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The Library will be closed to the public starting on March 21st at 6pm until further notice. we currently do not have a date to reopen.
The book drop is open.

1:00PM - 6:00PM

We are pleased to announce that beginning May 18, the library will offer curbside pick-up of library materials.
Here is how it will work:

1) Place It!
In order to place holds on materials, patrons will need to access our catalog. From there, a patron can search for and place holds on books, audiobooks, music CDs and DVDs. Patrons will be notified via text, email, or phone call when their materials are ready to be picked up.

2) Park It!
Please park in one of the parking spaces designated for library pick up and call the number on the sign. You will be asked for your name and the last four digits of your library card, as well as the number of your parking space.

3) Pop It!
Once you have spoken with a library staff member, please open your trunk or car door. Library staff will bring your materials out and place them in your car.

For more details, click here.


The Oak Ridge Public Library cares about the health and safety of our patrons. We have taken measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 among the library and our community. We want everyone to stay healthy and well-informed.

Please click here to learn more about our efforts and stay updated on what the library has to offer.

digital access library card

Oak Ridge Public Library would like everyone to have easy access to our digital materials while schools and businesses are closed and we are all encouraged to stay home.

This card will give you access to:
  • e-books, audiobooks, and streaming video through Overdrive and Libby
  • Lynda.com
  • Consumer Reports
  • Newsbank
  • Gale Legal Forms
  • Gale Small Business Builder
  • Gale Chilton Library

  • virtual storytime

    Have you been missing our Monday and Tuesday storytimes? So have we! That's why Ms. Michaela now has her very own YouTube channel.

    Click here for access to the channel.

    Under playlists you'll find songs and stories. We'll add to the playlists until the library reopens. Enjoy!

    meet lynda.

    She is your personal link to thousands of tutorials at home. All you need is your Oak Ridge Public Library card! Lynda is an online learning resource, offering courses that help you build skills and learn new strategies. 

    With Lynda, you can learn more about: 
    • Microsoft Office
    • Data Management
    • Programming
    • Graphic Design
    • Business Communication
    • Website Development
    • Adobe Creative Cloud
    • and many other topics! 

    To access Lynda, click here and sign in with your library card number and pin!

    2020 census

    Invitations to the 2020 Census are being sent! You can respond to the 2020 Census now!

    Visit the 2020 Census website to see more information about the 2020 Census and for direct access to completing your survey via internet, available in 13 languages! Click here for video guides that will introduce you to the 2020 Census, present a quick overview of the online questionnaire, and help you answer the questions.

    book it! Reviews


    Do you love books? Do you like reading? Do you look forward to diving into the world of an upcoming book when it's announced? 
    Well, you're in luck! If you're between the ages of 14 and 18, stop by the Children's Room and grab an uncorrected 
    Advanced Reader Copy to read and review a book!
    Contact the Children's Room if you would like to learn more about this program.


    Consumer Reports

    Consumer Reports is a time-trusted source of product reviews and consumer news. If you’re considering purchasing a new or used car, a new household appliance, or even just a pair of headphones, check out Consumer Reports’ advice before you buy. All you need is a library card to access this comprehensive resource.

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