NW 35th and Mueller
6700 NW 35th St
Bethany, OK 73008
Phone: (405) 789-8363
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday 1 p.m. - 6 p.m.
The Bethany Library opened on January 31, 1965 and joined the Metropolitan Library System later that year. West Oklahoma City residents, as well as residents of Bethany, are the primary users of this library, borrowing hundreds of thousands of books and other materials each year. On April 5, 2016, Bethany voters approved a bond issue to build a new Bethany Library. On November 16, 2019, the new Bethany Library was officially opened to the public.
Our new 23,000-square-foot library is much more than simply a new building – it offers a new library experience. The library features a makerspace with cutting -edge technology, tech-friendly community meeting spaces, a separate children’s programming/event space, outdoor reading porches and one-of-a-kind public art.
The Bethany Library is the first library in Oklahoma County to have a makerspace. MLS Studios is Bethany Library’s new makerspace, a premiere space for the technology enthusiast, the creative or just the curious looking to try something inventive. The space features a green screen and production software, 3D printers and 3D modeling software.
The library features two public art pieces. The first is a mural located in the children's area, entitled "Road Trip". It is by Nick Bayer. This mural re-imagines Route 66, inspired by beloved children’s books.
The second art piece is a sculpture located in the front of the library, by Scott Stearman. This whimsical sculpture depicts a scene of a storyteller and a young girl listening closely as the storyteller shares knowledge from some of the great books of our time.