The Friends of the Metropolitan Library System was formed in 1978 as a non-profit corporation for the purpose of focusing public attention on library services and needs. In order to raise money for Library projects and initiatives, the Friends decided to host an annual Book Sale. The funds raised at the Book Sale would be granted back to the Library System to underwrite programming and services not included in the yearly budget.

The first Book Sale was held in 1981 and has grown to become ONE OF THE LARGEST IN THE NATION with over 600,000+ books for sale. Because of its size, the Book Sale is held at the Oklahoma State Fairgrounds in Oklahoma City and takes place during last full weekend of February each year.  Hundreds of thousands of books, magazines, audio and videos are sold over a three day span - most for $1.00 or less!! We are thrilled to announce that we will be accepting credit/debit cards at the Friends of the Library Booksale this year with a minimum purchase of $20! We will still accept cash and checks for any amount, and an ATM will be available in the lobby. 



Friday, February 24th, 2017

Members ONLY Pre-sale Event - 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM


Saturday, February 25th, 2017

Open to the General Public - FREE! - 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM


Sunday, February 26th, 2017

Open to the General Public - FREE! - 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM 



The Friends of the Metropolitan Library System are a separate
501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to
support the Metropolitan
Library System's efforts
to provide the highest
level of library services.


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Friends of the Metropolitan Library System
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