Sac and Fox National Public Library
Since its founding in 1988, the Sac and Fox National Public Library has served as a vital cultural and historical resource. Dedicated to the preservation of the Sac and Fox way of life and as a research facility for tribal members, it is located at the Sac and Fox Nation’s Capitol, 5.5 miles South of Stroud, Oklahoma.
The Library provides tribal citizens as well as the general public a wide range of reading materials, including children, teen and adult fiction as well as a broad range of nonfiction and reference items. It provides programs to assist in the continuation of the Sac and Fox culture, tradition and language, to document tribal history, stimulate reading, writing, research, and scholarship and provide an educational resource for achieving a greater understanding of the Sac and Fox way of life.
To accomplish the mission, the library staff works cooperatively with the Sac and Fox Nation government and its other departments, as well as other libraries and museums, to plan and provide resources and programs for the enrichment of the lives of its library patrons.
920883 S. Highway 99
Stroud, OK 74094-5178
Monday 8:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday 8:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Thursday 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Friday 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
*We do not close for lunch but we are closed for most national and Sac and Fox holidays*
Library Card/Check-out Policy
Anyone who is a member of the Sac and Fox Nation of Oklahoma, a current employee of the nation (regardless of where you physically reside) and/or a person who lives within the jurisdictional boundaries of the Nation which includes the towns of Chandler, Cushing, Agra, Ripley, Davenport, Kendrick, Meeker, Prague, Shawnee (eastern section), Sparks and Stroud. Those unsure whether they reside within the jurisdiction may call the Library. To get a card you must bring something with you that shows your current mailing address (driver’s license, mail, bill, etc.) After completing the form with attached address verification, a patron may check out one item – either a book or DVD. When that item is returned and from that point on a patron may check out three items of any combination (i.e. 1 book and 2 DVDs or 1 book, etc.) The SFNPL charges fines for overdue materials.
The SFNPL holds an anniversary open house cook-out in April during National Library Week. Other activities for children and young people are held on individual basis. Call the Library and watch this website for information regarding activities.
The SFNPL has a small meeting room which may be used by both tribal and non-tribal individuals or groups. There is no cost, but the room must be reserved at least 48 hours in advance.
Application for Use of Facility and Materials
The Sac and Fox National Public Library opened in 1987 as one of the first Tribal libraries in the nation and the only Tribal public library in Oklahoma. The SFNPL contains nearly 9,000 books divided into multiple categories:
“Easy” for young children who don’t yet read, “Juveniles” for young readers, “Young Adult” and “Adult.” Adult fiction contains audio-books and large print for those with eyesight difficulty.
Contains both juvenile and adult books on various individuals.
Contains both juvenile and adult books on a wide variety of subjects. The SFNPL contains one of the largest non-fiction collections of books on various Native American tribes and issues.
This section is continually updated with current materials that cannot be checked out;
Contains materials specific to Sac and Fox; most cannot be checked out, but can be viewed
• DVDS and CDs
Contains more than 1900 DVDs (classics and new releases) and CDs in circulation
Nearly 100 audio books on fiction and history
Yes, we loan novelty cake pans! And cookie cutters.