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Have you ever wanted to check out a book, cd, or movie, only to find that the library doesn't own it? In the past, we have offered Interlibrary Loan (or ILL), to obtain books outside of our collection, but this service, while very helpful, can take several weeks to fill a request and requires a small postage fee.
The library has two databases, World News Digest and Issues & Controversies, that are great for learning about current events and contemporary political and social topics. World News Digest focuses more on newspaper articles and stories, and allows you to search for pieces by time period (back to the 1940s) and country.
One option we have for you is a collection of online computer skills tutorials through the Learning Express database. These are self-paced tutorials with beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels of the most common software products you'll need to know to improve your marketability for a new job, including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and Outlook, as well as Windows and Mac operating systems.
You already may know about the library’s Freegal Music database, which allows you to download 5 free songs a week. Well, now Freegal has an additional feature to offer: streaming music! With streaming, you can listen to your favorite songs for free, as long as you have an internet connection and are logged into the database. Best of all, the songs you stream don’t count against your 5 weekly downloads, so there’s no limit to how many songs you stream.
Recent statistics indicate that approximately 1 in 6 adults in Oklahoma perform at the most basic or below basic literacy levels. The Ruth G. Hardman Adult Literacy Service, located at 29th & Harvard, promotes literacy across the lifespan through emergent and family literacy outreach initiatives and adult basic and English language instruction.