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Joining the Purcell Friends Group

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About the Purcell Friends of the Library

We welcome new members of the Friends, and appreciate your interest in joining us in support of our library. The Purcell Friends of the Library assist the Purcell Library by volunteering, serving as community ambassadors, assisting library staff with special projects, and providing financial assistance for a wide range of library needs, from providing snacks for after school children’s programs, underwriting the cost of summer reading program presentations, to regularly purchasing new toys for the preschool area in the library and funding continuing education classes for staff members.

The Board of the Friends meets monthly on the third Thursday of the month, at 11 am. Contact the Branch Manager of the library for current details if you would like to attend.

To join the Friends, click to print out the membership form, and bring to the library or mail to:
Friends of the Purcell Library
919 N 9th
Purcell OK 73080.

Book Sales

The Purcell Friends hold two sales annually. Community members are always appreciated to assist the Friends in sorting and serving during the sale. Call the library at 527-5546 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to volunteer.


President Barbara Lawson 449-3165
V-P Gene Harryman 527-2834
Membership Julie Owens 527-6503

If you would be interested in volunteering to help with an upcoming Friends book sale, call the library today!








Computer Training Center Schedules

The Norman Public Library Computer Training Center (CTC) offers free computer courses on a regular basis. So whether you are young or old and need to learn for the first time or as a refresher the Norman CTC has something for you.

You can visit the Norman page to find out more or click here to view the current class schedule.

If you have recently taken a computer class be sure to fill out our online evaluation form.

How do I log in to a library database?

Home access to most of the PLS subscription databases are available to any individual able to check out material from a hometown library. Once you click on the name of the database you want to use you will be prompted for your library card number and PIN.

Below are some common problems and solutions to accessing some of the subscription databases remotely. If none of these suggestions work towards fixing your access please do not hesitate to contact us.

Read more: How do I log in to a library database?

What computer software is available for public use?

computer labThe Pioneer Library System prides itself on providing up-to-date technology for our patrons. Each of our hometown libraries has wifi and computers with internet access.  Each computer also has the following software for use in the library:

Please Note: The staff in the hometown libraries are not able to install personal software on library computers. They are also not able to provide technical assistance for home version of the software listed or copies of the listed software for you to take home and use. Pioneer Library System is not responsible for any of the above downloads you may install on your personal computers.  If you want to utilize the software in the hometown libraries please be sure to save your files in compatible formats.  If you have any questions regarding the hometown libraries' computing capabilities please use our contact form.

Contact Information - Administrative Offices


Administrative Offices Contacts
Anne Masters - Director, Pioneer Library System   405.801.4502
Theresa Dickson - Assistant Director for Planning & Operations   405.801.4504
Lisa Wells - Assistant Director for Library Services   405.801.4503
Susan Grossman - Development Officer   405.801.4520
Gary Kramer - Public Information Officer   405.801.4550
Andrew Peters - Associate Director for Technology   405.801.4560
Caroline Dulworth - Collections and Outreach Manager   405.801.4586
Adriana Edwards-Johnson - Virtual Library Coordinator   405.801.4531
Louise Whitaker - Training and Staff Development Coordinator   405.801.4540

Please use the Contact Us form to initiate email contact.

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