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?

  • Monday: 1 PM – 9 PM
  • Tuesday: 9 AM – 5 PM
  • Wednesday: 9 AM – 5 PM
  • Thursday: 1 PM – 9 PM
  • Friday: 9 AM – 5 PM
  • Saturday: 9 AM – Noon

Check out our events calendar for classes and events.

What are your COVID-19 safety measures?

We’ve got several:

  • All physical materials returned to the library are quarantined for 3 days before being shelved.
  • We rearranged some areas to promote physical distancing.
  • We removed most chairs because evidence suggests the virus that causes COVID-19 can linger in the air longer than originally thought.
  • We have new computers for self-checkout.
  • We’re offering curbside pickup.
  • We have moved our storytime classes online through our Facebook page.
  • Staff wear face coverings when interacting with the public.
  • We STRONGLY encourage our visitors to properly wear face coverings while in the building.
  • Staff are using a bleach solution to clean surfaces periodically throughout the day.
  • We’re washing our hands. A lot.

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. 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 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!