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Titles can be found in the ODL Catalog.

Our collection of netLibrary eBooks from netLibrary allows you to books and materials online net Library Logofrom any computer with Internet access. To have full access to the library's eBook collection, users must create an account. It is the same as applying for a library card to use the print books from the Oklahoma Department of Libraries.

For State Government Employees to create an account:

  1. You must be at a computer in the Wright Library, 200 NE 18th street, or the Cartwright Library, Capitol Building Room B-8.
  2. From the public computers at either location, visit
  3. At the netLibrary site, click on “Create an Account” on the right side of the screen. Enter the appropriate information. Our Reference Staff can assist you.
  4. Click “Submit” when finished.
  5. Click “Accept” to accept netLibrary’s terms of use.

Once you have created an account with netLibrary you may log in from any computer with Internet access.

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Visit netLibrary and log in with your user name and password. You can then browse the eBook collection.

To edit an account such as a password or email address after you have created an account, select the edit account button on the toolbar, edit the desired information on the "edit account" page, then select the update button on the bottom of the edit page. The "account updated" screen will appear displaying your edited information.

NetLibrary FAQ's

What are electronic books?

netLibrary eBooks are electronic versions of print books. eBooks can be read online anytime, and are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from any PC with Internet access.

Can you copy and print text?

You can print single pages of an eBook just as you would at a photo copy machine. netLibrary, however, has copyright protection mechanisms in place, limiting the copying and printing of pages. You can also cut and paste a limited amount of paragraphs and sections and place them in other documents. netLibrary's digital rights management system protects copyrights and limits the copying and printing of an eBook while permitting fair use. The system will automatically advise the user when they have exceeded the limitation.

What eBooks are available to my library?

Patrons can search the ODL Catalog by using clicking on "NetLibrary eBooks" tab on the search page.

How long can users read an eBook online?

An eBook can be seen at anytime providing the book is not being used by someone else. If the book is in use, you can request an e-mail be sent to alert you when it is available.

Can they read more than one book at a time?


Why do I get a message that all copies are being used when trying to open an eBook?

netLibrary has a one eBook, which means if someone is using an eBook from the collection, no one else can use that book at the same time. If a library buys multiple copies of a particular eBook you will be able to view or browse any additional copy of that eBook at the same time. However, if all copies of a book are in use, you will receive the message that the copies are unavailable.

How do you close an eBook?

Go to 'Close Item' above the 'Table of Contents'.

What if you don't close your eBook?

If you are not actively viewing your eBook, the eBook is automatically returned for someone else to view.

How do you get back to the search results?

There are two ways to get back to the search results page: the back button on the top of the page of the opened book, as well as a button on the bibliography page.

Can I use my Macintosh to read an eBook?

The browser-based online netLibrary eBook Reader™ is fully Mac compatible.

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