Our library belongs to our people. We strive to offer meaningful resources, materials, and help for literacy, education, employment, and wellness for the Iowa Tribe and its community. We are dedicated to providing materials, access, and resources for the literacy of our tribal community. Many of our resources are now available online. Please feel free to contact our Library Staff for any questions, or help accessing our Library resources and services.

Contact Us

Email: itolibrary@iowanation.org
Phone: (405) 547-2402 ext. 2201
Fax: (405) 547-4359
Text a Librarian: (405) 939-6560

Library Hours

Monday – Friday 8:00am – 4:30pm
Closed for lunch daily 11:30am – 12:30pm

Library Account Sign-Up: Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma Tribal Members living anywhere, and the general public residing in Lincoln or Payne County are eligible for library membership. Please review the Circulation Policy below and return the registration form with a copy of your photo ID and utility bill for proof of address.

Book and Media Requests: Our library is happy to take suggestions for specific book and media requests.

Oklahoma Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped: The Oklahoma Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped provides free services to Oklahomans who are blind or visually impaired. Those with reading disabilities or physical limitations that make it difficult to use standard print also qualify for our services.

Apply Here for Services: https://www.olbph.org/apply

Empowering Generations

Empowering Generations: The Oklahoma State Department of Education provides a resource guide for educators with information about Tribal Nations as they relate to the Oklahoma Academic Standards. The information in the Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma Education Guide was reviewed and revised by an in-person focus group and data collection survey, facilitated by the Higher Education Department. All adult Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma Tribal Members were invited to contribute to this educational review.  The final draft of this document was reviewed and approved by the Business Committee March 2024.

Click on the image to download the document.

Empowering Generations Cover Image


TumbleBook Library

Our Library has a subscription to TumbleBookLibrary, and your family can access it from home! It’s unlimited, and it’s free for you to use from home!

Read, Watch, and Learn with this collection of eBooks, read-along, music, memory and language games, graphic novels, and more.


TumbleMath is a comprehensive collection of math picture books. All in the amazing TumbleBook format complete with animation and narration. The books are accompanied by supplementary materials such as lesson plans and quizzes.


TeenBookCloud (TBC) is a collection of videos and chapter books in categories which include: Ebooks, Read-Alongs, Graphic Novels, Videos, and Audio Books. The books feature adjustable text sizes, full narration, and a read-along function which highlights text as it is read. You have access to lesson plans, quizzes and the Common Core Portal! These features make TBC a great tool for reluctant readers and ESL students. Plus, all these options can be switched to manual so readers can read at their own pace.

OK Virtual Library — OverDrive

MEET KANOPY! – Be Entertained, Be Enriched

Kanopy: Films that matter

Stream films anytime, anywhere on your preferred devices. Free for you—brought to you by the Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma library. Kanopy delivers a diverse collection of 30,000+ enriching movies, films, documentaries, and series available to stream anytime and anywhere — from desktop to TV to tablet. An ideal platform for showcasing independent films that fuels lifelong learning, we are on a mission to ensure that everyone has access to enriching films that bridge cultural boundaries, spark discussion, and expand worldviews.

Kanopy Kids features an unlimited collection of films and TV series that inspire and inform, helping children develop social-emotional skills and reinforcing valuable learning topics, such as history, science, and new languages. Kanopy Kids has a diverse selection of educational and entertaining content that ranges across Movies, TV Series, Animated Storybooks, Live Action, and Animated favorites. Kanopy Kids is appropriate for children ages 2 and up, with a focus on Kids ages 2-8. Parents can also choose to implement parental controls to enable them to stay within the dedicated Kanopy Kids area for age-appropriate content.

Ebooks and Audiobooks

The Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma Library is a member of the OK Virtual Library Consortium. Our library has gained access to ebooks and audiobooks for our library patrons. Patrons will need to click the drop down box to find “Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma Library” and then type in their library card number. Please contact the Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma Library for further assistance.


Available 10AM – Midnight

FREE Online Tutoring: Through a partnership with Tutor.com, The Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma Library offers free online assistance that connects students one-to-one with subject-expert tutors for assistance in most general education courses. Online tutoring service can be accessed from any Internet-enabled computer or mobile device. This online tutoring service also provides real-time and drop-off writing assistance. Additionally, the program offers resources such as study tools, lessons, test prep materials and instructional videos. After you work with a tutor, you can print your session to review it again at any time.

Learning Express Library

FREE Test Prep, Career Building Skills, Adult GED Education, Job and Career Accelerator and More.

Learning Express offers free access to study guides, practice tests, job search tools, e-books, and tutorials will help you achieve your career and educational goals.


To access off site, please click here or on the below logo.


To access on site at the Iowa Tribe Library, please click here or on the below logo.


Ebsco Consumer Health Complete: Medical prescription info, diagnosis and wellness guides, magazine and journal access, healthy recipes, fact sheets and pamphlets for your health.

Ebscohost Research Database: Access to many databases including the Bibliography of Native North Americans, Academic Search Elite, ERIC, Newswire, and many other helpful tools for your research needs.

Digital Prairie

Oklahoma Digital Prairie: Digital content of 100 years of rich, vibrant history from the 46th State. Resources include documents, photographs, newspapers, reports, pamphlets, posters, maps and audio/visual content. Content ranges from the late 1800s to the present day. “The Oklahoma Department of Libraries has designed Digital Prairie to serve as an electronic library for the people of Oklahoma.”

Archives of the Iowa Tribal Library

Iowa Oral History & Language

The ITO Library would like to thank the Franklin M. Murray Family for providing the following recordings:

Brief History of Franklin M. Murray

Photo of Franklin M. Murray & wife – Franklin M. Murray with wife, Martha (McGlaslin) Murray – married September 1923, Second photo is Franklin M. Murray at Otoe Encampment in 1980 at the age of 85

Franklin M. Murray-Language Introduction

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