Welcome our new Library Director, Bridget Scheffler. Bridget has a Masters Degree in Library and Information Science from the University of Oklahoma and a Bachelors Degree in Sociology from Arkansas Tech University. She has 10 years of experience working in public libraries in Arkansas and Oklahoma. She lives in El Reno with her husband and two dogs. She would love to talk about books with you, so say “hi” when you you come visit the library!

Need something to read while staying safer-at-home? Want to support your child’s distance learning with the library’s collection? We at the El Reno Carnegie Library are finding new ways to meet your needs!

Beginning Monday, March 30, we will offer Curbside Pickup. Reserve your items through our catalog or over the phone. We will then bring your items to our pickup station outside the library, to be located at the accessible entrance on the west side.

  • Curbside Pickup will be available M-F 10am-4pm.
  • Once you receive the notification that your reserve is ready to pick up, head to the library!
  • If you have a cell phone, please call us once you arrive, before leaving your car. We will then place your items at our pickup spot on the west side of the building, after which you can take your items.
  • If you do not have a cell phone, please call us beforehand to let us know when we can expect you. At the time you specify, we will place your items at our pickup spot on the west side of the building, after which you can take your items.
  • Although our book drop is open, your items will not be due until we reopen to the public – feel free to keep them as long as you need until then!

Read our how-to guide on placing a reserve through our catalog.

As always, call us at 262-2409 if you have any questions.

We are working on putting together a resource page just for you! We know you may be looking for ideas on how to keep your kids busy and learning, how to talk to them about COVID-19, and where to find activities to keep yourself busy while at home. This page is coming soon!

The El Reno Carnegie Library opened up again starting May 15th, 2020.

New Hours
Monday -Thursday 10:00am – 6:00pm
Friday – Saturday 10:00am -1:00pm
Sunday – Closed

In order to maintain a safe environment for library patrons and staff, we will be reopening with the following policies in place:

Social Distancing For Your Safety
10 Person Limit (including staff)
Please remain 6 feet apart.
Masks are highly encouraged, we will offer you one while supplies last.

Let Us Find Your Books For You!
Shelves will be closed to the public.

Quick Visits Only
Furniture & toys are not available for public use.

Schedule a Computer Session
We will have 2 computers available, with a 45 minute limit per person/day.
Book your time in person or by calling (405) 262-2409.

Curbside Pick-Up! Pick up your items without having to come inside! Our curbside service is available all hours the library is open.

You can reserve your books on our website (http://www.elrenolibrary.okpls.org/) or by phone at (405) 262-2409.

The City of El Reno will continue to follow CDC guidelines and directions from Governor Stitt during the COVID-19 pandemic. More information on the City’s response can be found here. Any updates regarding the library will be posted here as well as on our Facebook.  

Your ERCL account provides you with 24/7 access to our digital materials including eBooks, audiobooks, magazines, and research databases. We will also continue to provide you with links to resources on our Facebook page.  

COVID-19 Information & Resources

Architect working on blueprint

El Reno Carnegie Library renovations are nearly complete! Over the past few months, we have undertaken numerous steps to restore and improve your library. The beloved original architectural details of the building have been repaired and preserved. Paint, carpet, lighting, plumbing, shelving, and furniture have all been updated to ensure that the library is a warm and welcoming space capable of meeting the needs of our community.

Opening in mid-October, date TBD

We are tentatively planning to reopen in mid-October, with a grand opening celebration to follow. Until then, library services are still available at our temporary location at the El Reno Senior Center at 401 S. Grand, M-F 10am-6pm.

Thank you all for your patience during our closure. We are truly excited for you to see the final product.

Back by popular demand! This event was wildly popular that we had to bring it back. This time we are going attack a spring inspired painting. Get your wig ready and join us on Tuesday, April 30th at 5:30 pm. We will supply the materials needed but feel free to bring your own as well. We only have 10 spots available, so contact us to reserve your spot today.