Curbside pick-up is available at the library and book drops are open 24/7 for contactless services. To request materials, you must have an Oakland Park Library card in good standing. Call the library during regular business hours at 954-630-4370 or send an e-mail to to request materials. The turnaround time will be 24 hours or next business day.

  • Once materials are pulled and checked out, staff will call patrons to let them know materials are ready for pick-up.
  • Patrons can knock on front door or call the library when they arrive. Please stand 6 feet away from the door and staff will open the door and place materials outside.
  • If an item is not owned by the library, it will be treated as a patron request and procured through the Library’s usual process.

Virtual resources and activities are available on the library's catalog website. Click here to access the page!

Mango Languages provides fun audio-visual lessons to over 70 languages, including English as a Second Language (ESL) courses. Cultural and specialty themed lessons such as Wine and Cheese French, along with foreign language films are also available. Use your library card number to sign up and create your own personal login to track your progress during each lesson and to access Mango Languages online or through mobile apps anywhere at any time. 
Click here to access Mango Languages today!
View tutorial video here. Find out how to get started with your library card here.
For more information or assistance, contact the Ethel M. Gordon Oakland Park Library at (954) 630-4370.
Freegal Music with Streaming

Freegal is a music service from your library. You can access it from any device with an internet connection and all you need is your library card number and PIN number. Once you are logged in you can stream music for 3 hours daily or download 3 songs each week. Song and music video files that you download are yours to keep forever (Each video download counts as 2 of your weekly allotment).

Free Mobile apps for Apple and Android devices are available at the Apple App Store and Google Play. Freegal offers access to about 11 million songs and 18,000 music videos, including the world’s largest Sony Music’s catalog of legendary artists. In total the collection is comprised of music from over 30,000 labels with music that originates in over 80 countries.

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On America’s News, find information on topics related to business, education, the environment, health, international issues, jobs and careers, leisure activities, people, politics and government, social issues, sports, STEM, technology and more including the Miami Herald, Sun Sentinel, USA Today and more. Find out how to get started here.

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Search more than 35 years of Florida history with the Miami Herald Collection. Coverage from 1982 through today, including full-text, web-only content and full color image edition.

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Search The Sun-Sentinel to find news and information on community issues and events, business, education, government and more.

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Take a look at NewsBank's collection of the experience and impact of African Americans as recorded by the news media.


HeritageHub provides access to hundreds of years of obituaries and death notices from thousands of newspapers across the United States. This one-of-a-kind collection helps patrons and family historians uncover new family members and understand family relationships on a deeper level than ever before. 

Video Tutorial: How to Use HeritageHub

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Book Readers Live Longer!

This article from the Smithsonian showcases an interesting new study that reveals book readers may live longer over those who do not ever read a book. 

Need to find a good book to read each day to keep the doctor away? 
Visit the Ethel M. Gordon Oakland Park Library in person to find your favorite book or click on the eBook collection to access the Library’s online books for free with your library card
Getting started with Overdrive
Kindle Instructions
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You are also invited to attend the Friends of the Library’s Used Book Sales too. Call (954) 630-4370 for more information.