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.
Book and Media Requests: Our library is happy to take your specific book and media requests, available through our Interlibrary Loan through the Oklahoma Department of Libraries. Please note that all requests will typically arrive within a week’s time. We are also happy to work with fulfilling any homebound elder’s audio and large-print book requests for delivery.
Circulation and Sign-Up: Our library checks out materials to our community for a period of 2 weeks. Library users do not need a physical library card to sign-up and utilize our services. Individuals will be signed up through our electronic circulation system during time of check-out. Our tribal library does not charge for late fees but we ask that materials are returned in a timely manner for the ability to maintain our collection and access to all.
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Phone: 405-547-2402 ext. 2201
Text a Librarian: 405-939-6560
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.
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
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 a 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 now 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. Click the image below to access OK Virtual Library.
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.
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.
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
The ITO Library would like to thank the Franklin M. Murray Family for providing the following recordings:
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