How are library fines charged?

All Library Materials: 10¢ per day, maximum fine per each item $3.00

Customers with fines over $10 are restricted from renewing currently checked-out materials and checking out new materials, but may use computers and online resources.

Customers who owe more than $50 are referred to Unique Management Services.  A $10 charge is added to the customer’s account to cover the cost of the UMS service. Customers referred to UMS are not cleared until items are returned and/or all charges are paid to the library.

Library fines may be paid in person or online. If paying online, you must make a payment of $5 or more.

Please Note: Replacement costs for library materials are charged to the account when it is declared lost or unreturned. 

90 days after a customer has received an overdue notice, and the item has not been returned, a bill will be sent for the replacement cost of the lost item.

The fee paid for the replacement cost of a lost item is generally non-refundable even if the item is returned at a later date. Any refund of fees paid must be requested from the Pioneer Library System Business Office, located at 300 Norman Center Court, Norman OK 73072.

Partial payment of accumulated fines and bills will be accepted.

A customer who claims to have returned an item is not responsible for fines or lost charges on that item. A customer who loses material due to circumstances beyond their control, such as severe weather or theft, should contact the library and see what accommodations can be made.

 

How can I participate in the PLS Talent Showcase?

What is the Pioneer Library System Talent Showcase?

The Pioneer Library System (PLS) Talent Showcase is designed to introduce performers, presenters, and educators to the library staff who book outside performers for library events held throughout the year. The annual Showcase provides an audition-like opportunity for performers who are developing library programs and who are able to present public library programs within a non-profit’s modest budget.

Who might consider presenting at the Showcase?

Artists, performers, educators, and animal trainers . . . anyone with a passion for sharing their craft or interests and doing so in a manner that is relevant, meaningful, and memorable.

Library programs support the mission of the Pioneer Library System to connect customers “…to the joy of reading and to information for lifelong learning.” Library programs can also be presented as a strategy for reaching new or under-served library users or for addressing the interests and needs of populations served by the library. Every library program will provide: a direct connection to the libraries’ collection, support for reading, reading readiness, literacy, or lifelong learning, and free access to program components and materials for all members of the intended audience.

When and Where will the 2015 Talent Showcases take place?

Teens & Adults: Wednesday, October 7, 2015, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Noble Public Library, 204 N. Fifth Street, Noble, OK.

Children’s: Thursday, October 8, 2015, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Noble Public Library, 204 N. Fifth Street, Noble, OK.

How do I apply to be in the 2015 Showcase?

Complete the form, which is posted at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SZMLLTP

Who will be selected to appear in the 2015 Showcase?

To be considered, presenters must submit an application by the deadline date of September 5, 2015. While the Showcase is interested in presenters starting their careers, this is not an amateur show. All applicants are expected to have some previous experience with audiences in schools, libraries, or other similar locations.

If more people apply to appear in the Showcase than there is room for, how are decisions made?

Send your completed application form to arrive by September 5, 2015; all qualified applicants whose forms are received by that date will be considered. Priorities will be set in this order:

  • Performers who are willing to tour all of the 11 PLS hometown libraries
  • Performers who have never appeared at a PLS Talent Showcase
  • Returning performers who have not appeared in a PLS Talent Showcase within the last 2 years
  • In case of a noticeable imbalance in types of performances (e.g. 24 storytellers), effort may also be made to present a more varied roster of types of programs.
Concerning price, what does “within a non-profit’s budget” mean? Can’t I charge whatever I want to charge?

Public libraries often have little or no standard budget for presenters; money for such events is pulled together from a variety of sources, including Friends of the Library groups and occasionally, grants. Public libraries offer their programs for free and with the fervent hope that such events will provide a springboard to draw their audience into the greater resources of the library. The PLS Showcase strives to spotlight performers who are able to present programs to library audiences at a modest rate.

What is the Showcase timeline? When will I know if I am accepted?

We will email monthly acknowledgements to those whose 2015 applications have been received. By September 11, 2015, selection will be finalized and all applicants will be notified about whether or not they have been chosen. If there is no room for you in this year’s Showcase, you may send brochures for distribution at the Showcase and inclusion in the audience catalog. Brochures for this purpose should be sent to Galyn Hembree, Programming Specialist, Pioneer Library System, 300 Norman Center Court, Norman, OK 73072.

Please send no more than 50 pieces of any item.

I am not eligible to be in the Showcase this year because I appeared too recently, missed the deadline, or wasn’t selected. Can I still attend the Showcase event and network with the audience and other performers?

No. Limitations on time and space prohibit this. However, performers who are not in this year’s Showcase may send their brochures to be available at the event and to be included in the audience catalog.

What is the Showcase schedule? What do I actually do on Showcase day?

Each presenter is allotted 15 minutes only. The 15-minute limit is strictly and fairly enforced according to the best efforts of the emcee. It is the presenter’s duty to time themselves. However, we may use an audible timer to indicate when the 15 minutes is up.

You may choose to simply perform a 15-minute segment of your routine, or you may also provide some kind of introduction that describes it, the audience you are aiming for, and variations of presentation. (Do you give workshops as well as performances? Do you allow opportunities for volunteers to join you? Do you encourage audience interaction? Do you have different approaches for different ages?) What can you do that most effectively represents your show? Generally, libraries have no stage, so prepare accordingly.

Who will be in the audience?

While most of the audience will be librarians from public libraries throughout the PLS three counties, you may also see people from schools and recreation departments who need performers for their children’s programs. While those attending will be looking particularly for summer programming, many libraries schedule special events all year round, and a successful appearance at the Talent Showcase may result in contacts over the next few years.

What about equipment I need?

For the 2015 Showcase, we will have the following equipment available for all performers to use:

  • A sound system
  • Clip-on microphone and one wireless hand-held microphone (which can be used with a stand as well). Because of time limitations, you should not bring your own sound system to set up. You are free to perform without a sound system.
  • One basic CD player that plugs into a speaker
  • An internet connected computer (PC) with projector/screen set up.
  • A couple of chairs, a table, and a stool.

Once you are formally accepted into the Showcase, all questions specifically on audio/video equipment should be addressed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

My show is very interactive. Can I count on any audience participation at the Showcase?

The Showcase audience that day should provide willing audience volunteers. Audience members will be interested in whatever you can do to bring your program to life and help them envision it in their library. Library audiences are usually well-behaved and enthusiastic; one of the challenges in working with a library audience is that the crowd is often mixed in age, with parents, grandparents, and other caretakers attending along with kids from 3 to 14, or older. Performers who have worked with a specific age group, e.g. middle school, teens, or the very young are urged to share that experience, whether in person or in their promotional pieces.

Must I present something specifically related to the summer reading theme?

No, but you are encouraged to help the audience envision how your program content can be related to the theme, if possible.

The 2017 Summer Reading Program theme is “Build a Better World.”

The theme for SRP 2016 is “Wellness/Fitness/Sports”.

Slogans are:

Children’s---“On Your Mark, Get Set, READ”; Teens’---“Get in the Game: READ”; and Adults’---“Exercise Your Mind: READ".

When might I expect to hear about bookings?

The immediate focus of the 2015 Talent Showcase is on the selection of touring performers for summer 2017. If you are chosen as a 2017 system touring presenter, expect to be contacted by December 2015.

However, you may be contacted very soon following the Showcase by someone from an individual library or organization who is interested in performers to supplement the coming summer’s slate (2016) or events throughout the year.

How do I apply for a library card?

Image of a PLS Library CardPeople who live, work, attend school, or own property in communities in Pottawatomie, McClain, and Cleveland counties are eligible for library cards. 

There are three types of library cards, a Traditional Library Card, which provides access to online materials as well as books and videos inside our hometown libraries, a Virtual Library Card, which provides access to online materials only, or a Reciprocal Library Card, which provides access to library materials for individuals who live in the Metropolitan Library System service area.

 

► To apply for a Traditional Library Card, which will be mailed to you and require a library visit to activate it, complete the Traditional Library Card online form.

► To apply for a Virtual Library Card, complete the Virtual Library Card online form.

► To apply for a Reciprocal Library Card, please visit one of our hometown libraries.

Just So You Know:

If you already have a library card, you do not need a Virtual Library Card to access online resources. Your current PLS library card already grants you access to our online resources!
If you currently have a library card and do not know your PIN (usually last 4 digits of phone #), please use the PIN Reset Form to reset your PIN.

How do I apply for a non-resident library card?

People who live, work, attend school, or own property in communities in Pottawatomie, McClain, and Cleveland counties are eligible for library cards. Any person, who is not eligible for a Pioneer Library System card, but wishes to use the Pioneer Library System, may apply and pay for a non-resident library card at any of the hometown libraries.

  • Contiguous Counties Non-Resident Card: $60.00 per year (Contiguous counties include: Canadian, Lincoln, Okfuskee, Seminole, Pontotoc, Garvin, and Grady)
  • Non-contiguous Counties Non-Resident Card: $70.00 per year
  • Out-of-State Non-Resident Card: $80.00 per year

Verification of current address is required. If you do not have identification showing current address, the library card will be mailed to your address.

How do I get an item if I can't find it in the catalog?

 

If you are unable to find an item in the library catalog, there a few options available:

1. Request that the item be considered for addition to the library collection with the Suggest a Purchase Form.

2. If the item is a downloadable ebook or audiobook, request that it be considered for addition to the library collection with the Recommend a Title Directions.

3. Request the item through Interlibrary Loan, which allows you to borrow books from other libraries. Follow the Interlibrary Loan directions.

How do I print remotely or from a mobile device?

Each of the Pioneer Library System libraries provide wireless and remote printing services through PrinterOn. Visit the following website for the hometown library at which you want to print, and follow the on-screen directions. Or, download the PrinterOn app to your mobile device to easily print from anywhere.

Blanchard - printeron.net/pls/blanchard
McLoud - printeron.net/pls/mcloud
Moore - printeron.net/pls/moore
Newcastle - printeron.net/pls/newcastle
Noble - printeron.net/pls/noble
 
 
Norman Central - printeron.net/pls/norman
Norman West - printeron.net/pls/now
Purcell - printeron.net/pls/purcell
Shawnee - printeron.net/pls/shawnee
SOKC - printeron.net/pls/swokc
Tecumseh - printeron.net/pls/tecumseh
 

Common file types that can be printed include: Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Visio, Adobe PDF, JPEG, TIFF, and Fax.

PrinterOn logo Machines take $1 and $5 bills, and the cost is:
- Black & White: 15¢ per page
- Color: 30¢ per page

How do I read Flipster magazines?

Here are the basic steps for reading magazines with Flipster either online or through the Flipster app.

Internet Browser

1. Visit Pioneer Library System's Flipster collection at www.pioneerlibrarysystem.org/flipster

2. If you are outside a library, enter your library card # and PIN (last 4 digits of your phone #)

3. Select a magazine

4. The magazine will open and you can enjoy the full-color magazine in your internet browser

You can access Flipster from any computer, smartphone, or tablet connected to the Internet. Flipster has been tested and confirmed to work on your computer with the following browsers: Internet Explorer 8+, FireFox 28+, Safari 5.1+, Google Chrome 33+
Notes:

  • If you are using an older browser, Flipster may function properly, but your results may vary.
  • The recommended screen resolution is 1024 x 768
  • Internet Explorer 8 users should turn off Compatibility View by clicking the button next to the web address bar in their browser. Compatibility View may cause some areas of EBSCO interfaces to not display correctly.
  • Adobe Flash Player 10.0 or later is required to use Text-To-Speech on interfaces in which it is available.

 

Flipster App

The Flipster app manages your magazines downloaded from the Flipster website for offline viewing. Currently a mobile app is available for the iPad and iPad Mini, Android Tablets, and Kindle Fire.

     

1. Using your device’s internet browser, go to Flipster (www.pioneerlibrarysystem.org/flipster) and tap on a magazine to read.The magazine opens in the mobile viewer.

2. Tap the menu in the upper left hand corner and select Open in App. The Flipster app opens and downloads the magazine.

3. Once the download has completed, the magazine is available to read.

How do I renew books and DVDs?

 

You can use the library website or the automated telephone system to renew items.

The rules for renewals:

  • You may renew items up to three times.
  • Items requested by another borrower are not renewable.
  • There are some special collections that are not renewable, such as High Demand and Sizzlers.

 

Use the library website

 

Use the automated telephone system

Call 405.701.2688

- Press 5 to renew books

    - Will be prompted to enter barcode on library card (enter all 14 digits)

    - Will be prompted with options:

    - Press 1 to renew one item - you will enter the barcode of the single item to be renewed

    - Press 2 to renew all items - all items checked out will be renewed 

    - Press 4 to listen to a list of items for renewal - system will give option to renew each item after each title is read.

Press * at any time to cancel current action and go back to the menu

How do I reserve rooms at the library?

► Watch Room Request Tutorial Videos

Many of the hometown libraries have rooms available for the public to book for meetings and events. Each city has its own policies for reserving and using the library meeting rooms, so be sure to read the room use policy before booking a room. The room booking system is available below for you to make a request. 

DIRECTIONS
Click on the Date and Time to select your preference and click the Search for a Space button to see a list of available rooms. Use the Locations and Equipment lists on the left to limit the list of available rooms.
Click the Pick Me! button to select a room. You will be prompted to log in with your Spaces account or create an account. Complete the reservation form, read the Room Policy for the library (on the left), and click the Submit Request button.
Your request will be reviewed and you will be contacted by phone or email if it is approved or denied, and if any payment is required.

Log in to your Spaces account at any time to edit your contact information, view the status of your room request, or cancel a room booking.

 

How do I see books and DVDs on hold?

At the top of the website there are boxes labeled Card # and PIN. Enter your 14-digit library card number and 4-digit PIN in to the appropriate box.

Once you click Log In you'll be taken to your account information. Click on the third tab, labeled Holds. This will display any holds that you currently have on your account

The Status column indicates whether or not the hold is Available for pickup or still Pending to be filled.

 

How do I see my fines?

At the top of the website there are boxes labeled Card # and PIN. Enter your 14-digit library card number and 4-digit PIN in to the appropriate box.

Once you click Log In you'll be taken to your account information. Click on the tab labeled Fines. (If you have unpaid fines, a red exclamation mark is on the tab.) This will display any fines or fees charged to your account.

The Reason column indicates why your account was charged and the Amount column indicates how much was charged.  The total amount is listed in bold at the bottom.

How do I update my account information?

You may update any account information by visiting your local library, calling your local library, or online through the chat option.

How do I use the OverDrive app on a Kindle Fire?

► Watch OverDrive Tutorial Videos

Kindle Fire and Kindle fire HDXHere are the basic directions for downloading an ebook or audiobook to a Kindle Fire device with the OverDrive app.

Getting Started

1. Open the app store

2. Search for OverDrive

3. Install the app

 

Set up OverDrive App

1. Open the OverDrive app

Optional: Follow the prompts to create an OverDrive account.

2. Add a library.

-In newer app versions, swipe from left to right to open the Home menu, then tap Add a library.

-In older app versions, tap Add a library (if you don't have an icon, go to Menu > Get Books).

3. Search for Pioneer Library System, City, or Zip Code.

4. Tap the star to save Pioneer Library System

 

Checkout eBooks and Audiobooks

1. Tap Pioneer Library System to browse titles.

2. Find an ebook or audiobook with the Search Box in the top left or browse one of the categories listed in the purple bar

3. Tap the Borrow button

      - If it isn't available, tap Place Hold

4. Enter your Pioneer Library Card number & PIN
    - If you do not have one, please apply for a library card at any hometown library.

5. Tap Download button

6. Select ePUB or MP3 format

7. Tap Confirm & Download

8. Title will download to your device

 

Read eBook or Listen to Audiobook

1. Tap the OverDrive icon in top left corner

2. Tap Bookshelf

3. Tap on the book to open it

 

Return eBook or Audiobook

Titles will automatically return at the end of checkout period. You may return titles early, though.

1. Press and hold the book cover

2. Tap Return and then confirm the action when prompted

 

Change Checkout Period

1. Tap on Account and login with PLS card # and PIN

2. Tap on Settings

3. Change checkout period to 7, 14, or 21 days

4. Tap Save

How do I use the OverDrive app on a Nook Color/Tablet

► Watch OverDrive Tutorial Videos

Nook TabletsHere are the basic directions for downloading an ebook or audiobook to a Nook tablet with the OverDrive app.

Getting Started

1. Open the app store

2. Search for OverDrive Media Console

3. Install the app

 

Set up OverDrive App

1. Open the OverDrive app

Optional: Follow the prompts to create an OverDrive account.

2. Create/sign in with an Adobe ID

3. Add a library.

-In newer app versions, swipe from left to right to         open the Home menu, then tap Add a library.

-In older app versions, tap Add a library (if you don't have icon, go to Menu > Get Books).

4. Search for Pioneer Library System, City, or Zip Code.

5. Tap the star to save Pioneer Library System

 

Checkout eBooks and Audiobooks

1. Tap Pioneer Library System to browse titles.

2. Find an ebook or audiobook with the Search Box in the top left or browse one of the categories listed in the purple bar

3. Tap the Borrow button

      - If it isn't available, tap Place Hold

4. Enter your Pioneer Library Card number & PIN
    - If you do not have one, please apply for a library card at any hometown library.

5. Tap Download button
6. Select ePUB or MP3 format

7. Tap Confirm & Download

8. Title will download to your device

 

Read eBook or Listen to Audiobook

  • Tap the OverDrive icon in top left corner
  • Tap Bookshelf
  • Tap on the book to open it

 

Return eBook or Audiobook

Titles will automatically return at the end of checkout period. You may return titles early, though.

1. Press and hold the book cover

2. Tap Return and then confirm the action when prompted

 

Change Checkout Period

1. Tap on Account and login with PLS card # and PIN

2. Tap on Settings

3. Change checkout period to 7, 14, or 21 days

4. Tap Save

How do I use the OverDrive app on an Android Device?

► Watch OverDrive Tutorial Videos

Android tablet and phoneHere are the basic directions for downloading an ebook or audiobook to an Android phone or tablet with the OverDrive app.

Getting Started

1. Open the app store

2. Search for OverDrive

3. Install the app

 

Set up OverDrive App

  1. Open the OverDrive app.
  2. Follow the prompts to create an OverDrive account or use the app anonymously if you are under 13.
  3.  Add a library.

-In newer app versions, swipe from left to right to open the Home menu, then tap Add a library.

-In older app versions, tap Add a library (if you don't have icon, go to Menu > Get Books).

4. Search for Pioneer Library System, City, or Zip Code.

5. Tap the star to save Pioneer Library System

 

Checkout eBooks and Audiobooks

1. Tap Pioneer Library System to browse titles.

2. Find an ebook or audiobook with the Search Box in the top left or browse one of the categories listed in the purple bar

3. Tap the Borrow button

      - If it isn't available, tap Place Hold

4. Enter your Pioneer Library Card number & PIN
    - If you do not have one, please apply for a library card at any hometown library.

5. Tap Download button
6. Select ePUB or MP3 format

7. Tap Confirm & Download

8. Title will download to your device

 

Read eBook or Listen to Audiobook

  • Tap the OverDrive icon in top left corner
  • Tap Bookshelf
  • Tap on the book to open it

 

Return eBook or Audiobook

Titles will automatically return at the end of checkout period. You may return titles early, though.

1. Press and hold the book cover

2. Tap Return and then confirm the action when prompted

 

Change Checkout Period

1. Tap on Account and login with PLS card # and PIN

2. Tap on Settings

3. Change checkout period to 7, 14, or 21 days

4. Tap Save

How do I use the OverDrive app on an Apple Device?

► Watch OverDrive Tutorial Videos

apple iPad and iPhoneHere are the basic directions for downloading an ebook or audiobook to an Apple iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch with the OverDrive app.

Getting Started

1. Open the app store

2. Search for OverDrive

3. Install the app

 

Set up OverDrive App

1. Open the OverDrive app.

2. Follow the prompts to create an OverDrive account or use the app anonymously if you are under 13.

3. Add a library.

-In newer app versions, swipe from left to right to open the Home menu, then tap Add a library.

-In older app versions, tap Add a library (if you don't have an icon, go to Menu > Get Books).

4. Search for Pioneer Library System, City, or Zip Code.

5. Tap the star to save Pioneer Library System

 

Checkout eBooks and Audiobooks

1. Tap Pioneer Library System to browse titles.

2. Find an ebook or audiobook with the Search Box in the top left or browse one of the categories listed in the purple bar

3. Tap the Borrow button

      - If it isn't available, tap Place Hold

4. Enter your Pioneer Library Card number & PIN
    - If you do not have one, please apply for a library card at any hometown library.

5. Tap Download button

6. Select ePUB or MP3 format

7. Tap Confirm & Download

8. Title will download to your device

 

Read eBook or Listen to Audiobook

1. Tap the OverDrive icon in top left corner

2. Tap Bookshelf

3. Tap on the book to open it

 

Return eBook or Audiobook

Titles will automatically return at the end of checkout period. You may return titles early, though.

1. Press and hold the book cover

2. Tap Return and then confirm the action when prompted

 

Change Checkout Period

1. Tap on Account and login with PLS card # and PIN

2. Tap on Settings

3. Change checkout period to 7, 14, or 21 days

4. Tap Save

How do I use the OverDrive audiobooks on a MP3 player?

► Watch OverDrive Tutorial Videos

MP3 playersSet Up Software
1. Download and install OverDrive Media Console on your computer at app.overdrive.com/#download 
     -For Apple Devices
          - Need a PC for WMA format audiobooks. May use Mac for MP3 format audiobooks
          - Need iTunes version 9.1 or newer. Download the newest version: www.apple.com/itunes/download
          - Configure iPad/iPhone/iPod for manual management
     -For Windows 8 Devices
          - Need OverDrive Media Console for Windows Desktop for WMA format audiobooks. May use OverDrive Media Console app for MP3 format audiobooks

 

Download the audiobook to your computer

1. Go to OverDrive at pioneerlibrarysystem.org/overdrive

2. Find an ebook or audiobook with the Search Box in the top left or browse one of the categories listed in the purple bar

3. Click the Borrow button

      - If it isn't available, tap Place Hold

4. Enter your Pioneer Library Card number & PIN
    - If you do not have one, please apply for a library card at any hometown library.

5. Click Download button

6. Select WMA or MP3 format

7. Click Confirm & Download

8. Select Open when the box pops up and click OK button

9. OverDrive Media Console will open

10. Click OK when the box pops up asking where to place the file

11. Select the parts you want to download and click OK to begin download

12. The book will download into the OverDrive Media Console. You can listen to the book on the computer or transfer it to your device

 

Transfer audiobook to your device

1. Plug device into computer with USB cord

2. Select the book you want to transfer

3. Click the Transfer button along the top

4. The Transfer Wizard box will pop up and walk you through transferring the book

5. The book will transfer to your device and you can listen to it

How do I use the OverDrive ebooks on a Kindle device or app?

► Watch OverDrive Tutorial Videos

Kindle Black and White devicesHere are the basic directions for downloading and transferring an ebook to a Kindle device or app wirelessly.

You will need:

- WiFi internet connection

-Kindle ereader, Kindle mobile app, or Kindle PC app

 

Checkout and Download eBooks

1.  Go to the PLS OverDrive website: www.pioneerlibrarysystem.org/overdrive

2. Find an ebook with the Search Box in the top left or browse one of the categories listed in the purple bar

- If the book is available for Kindle, you will see Kindle Book listed under Format Information.

3. Tap the Borrow button

      - If it isn't available, tap Place Hold

4. Enter your Pioneer Library Card number & PIN
     -If you do not have one, please apply for a library

     card at any hometown library.

5. Tap Download button
6. Select Kindle format

7. Tap Confirm & Download

8. You will be taken to www.amazon.com.

9. If you have not already signed in, you will be prompted to do so.

10. Use the dropdown menu in the green box to select the Kindle device/app you want to use for reading.

11. Click the yellow "Get library book" button in the green box

12. ebook will be sent wirelessly to your Kindle device/app the next time the device is connected to a WiFi internet signal

 

Return eBook

Titles will automatically return at the end of checkout period. You may return titles early, though.

1. Go to www.amazon.com/mycd (The Manage Your Content and Devices section of your amazon account)

2. Click the Actions button

3. Return ebooks to the library, delete ebooks from your account, or transfer the ebook to another Kindle device/app during your checkout time.

 

How does an author submit an item for consideration?

Pen on Paper

Authors may submit items for consideration as an addition to the Pioneer Library System collection. If you have an item to submit, fill out and mail the Author Submissions/Donation Form with a copy of the item to the appropriate selector. A review copy is necessary for consideration, unless the material has been reviewed.

Mail materials directly to the Center for Readers’ Services, 300 Norman Center Court, Norman, OK 73072 to be considered by the appropriate Pioneer Library System selector.
Please address your mailing to the attention of the appropriate selector from the list below:
 

Adult Fiction - print and audio books
Adult Nonfiction - print and audio books
Adult and Teen Graphic Novels
Teen Fiction and Nonfiction
- print and audio books (audiences 12-19 years old)
Children’s Fiction and Nonfiction - print and comic books (audiences up to 12 years old)
Children’s Nonprint materials - audio books (audiences up to 12 years old), G-rated films, and music
Adult Fiction and Nonfiction films and documentaries

Materials will be evaluated, and if accepted, the material will appear in the catalog within 6 weeks of receipt. If not added to the library collection, materials sent for review will not be returned unless the sender includes a postage-paid, self-addressed envelope.

Selection decisions are made based on the Collection Development Policy.

How long & how many items can I check out?

Item Type

Audio Books
Books
Book Sizzlers
DVDs/Videos
DVD Sizzlers
DVDs & Blu-rays - Movie box
Magazines
High Demand/Special Collections
Literacy Kits
Book Discussion Kits
Downloadables

 

Max. Check-out

60 items*
60 items*
4 items
60 items*
4 items
4 items
60 items*
4 items
2 kits
2 kits
10 items

Loan Period

21 days
21 days
21 days
7 days
2 days
7 days
7 days
7 days
7 days
42 days
Select 7, 14 or 21 days

Fines/day

10 ¢
10 ¢
10 ¢
10 ¢
10 ¢
10 ¢
10 ¢
10 ¢
10 ¢
10 ¢
None

Max Fines for over dues

$3
$3
$3
$3
$3
$3
$3
$3
$3
$3
None

*60 items total of all items per customer

How much does it cost to print, make copies, scan, or fax items?

printer

Black & White computer prints
Black & White photocopies
Color computer prints
Color photocopies
Fax
Scan to usb
Scan and send to email

15¢ per page
15¢ per page
30¢ per page
30¢ per page
cover page free, $1 per page sent, 15¢ per page received
free
free

How will I know if he really loves me?

It's an eternal question - as posed by the luscious tones of dearly departed Whitney Houston.

We don't have the answer - but we have lots of books on relationships and love.

What are the hours of the Pioneer Library System libraries?

Blanchard

  • Mon - Thu 10 am - 7 pm
  • Fri 10 am - 6 pm
  • Sat 10 am - 1 pm
  • Sun 1 pm - 5 pm

McLoud

  • Mon - Thu 10 am - 7 pm
  • Fri 10 am - 6 pm
  • Sat 10 am - 1 pm
  • Sun 1 pm - 5 pm

Moore

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

 

Newcastle

  • Mon - Thu 9 am - 7 pm
  • Fri 9 am - 6 pm
  • Sat 9 am - 5 pm
  • Sun 1 pm - 5 pm

Noble

  • Mon - Thu 9 am - 7 pm
  • Fri 9 am - 6 pm
  • Sat 9 am - 5 pm
  • Sun 1 pm - 5 pm

Norman Central

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

 

Norman West

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

Purcell

  • Mon - Thu 9 am - 7 pm
  • Fri 9 am - 6 pm
  • Sat 9 am - 5 pm
  • Sun 1 pm - 5 pm

SOKC

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

 

Shawnee

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

Tecumseh

  • Mon - Thu 10 am - 7 pm
  • Fri 10 am - 6 pm
  • Sat 10 am - 1 pm
  • Sun 1 pm - 5 pm

What are the library policies?

The Board of Trustees has its own website that hosts our library policies. If you are interested in learning more about these policies, follow these steps:

  1. Click on the Board of Trustees link at the bottom of the website.
  2. Click on the Policies tab. 
  3. Click on the Public Policies tab. 
  4. Scroll through the list of policies and select the policy you wish to view.

What is my PIN?

By default, PINs are set to the last 4 digits of the phone number on your library card application. For example, if your phone number is 405-555-1234, your PIN will be 1234.

If you try the last 4 digits of your phone number, and it does not work, please complete the PIN Reset Form
An email from noreply@yourlibrary via pionr.sirsi.net will be sent to the email address in your account and you will use the link in the email to reset your PIN. If you do not have an email address listed in your account, please complete the Alternate PIN Reset Form.

Where are the Board of Trustees meeting agendas and minutes?

The Board of Trustees has its own website that hosts its meeting agendas and minutes. If you are interested in reading the agendas or minutes, follow these steps:

  1. Click on Board of Trustees link at the bottom of the website
  2. Click on the Meetings tab.
  3. Select the year you would like to view
  4. Scroll through the list to find the meeting you want to view
  5. Select the View the Agenda button or the View Minutes button.

Where are the Pioneer Library System locations?

 

The Pioneer Library System serves Cleveland, McClain, and Pottawatomie counties. There are eleven hometown libraries, seven information stations, two 24-hour machines, and one book box available for your convenience. View the map below to find the location closest to you.

 


View Pioneer Library System locations in a larger map

Who is eligible for a library card?

People who live, work, attend school, or own property in communities in Pottawatomie, McClain, and Cleveland counties are eligible for library cards.
 
This includes individuals in the following communities:
  • Asher
  • Bellmont
  • Bethel Acres
  • Blanchard
  • Brooksville
  • Byars
  • Cole
  • Criner
  • Dale
  • Dibble
  • Earlsboro
  • Franklin
  • Goldsby
  • Lexington
  • Macomb
  • Maud
  • McLoud
  • * Meeker
  • * Middleburg
  • Moore
  • * Newalla
  • Newcastle
  • Noble
  • Norman
  • Pearson
  • Pink
  • Purcell
  • Rosedale
  • Shawnee
  • Slaughtersville
  • St. Louis
  • Stella
  • Tecumseh
  • Tribbey
  • Trousdale
  • * Tuttle
  • Washington
  • Wayne

(People who live in towns marked with * need to work, attend school, or own property in the above mentioned three county area. For a map of our service area visit our locations map.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

People who live in Oklahoma County within the Metropolitan Library System service area are also eligible to receive a Reciprocal Library Card, which can be applied for at any of our hometown libraries.

Why is my account blocked?

Usually an account is blocked because you owe more that $10 in fines. You can check your account by logging in with your library card number and PIN (usually the last four digits of the phone number) at the top of the page. Click on the Fines tab to view your fines.

Customers with fines over $10 are blocked from checking out materials, but may use computers and online resources

Customers who owe more than $50 are referred to Unique Management Services.  A $10 charge is added to the customer’s account to cover the cost of the UMS service. Customers referred to UMS are not cleared until items are returned and/or all charges are paid to the library.

Library fines may be paid in person at the library or online. If paying online, you must make a payment of $5 or more.

Why is my privilege expired?

 

The message usually means your library card has expired and it is time to renew your library card. This happens every 3 years to allow the library to update your information and make sure you are still in our service area.

You may renew your card by visiting/calling any hometown library, online through the chat service or sending an email with the following information to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.:

  • Full name
  • Birth date
  • Address
  • Phone #
  • Email
  • How you would like to receive notifications (email, phone)

Once your card is updated, you can continue enjoying all the library resources.

You may also receive this message if you registered for a library card online and did not complete the verification process.