If you are over 18 you need to bring in current photo ID. Acceptable ID would include a driver’s license, State issued ID card, passport, immigration card, etc. and must be current (not expired). Out of State driver’s license and foreign passports are acceptable.
You must also bring along a current / non-expired 2nd piece of documentation to verify your Broward County address. Examples of this include:
If you are 16-17 you are able to get a Library Card with your school photo ID and proof of local address.
Children under 16 must come in with a parent or guardian to get a Library card. You can get your own card as soon as you can print your full name.
What You Can Check Out
4 audio books 3-week loan period
6 DVDs - 1-week loan period
4 music CDs - 3-week loan period
Unlimited books - 3-week loan period
Certain restrictions and late fees apply, please check at the Library for details.
Community Meeting Rooms
The Library has 1 meeting room available for community use:
The Marie H. Wright Meeting Room accommodates approximately 50 people and has a laptop and projector, amplified lectern, cable TV, 12 tables and plenty of chairs to allow for flexible set up and multi-purpose use.
Friends of the Ethel M. Gordon Oakland Park Library
The Friends of the Ethel M. Gordon Oakland Park Library is a non-profit organization that plans fund-raising programs and events in support of the Library. The Friends also hold used book sales several times a year. Books and other materials donations are gladly accepted at the Library all year long. For more information about joining the Friends call 954-630-4510.
Oakland Park Historical Society
The offices and materials collection of the Historical Society are housed in the Ethel M. Gordon Oakland Park Library. Find out more about Oakland Park's History and the collection on the History page.
Public Computer Use
The Library has 23 computers equipped with business applications and Internet access for public use. Printing is available for a nominal charge. Patrons have 3 hours of use per day.
WiFi is available throughout the building. Our well-equipped Library features comfortable study carrels with electrical outlets that are perfect for laptop use.
An adult computer work station is located in our Youth Services area so that an adult with a small child can use a computer in a child-friendly area. Adults must be accompanied by a child to use this service.
Knowledgeable, professional Librarians are available to assist with information searches, website navigation, printing and device management.
The Library welcomes volunteers at many levels of service from shelving materials to teaching classes or leading a program. Teen volunteers who are 16 years of age can earn their required school service hours at the Library. Learn more about the City’s Volunteer Corps.