Elk City Carnegie Library

Library Hours

  • Main Library
  • Monday, Wednesday, Friday
  • 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Thursday
  • 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
  • Saturday
  • 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  • Children’s Library
  • Monday – Friday
  • 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Saturday
  • 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Beckham County Imagination Library

Parents sign up your children 5 and under for free books every month.

Elk City Carnegie Library

Our Mission

To provide access to the best materials and services to meet the ever-changing information, education, cultural and lifelong personal growth needs of the members of the community.

Our Collection and Services

The library board and staff are dedicated to making the library a valuable and integral part of the community. The library offers over 30,000 volumes which include best sellers, westerns, mysteries, inspirational fiction, large print books, and a large collection of non-fiction books. Also available are audio books for adults and children, magazines, and newspapers.

Library services also include internet access, copy machine and scanning to email, programs for all ages and interests including year-round story time for children. See FAQ for more information about library services.

Our History

In 1912 a group of Presbyterian women organized the Elk City Library Association in one room over the Elk City Daily News. Volunteers staffed the room one afternoon a week with approximately 250 donated books. Upon request, the Andrew Carnegie Foundation gave $10,000 for the construction of a building to be built on land furnished by the City.

In 1968, the basement became the youth library. The 1975 renovation doubled the size of both levels with the lower-level accommodating preschoolers through high school, as well as a community meeting room. Resources for babies through middle grade children can be found in the lower-level Children’s Library with adult and young adult resources on the second level Main Library.

Open 50 hours a week, the library is funded by the City of Elk City and is guided by a local library commission of six community representatives. Yearly state aid is provided by the Oklahoma Department of Libraries.

Latest News

The Elk City Carnegie Library is a public library excited about our community.
We are a small library with big ideas!

We have 2 seats left in the current Elk City Carnegie Library EXCEL program. Apply Today! Elk City Residents without a High School Diploma Are Eligible to Enroll in Gale Presents: Excel Adult High School.
Songs & Stories with Ms. Shannon in the Children's Library every Thursday at 11:00 AM.
Preschool Story Time with Mr. Cloud in the Children's Library every Wednesday at 11:00 AM.
Now is the time to vote for your favorite Sequoyah book! From February 1 through March 31st, head on over to the children's library and cast your ballot. Let your voice be heard!
Parents, register to get books for FREE for your children under 5.
Elk City Carnegie Library would like to announce […]