Our library belongs to our people. We strive to offer meaningful resources, materials, and help for literacy, education, employment, and wellness for the Iowa Tribe and its community. We are dedicated to providing materials, access, and resources for the literacy of our tribal community. Many of our resources are now available online. Please feel free to contact our Library Staff for any questions, or help accessing our Library resources and services.
Book and Media Requests: Our library is happy to take your specific book and media requests, available through our Interlibrary Loan through the Oklahoma Department of Libraries. Please note that all requests will typically arrive within a week’s time. We are also happy to work with fulfilling any homebound elder’s audio and large-print book requests for delivery.
Circulation and Sign-Up: Our library checks out materials to our community for a period of 2 weeks. Library users do not need a physical library card to sign-up and utilize our services. Individuals will be signed up through our electronic circulation system during time of check-out. Our tribal library does not charge for late fees but we ask that materials are returned in a timely manner for the ability to maintain our collection and access to all.
We are located in Eagles Nest on the Iowa Tribal Complex.
Phone: 1-405-547-2402 ex. 213
Homebound Elders and Families: Are you in need of large-print, audio, and other reader-friendly books? Please send us a request and we will work with our Title VI Program to get material sent to you.
Teen Health and Wellness is a free resource to access information on health resources, school help, and life skills.
Username: real Password: life
FREE Online Tutoring: Through a partnership with Tutor.com, The Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma Library offers free online assistance that connects students one-to-one with subject-expert tutors for assistance in most general education courses. Online tutoring service can be accessed from any Internet-enabled computer or mobile device. This online tutoring service also provides real-time and drop-off writing assistance. Additionally, the program offers resources such as study tools, lessons, test prep materials and instructional videos. After you work with a tutor, you can print your session to review it again at any time.
FREE Test Prep, Career Building Skills, Adult GED Education, Job and Career Accelerator and More:
Learning Express offers free access to study guides, practice tests, job search tools, e-books, and tutorials will help you achieve your career and educational goals.
For internal use and on tribal premises, please click EBSCO HOST NOW.
Ebsco Consumer Health Complete: Medical prescription info, diagnosis and wellness guides, magazine and journal access, healthy recipes, fact sheets and pamphlets for your health.
Ebscohost Research Database: Access to many databases including the Bibliography of Native North Americans, Academic Search Elite, ERIC, Newswire, and many other helpful tools for your research needs.
Guide to Federal Websites for and about Native Americans focusing on tribal matters.
American Indian Health: National Library of Medicine’s information portal with resources for the health and well-being of American Indians.
Oklahoma Digital Prairie: Digital content of 100 years of rich, vibrant history from the 46th State. Resources include documents, photographs, newspapers, reports, pamphlets, posters, maps and audio/visual content. Content ranges from the late 1800s to the present day.
Britannica School: Discover encyclopedia articles, multimedia, primary sources, games, and other learning resources that support student research and reinforce curriculum standards.
FREE DRIVERS ED PRACTICE
FREE GED CLASSES at the OES Building (the building behind D’mario’s in downtown Perkins, OK) every Tuesday and Thursday with our certified teacher, Kathleen Woods. You may take the GED or HiSET exam, and testing fees are covered by the program; all members of the community are welcome to attend.
Please feel free to share our GED Students Success Stories.
The ITO Library would like to thank the Franklin M. Murray Family for providing the following recordings:
Photo of Franklin M. Murray & wife – Franklin M. Murray with wife, Martha (McGlaslin) Murray – married September 1923, Second photo is Franklin M. Murray at Otoe Encampment in 1980 at the age of 85