Pioneer Library System

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Pioneer Library System
Country United States of America
Location Norman, Oklahoma
Branches 11
Access and use
Access requirements resident in 1,903 square mile area of Cleveland, McClain, and Pottawatomie counties[1]
Population served 359,703[2]
Other information
Director Lisa Wells
Shawnee Public Library
Tecumseh Public Library

The Pioneer Library System (PLS) is a public library system that serves southern central Oklahoma residents. It consists of eleven branch libraries in Pottawatomie, Cleveland, and McClain counties, and has administrative offices in Norman.[3] PLS is governed by a board of trustees and currently administered by Lisa Wells, the executive director.[2]

Norman Public Library has a Redbox-style "library vending machine", reportedly the first such machine in the United States with 24-hour access.[4][5]


Information about the system's administrative offices and branch libraries is shown below.[2] For maps showing all locations, see the "External links" section.

Name Address Coordinates
Pioneer Library System 300 Norman Center Court, Norman 35°12′57″N 97°29′26″W / 35.2158°N 97.4905°W / 35.2158; -97.4905 (Pioneer Library System)Coordinates: 35°12′57″N 97°29′26″W / 35.2158°N 97.4905°W / 35.2158; -97.4905 (Pioneer Library System)
Blanchard Public Library 205 NE 10th, Blanchard 35°08′48″N 97°39′24″W / 35.1466°N 97.6568°W / 35.1466; -97.6568 (Blanchard Public Library)
McLoud Public Library 133 N Main, McLoud 35°26′11″N 97°05′31″W / 35.4365°N 97.0919°W / 35.4365; -97.0919 (McLoud Public Library)
Moore Public Library 225 S Howard, Moore 35°20′10″N 97°29′20″W / 35.3360°N 97.4890°W / 35.3360; -97.4890 (Moore Public Library)
Newcastle Public Library 705 NW 10th, Newcastle 35°15′22″N 97°36′27″W / 35.2560°N 97.6076°W / 35.2560; -97.6076 (Newcastle Public Library)
Noble Public Library 204 N 5th, Noble 35°08′29″N 97°23′31″W / 35.1413°N 97.3919°W / 35.1413; -97.3919 (Noble Public Library)
Norman Public Library 225 N Webster, Norman 35°13′15″N 97°26′51″W / 35.2207°N 97.4474°W / 35.2207; -97.4474 (Norman Public Library)
Norman Public Library West 300 Norman Center Court, Norman 35°12′57″N 97°29′26″W / 35.2158°N 97.4905°W / 35.2158; -97.4905 (Norman Public Library West)
Purcell Public Library 919 N 9th, Purcell 35°01′23″N 97°22′18″W / 35.0230°N 97.3716°W / 35.0230; -97.3716 (Purcell Public Library)
Shawnee Public Library 101 N Philadelphia, Shawnee 35°19′39″N 96°55′11″W / 35.3274°N 96.9196°W / 35.3274; -96.9196 (Shawnee Public Library)
Southwest OKC Public Library 2201 SW 134th, Oklahoma City 35°20′05″N 97°33′00″W / 35.3348°N 97.5499°W / 35.3348; -97.5499 (Southwest OKC Public Library)
Tecumseh Public Library 114 N Broadway, Tecumseh 35°15′30″N 96°56′12″W / 35.2582°N 96.9368°W / 35.2582; -96.9368 (Tecumseh Public Library)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Circulation Policy" (PDF). Pioneer Library System. March 2013. Retrieved July 11, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c "Pioneer Library System". Oklahoma Department of Libraries. Retrieved July 11, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Home page". Pioneer Library System. Retrieved July 11, 2014. 
  4. ^ Cannon, Jane Glenn (May 10, 2012). "Library 'Redbox' proposed for east Norman instead of branch". NewsOK. Retrieved July 11, 2014. 
  5. ^ "2013 Year in Review". American Libraries. American Library Association. 45 (1/2): 29. January–February 2014. 

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