Scheduling priority is given to programs and meetings sponsored by the Library and the City of Norman. Permission to use a Library meeting room does not in any way constitute an endorsement by the Library of the group or individual’s policies or beliefs and no claim to that effect or Library sponsorship may be used, explicitly or implicitly, in advertising.

Further, the undersigned, on behalf of themselves and the group reserving the meeting room, agree to monitor the activities of the participants in the programs and activities to minimize the risk of injury to myself and the participants. With respect to any loss or injury arising from the programs and activities, I agree to release PLS and the city or town from any liability and to indemnify and hold harmless PLS and the city or town for any such claim.

No charge is made for the use of the rooms, but all uses are subject to the following conditions:


a)  Meeting rooms may be reserved only by valid Pioneer Library System card holders.

b)   All meetings must be free and open to the public. 

c)   No admission shall be charged for any activity in the rooms.  No services or products may be bought or sold to the public, unless the organization is affiliated with the library or the City of Norman.   No dues or sign-up fees may be collected by an organization while in the room.

d)   Set up of tables and chairs are the responsibility of the user. No library personnel are available to assist groups.  This includes arranging rooms, carrying supplies, and giving technical support.

e)   Materials are not to be attached to walls or windows by any means (tape, nails, tacks, adhesives, etc.)  If requested, the library will provide easels.

f)   Meetings must be concluded and the room returned to its original condition prior to the end of the Library’s business day.  Failure to do so may result in the loss of meeting room privileges.

g)   Food may be served in the rooms.  Groups are responsible for the disposal of all food and trash in the dumpster to the north of the building. 

h)   If any damage or loss occurs, the group using the room must pay for the repair or replacement of the items.

i)    All meetings must be held during library hours.  Exceptions must be cleared through the Branch Manager.

j)    The Library reserves the right to move groups to other rooms when necessary.

k)   The Library Branch Manager reserves the right to cancel any meeting should conditions or situations warrant such action.

l)    An adult leader shall be present at all times and be responsible for the supervision of any groups of children under the age of eighteen.

m)  The following items are prohibited in Library meeting rooms:

Red punch, cooking, alcoholic beverages, illegal substances or drugs, firearms, open flames, including the burning of candles or tea lights, excessive noise levels, smoking.




a.   Each group or individual is required to fill out a registration form prior to each meeting.  The form must be signed by an adult (age 18 or older) with a valid Pioneer Library System card.

b.   Rooms may be reserved up to three months in advance for one meeting and one room at a time. By necessity, meetings currently are limited to 4 hours per day.  Exceptions may be made by the branch manager.

c.   In the event that meeting room A/B is not in use by a registered group, the room may be used by a registered individual adult (age 18 or older). However, the room may not be reserved in advance for individual use.

d.   Requests for use of equipment must be made at the time of the room reservation.  Available equipment is listed on the registration form.  All equipment remains in the library.

e.  The Library will confirm the reservation with the contact person.


The Norman Public Library has two meeting rooms:

Room A/B, capacity of 50

Lowry Room, capacity of 197


Norman LibraryBoard Approved February 26, 2007

Updated,  Norman Library Board, August 16, 2010


Click here to access the online Meeting Room Request Calendar

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