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Located on the Old Chisholm Trail
525 S. Main
Hennessey, Oklahoma


Mon-Fri: 9am-6pm

Image of books in print Books 25,000 books in print, including a historical collection of rare and out-of-print titles, as well as regional histories, and Oklahoma authors.

Image of eReaders eBooks One million titles--3,500 Publishers--available to library patrons for download through Overdrive and the OK Virtual Library.

Image of audio books Audio Books & Music 866 titles featuring popular authors, classic literature, and nonfiction. A music collection including classical, country, show tunes, pop artists, and international.

Image of magazines Magazines & Periodicals 832 magazines and periodicals with both budgeted and donated yearly subscriptions, local newspapers, and individual periodicals of general interest.

Image of movies Videos 1,308 movies and videos featuring the Hutoka Ortman AFI Collection, all of the AFI 100 Best Movies available for circulation.

Link to eBooks
Link to Territorial Garden
Link to Libros en espanol

Community Information Center

Link to Sam & Burla Snyder Memorial History Center

Business Services: Fax, copy, scan, email, and print. Typewriter available and typing services at $1.00 per page (limit 5 pages). Services available to local patrons and travelers on the trail.

Regional History: Mastodon bones, The Buffalo War, two land runs, and famous Oklahomans--the history of North Central Oklahoma is rich and featured at the library.

Community Calendar: Hennessey is rich in festivals and local events. Find times, places, and contact information online at the library.

Tourist Information: Where to eat, where to go, what to do, downtown walking tour, and regional information are free just inside the library door. Hennessey welcomes travelers.

Link to walking tour of Hennessey historic Downtown District
Link to Hennessey Storm Country

Go Digital!

Find a job.
Find a fact.
Find the next book in a series.
Find it here with digital access.

Link to Ebsco databases
Looking for facts?

Access to EBSCOhost is a project of the Oklahoma Library Technology Network and is funded with state and federal funds through the Oklahoma Department of Libraries. Federal funds are provided by the Institute of Museum and Library services.

Request a username and password from the library to access 22 databases with information from academic and business scources as well as medical professionals, encyclopedias and news resources. These are the databases the pros use.

Link to Project Gutenberg

Over 30,000 free eBooks for download without an eReader! Download at Project Gutenberg then listen, save, and share.

 Link to LibriVox

Audio recordings of public domain literature are free for the playing at LibriVox . Listen anywhere on your internet-enabled device or download onto a CD and share!

 Link to Britannica--School Edition

Four complete encyclopedias and other resources are just a click away with The Britannica School Edition . Call the library for username and password.

Link to practice driving tests for Oklahoma

Looking for an Oklahoma driver's manual?
Driving-Tests.org in partnership with the library offers online Oklahoma driving handbooks for auto, motorcycle, and CDL. Try the practice tests to prepare for the written test and Know Before You Go!

 Link to Fantastic Fiction website

Looking for that next book in a series?
Fantastic Fiction lists over 30,000 authors and the books they have written with series lists and publication dates.

Link to WorldCat
With username and password, you may access libraries world-wide on Worldcat and search for that difficult to find title.

Just for Fun

Hennessey's bookshelf: reviews

The Madwoman Upstairs
liked it
The Madwoman Upstairs reads like a creative thesis for an MA in Professional Writing. Catherine Lowell invests her heroine, Samantha Whipple, with the desperate ennui of a Masters candidate after 2-4 years of academia, wondering what t...
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How to Tell If Your Cat Is Plotting to Kill You
really liked it
Even readers on a literary meat and potato diet need a little candy now and again. How To Tell If Your Cat Is Plotting To Kill You by Matthew Inman is definitely candy. It's short. It's funny. It's on target. As a servant to three fera...
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Louisiana Saves the Library
really liked it
Like apple pie after fried chicken, Louisiana Saves the Library by Emily Beck Cogburn is the perfect finish to satisfy a hungry reader. This is no deeply introspective, brooding foray into the existential that engages mind, body, and s...
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