Oklahoma is served by 112 tax-supported library systems. The libraries each year circulate an average of 6.4 books for every resident. The largest libraries are located at Oklahoma State University, in Stillwater, and the University of Oklahoma, in Norman. Noted specialized book and historical manuscript collections in the University of Oklahoma Library are the Bizzell Bible Collection, the History of Science Collections, the Western History Collections, the Carl Albert Center, and the Henry Bass Business Collection. The Oklahoma State Department of Libraries coordinates an online interlibrary loan service to facilitate resource sharing among all types of libraries in the state. The Department also maintains a back-up interlibrary loan collection to serve the state's library patrons. The Oklahoma Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped in Oklahoma City houses collections for people with disabilities.
The library of the Oklahoma Historical Society in Oklahoma City has an unusual collection of books, maps, and manuscript material about the various Native American tribes and their lands, and also historical materials about the formation and development of the state.
A number of museums are found in Oklahoma. The largest and best known of these are the Oklahoma Historical Society Museum, Oklahoma City Art Museum, National Cowboy Hall of Fame and Western Heritage Center, and the Kirkpatrick Science and Air Space Museum at Omniplex, all in Oklahoma City; the Philbrook Museum of Art, which has a noted collection of Native American art and crafts, and the Gilcrease Museum, both in Tulsa; and the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History at the University of Oklahoma. "Oklahoma" © Emmanuel BUCHOT, Encarta, Wikipedia
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