Information, Education and Entertainment Services
The Big Read
The BIG READ is here! Book discussions, History at High Noon presentations, and many special events are now underway as part of The Big Read at McAlester Public Library. Get your copy of Charles Portis’s classic American novel TRUE GRIT today! More information and a full schedule of our events for THE BIG READ is available here.
McAlester Public Library Music Sampler allows you to listen to select songs from within our broad music collection. You must have a valid library card from McAlester Public Library or one of our sister branches to utilize this app. This app works best with a 3G equivalent or better connection. Wi-Fi is recommended when streaming high quality.
Click here to start listening!
E-books Now Available
McAlester Public Library now offers e-books for download.
A variety of devices are supported, from hand held devices such as music players, phones or e-readers to computers. You can check it all out, including the e-books, by clicking here.
Now Mango Goes Where You Go!
Mango Mobile Library Edition is the Mango Languages application for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. Free from the App Store, you can now access fast, easy and effective language learning no matter where your travels take you!
Check out Mango Languages' iPhone app page for more info!
TumbleBookLibrary is an online collection of TumbleBooks – animated, talking picture books which teach kids the joy of reading in a format they'll love. TumbleBooks are created by adding animation, sound, music and narration to existing picture books in order to produce an electronic picture book which you can read, or have read to you.
Click Here to start using TumbleBooks today!
Introducing McAlester Public Library QuickClick Utility
McAlester Public Library has developed a QuickClick Utility to simplify access to most of our online services. If you would like to be able to have one click* access, please download and install our QuickClick Utility. It's easy, fast and best of all, convenient. Once you have saved your library card number within QuickClick, you won't have to enter it again.
Click Here to find out more.
Fold3 Original Documents
Fold3 provides convenient access to US military records, including the stories, photos and personal documents of the men and women who served. This valuable repository is perfect for Historians, Genealogists, Researchers, Enthusiasts, Family Historians and the like!
Click Here to start discovering a military history today.
Free Music Downloads
McAlester Public Library's Virtual Branch now offers FREE, LEGAL music downloads through the FreegalMusic Service. Each song is bought and paid for by the library on your behalf. Therefore, there is a limit of 3 per week per person.
Simply click here or on the image and then type your library card number to gain access.
McAlester Public Library's Virtual Branch now offers downloadable audio books sponsored by the Southeastern Public Library System of Oklahoma. To view and download these audio books, click the link below, select "Login" and enter your library card number without spaces. Once downloaded, you can use any portable MP3 player that supports the WMA (Windows Media Audio) or eMP3(Encrypted M-PEG Audio Level III) format to playback your content.
PressDisplay allows patrons to view same-day newspapers from around the world online inside the library or at home. The newspapers are displayed in full-color in their original format on a standard PC. Just like reading the familiar print edition, viewers can browse articles and other key content, such as pictures, advertisements, classifieds and notices while enjoying 60-day back issue access.
Click Here to access PressDisplay.