Support the Library

There are many ways you can support the library.  Come visit us, check out our books, download our digital materials, use our meeting rooms, and take advantage of the research & genealogy materials we offer.

Volunteer at the Library

We love our volunteers. From shelf reading to assisting with special events, we can match your abilities to opportunities here at the library. There’s always something to do. Come by the library for a Volunteer Application, or print one (here) and bring it to the library. 

Donations of Books & Media

We accept donations of books, DVDs, and audiobooks on CD.

PLEASE do not throw your donations into our book drop as it is only for returning checked out books. Instead, please come inside and ask our staff to assist you with potential donations.

Books must be in new or gently used condition.  We cannot accept items that have water damage, torn or missing pages, or substantial damage to the cover, such as dog chew marks.

All donated books and movies will be considered for addition into our collection using the guidelines set forth in the Materials Selection policy approved by the Board of Trustees.  Items that meet our requirements may be rejected for other reasons depending on the library’s needs. 

Items that do not meet our criteria for addition to the collection will be sold in our book sale.

WE CANNOT RETURN DONATIONS TO DONORS.  By leaving your donations with the library, you agree to our donation terms and conditions and accept that the books may be kept, sold, or discarded as we see fit.

Loans and Other Donations

Items may be leant to the library for events, exhibits or other displays. Items typically are educational, cultural, or historic in nature. Please contact the library for more information about loaning items (918) 367-6562. 

Gifts requiring special handling or items specifying the donor on a donor plaque will be subject to agreement between Trustees and the Donor. The Trustees reserve the right to dispose of “plaqued” equipment and books, if those items outlive their usefulness.

All monetary gifts will be placed in a fund for purchasing new materials, unless the donor designates a specific use for the funds.  The library and Trustees reserve the right to refuse encumbered donations if the desired use of the funds does not uphold the library’s mission.

Join the Friends!

The Friends of the Bristow Library Association (FOBLA) is a nonprofit organization of supporters of the library. The group meets at noon on the second Friday of each month. You can find more information about them here!