Stroud Public Library
Stroud Public Library connects you to the joy of reading and information for life-long learning.
It is our intent to provide the best in library services that knowledge and resources can furnish.
Mon/Tue: 9am-1pm / 2-6pm
Wed thru Thu: 9am-1pm / 2-5pm
Closed on all federal holidays
We carry over 14,000 volumes for all ages, including books, audio books, videos, Reference, Oklahoma, Genealogy and Quilting materials, as well as magazines and newspapers. Library services are available to Lincoln County residents and accounts are free!
A library card is required to check out any materials. You may print the application (PDF) or come to the library to get one.
For children under 18, the signing adult is responsible for materials checked out on the child’s card. Please bring, do not mail, the completed application with your ID to the library at 301 W. 7th Street, Stroud, OK.
New patrons may check out one book per card the day they open an account and up to four books when the first is returned.
You may view your account online in the library catalog. Please contact the librarian for login information.
Books and audiobooks check out for two weeks. DVDs check out for one week.
Items may be renewed in person, via the phone, email, or the online catalog for one additional check-out period.
Fines for overdue books are 5 cents per day, per book; however, there is a one day grace period.
Items may be returned to the book drop located on the north side of the building, unless otherwise noted.
Significantly overdue books or large, accumulated fines may suspend your account.
Check out “Juniper’s Butterfly Garden” and receive one free voucher good for general admission for 4 people to the OKC Zoo and Botanical Garden! Reservations are not required to enter the zoo. This program runs until June 2024 or while supplies last and is courtesy of OKC Zoo and Botanical Garden and OG+E. Ask staff for more information. #ReadForAdventure.
Interlibrary loans are available through the Oklahoma Department of Libraries. Patrons are asked to cover the cost of return shipping.
Find additional resources through the Oklahoma Department of Libraries’ Digital Prairie.
E-Books are now available for Stroud Public Library patrons through the Oklahoma Virtual Library and OverDrive. Contact the library to set up an e-book account, you will need a library card and an email address.
- Permission to use a computer is separate from having a library card.
- The internet release form must be signed in person at the library to use library computers.
- For children under 18, a legal guardian must be present to sign the form.
- Time on the computer will be limited as necessary to serve all patrons.
- Webcams and headsets available. Computers have CD/DVD drive and an SD card reader is available
Cash or check only for payments. Copies may be made on 8.5-by-11 inch letter sized paper or 8.5-by-14 inch legal sized paper.
Black and white
Any color on page
Some color on page
Full color page
Please ask the librarian about fax services. The library provides a cover sheet for free.
Want to do a family tree? Don’t know where to start? Come see us! Our wonderful genealogy collection includes:
- Census information for Lincoln and Creek counties from 1900 to 1930. We have indexed information for Keokuk Township.
- 1890 schedule enumerating Union veterans and their widows
- Other census publications
- Stroud High School year books
- Lincoln County history book
- Centennial publications for Sparks, Meeker, and Stroud. You may purchase a Stroud Centennial book for $45.00 plus shipping.
- Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) cemetery index for Lincoln County
- Stroud newspaper obituary index. See our online indexes by clicking here.
- The birth index includes the child’s name or gender if given, the parents’ names as given and the source of information listed alphabetically by surname.
- Abstracts of Lincoln County Oklahoma obituaries compiled by members of Indian Springs Chapter, National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution.
- Lincoln County marriage index
- Other genealogy books are listed in the online catalog
Friends of the Library
The Friends of the Library/Library Society may be contacted by calling Stroud Public Library. Annual book sales are held in May & December to benefit the library and support programming.
The Library Society/Friends of the Library accept donations year-round. Just bring the books to the Library during business hours. Newly published and gently used books may be added to the collection. The library especially depends on such donations in the fall and winter when funds are low. Other items go into the book sales. Donations are particularly welcomed just before a sale! As always, monetary gifts are welcome and can be designated by the donor for a specific purpose.
Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library
Stroud Library Society is now partnered with Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library to give a free, age-appropriate book mailed to the home of young children living in the Stroud area each month.
- If you have a child less than 5 years old and live in the Stroud 74079 ZIP code
- Register your child today for Free at ImaginationLibrary.com!
- In 6-8 weeks, your child will receive their first book in the mail, ‘The Little Engine That Could’
- Books will arrive in the mail monthly until your child’s 5th birthday.
The Stroud Literary Society would appreciate your help to make sure all of the children in the Stroud area may continue to receive such wonderful books in their home. It takes only $25 to support one child for a year. The average retail cost of Imagination Library title is about $14 per book. However, by purchasing in volume, the Imagination Library is able to acquire and mail customized titles for about $2.20 each. If you would like to help this program continue, kindly contact the Stroud Public Library for more information or Donate Online at imaginationlibrary.com
The library has general filing and book shelving work that may be done by volunteers year-round. However, help is especially needed during Summer Reading Program, typically held each Thursday in June.
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