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If you need help with e-resources, please contact the Reference Department at 580.581.3450 option 3.

Access World News

Access World News Newsbank

This comprehensive resource offers hundreds of millions of current and archived full-text articles from over 7,000 news sources worldwide in a single, fully searchable online resource. Updated daily, it includes obituaries, editorials, announcements, sports, and real estate so you can research topics and subjects, find events and milestones, and more. Includes over 30 Oklahoma news sources as well as 2,200 sources from across the United States.

Password: 14 digit Library Card Number



What will you discover in your family tree? It's not just history, it's your history. Learn more about Ancestry on their blog.

No Outside Library Access. Available in main library only.

Consumer Health Complete

Consumer Health Complete

Reports, encyclopedias, fact sheets, images, diagrams, videos and more.

User ID: lawton

Call the library at 580-581-3450 ext 3 for the password.



Includes full text journals, newspaper and magazine articles, reading guidance, children's information sources, maps and more.

User ID: lawton
Call the Lawton Public Library at 580-581-3450 ext. 3 for the password.

Explora Primary

Explora for Grades K-8

Explora K - 8 provides easy-to-use features and reliable content from the world’s leading magazines and reference books. Searches may be limited by lexile reading level.

Explora Public

Explora Public Libraries

Explora provides easy-to-use features and reliable content from the world’s leading magazines and reference books.



Fold3 Library Edition by Ancestry provides convenient access to a growing collection of US military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served. It contains millions of records from world-class archives, many of which are exclusively available on Fold3.

Password: library card number (example: 29056001000000)

Hobbies and Crafts

Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center (EbscoHost)

This database offers detailed how-to instructions and creative ideas to meet the interests of virtually every hobby enthusiast. Full text is provided from leading lobby and craft magazines.

Home Improvement

Home Improvement Reference Center (EbscoHost)

Online resource for assistance in areas such as repair, maintenance, remodeling, electrical work and much more.



Check out ebooks, eaudio, emovies, and more. You have up to 3 checkouts per month. Create an account and get started!

Please note: Not all Hoopla titles appears in the library catalog. Check Hoopla to see more titles. 

How to install the app and create an account

Video tutorials:  Getting Registered,  Hoopla for... AndroidiOS, FireTV, Roku, Apple TV

Lawton Constitution

Lawton Constitution Through Access World News

Search the Lawton Constitution archives from 1985 – today. Find full-text articles on local news, issues, events, people and much more from current and archived issues. Includes obituaries, editorials, announcements, sports, real estate and other sections. Available from inside the library or from home.

Password: 14 digit Library Card Number

Legal Forms

Legal Forms (Gale)

Legal Forms offers thousands of customizable online legal forms specific to Oklahoma. The forms cover the legal categories of bankruptcy, bill of sale, contracts, divorce, employment, incorporation, LLC, landlord tenant, living wills, name change, power of attorney, real estate, taxes, last wills and testaments, and more. Users should consult an attorney for legal questions.

Password: library card number (example: 29056001000000)

Legal Information Reference Center

Legal Information Reference Center (EbscoHost)

Full text articles on many top consumer legal reference questions and legal forms.



March2Success a free website from Peterson's and the Army that provides online study materials for high school, college readiness, college entrance exams (ACT and SAT), and healthcare (MCAT, DAT, PAX, TEAS, & PSB-RN). Students and parents can sign up for free accounts at the website. There is no obligation to join the Army. You won't be contacted by an Army recruiter unless you indicate you are already enrolled in the Army's Future Soldier Program. Help and demonstration videos

News for You by Proliteracy

News for You

Learn English while reading the news. Read and listen to news stories in simple English. Do puzzles and quizzes related to the news stories. 
Teachers can access activities and other resources. 

Oklahoma Digital Prairie

Oklahoma Digital Prairie

Unique digital content spanning more than 100 years of Oklahoma history. Content ranges from the late 1800s to the present day.

Oklahoma Driving Tests

Oklahoma Driving Tests

Take free practice tests online for cars, motorcycles, and CDL. The handbooks are also available.



You must have a valid library card to access e-books and e-magazines.

Please note that not all OverDrive titles appear in the library catalog, so check OverDrive for more titles. 

Thanks to the generousity of the Laura Fields Trust, the Friends of the Lawton Public Library purchased OverDrive e-books through the Oklahoma Virtual Library Consortium.

Go to okvirtuallibrary.lib.overdrive.com to create an account and start reading!

If you are having a problem accessing OverDrive, here are a few helpful hints:

  • Use the entire library barcode number.
  • Your password is your last name in ALL CAPS.
  • Once a year, your information will need to be updated in order for you to have access to OverDrive.

How to Install the Libby App or Use OverDrive on a PC

OverDrive Getting Started Guides

Poetry and Short Story

Poetry and Short Story Reference Center (EbscoHost)

This full-text database provides a historically rich collection of hundreds of thousands of classic and contemporary poems, as well as short stories, biographies and authoritative essays on such topics as poetic forms, movements and techniques.

Small Business Reference Center

Small Business Reference Center (EbscoHost)

Browse by category, popular resources, state, and small business videos.

User ID: lawton

Password: Contact Library

Transparent Language

Transparent Language Online

Learn a new language! There are over 100 different languages available and 24 ESL courses for those looking to learn English. Create an account and get started learning today! Create an account at the link above with your email address and library card number, then you can either use it on the website or donwnload the mobile app. 

Get Transparent Language Online as a mobile app.



World Cat allows you to search the world's libraries. You can borrow materials by using the online interlibrary loan form. Customers must have a Lawton Public Library card in good standing (active card with no more than $1.00 in late fees) before requested material will be ordered.

For more information on interlibrary loan policies, procedures, and instructions.

Authorization: 100-280-603

Contact Library for Password

Additional E-Resources

Project Gutenberg has full texts of over 50,000 public domain books.

Google Books allows users to search full-text books, documents, maps, reports, directories, and more.

LibriVox has recordings of public domain literature. Plays anywhere!

National Academies Press offers free PDFs for almost all of their over 5,000 books. The books are primarily non-fiction/academic.

Petrucci offers approximately 320,000 free scores/sheet music and 36,000 audio recordings for public domain music.

LibrarySpot has e-encyclopedias and so much more.