FAQ

You have questions? We have answers. 

What do I need to get a library card?

A photo ID and a piece of mail with your current address. If you’re under 18, you’ll need a parent or legal guardian to sign our application form. Anyone living in Mayes County can get a card for free, and it’s only $5 if you live anywhere else in Oklahoma.

What hours are you open, and do you have any events going on this week?

Take a look at our hours and events calendar.

Who was Thomas J. Harrison, and why is the Library named for him?

Thomas J. Harrison was Mayor of Pryor (twice!), owned several local businesses, and was instrumental in starting our Library – which is why we’ve honored him in our name. You can read more about our Library’s history here.

Do you have computers, printers, and wifi? Can I use them even if I don’t have a library card?

Yes! Our wifi is available for anyone to use, any time. For computer and printer access without a card, stop by any staff desk and show photo ID for a guest account.

I don’t know what to read next … can you help me?

YES! Our Librarians would love to help you find your next favorite book.

Do you accept donations? 

We certainly do! You might want to check out our donations policy

You don’t have an item I want. Will you buy it for the library?

We’ll try – it depends on our budget, if the item is available from our vendors, and if it fits our collection guidelines – but if that’s not possible, we can use the Interlibrary Loan system to borrow almost anything from another library for a small fee.

What do I do if I encounter a Librarian in the wild?

Remember, if approached by a Librarian, keep still. Do not run away. Try to make yourself bigger than the Librarian… oh wait, our mistake – that’s Nightvale Librarians we’re thinking of. Pryor Librarians are safe – just smile and wave. Or talk to us, if you want!

You guys seem pretty cool. 

Thanks for noticing! We think so too.