FAQ

We love questions! 

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?

  • Monday: 1 p.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Tuesday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m
  • Thursday: 1 p.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Friday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Saturday: 9 a.m. – noon

Check out our events calendar for classes and events.

What are your COVID-19 safety measures?

  • We have moved our storytime classes online through our Facebook page. We will have two in-person, outdoor story times this summer: one in June and one in July.
  • Staff wear face coverings when interacting with the public.
  • We encourage our visitors to properly wear face coverings while in the building.
  • We use a bleach solution to clean returned materials before re-shelving.
  • We anticipate being able to safely host small groups again later this summer. For now, small groups can meet at one of the two picnic tables located on the Library lawn.

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. 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. It reaches into the parking lot and the library lawn. 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 staff 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. If not, we can use the Interlibrary Loan system to borrow almost anything from another library for a small postage fee.