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Ancestry Library Edition: U.S. City Directories 1821-1989

You can now access Ancestry.com's database of U.S. City Directories 1821-1989 from any library location.  Directories can be found by choosing "all databases" from the "more collections" link on Ancestry Library Edition's landing page.

Use Census Narrative Profiles to Strengthen Grant Proposal's Statement of Need

American FactFinder, a data tool from the United States Census Bureau, is a rich source of population, housing, economic and geographic information that can be used to strengthen your grant proposal's statement of need.

Downton Abbey Read Alikes

Do you have the Downton Abbey fever? Grab a cup of tea and enjoy these suggested titles.

 Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh

The Buccaneers by Edith Wharton

Habits of the House by Fay Weldon

Building Efficiency & Sustainable Strategies

Central Library’s electrical consumption is currently 2,472,690 kWh’s, after the remodel it will be around 1,454,660 kWh’s – the savings of which calculates to the yearly average usage of 56 Oklahoma homes. Water savings after the remodel is expected to save 91,000 gallons which equals the yearly average usage of 16 Oklahoma homes.

Raised floors on 1st, 2nd & 3rd floors, will offer electrical outlets for those who choose to take advantage of the library’s free WiFi and their own electronic device for research.

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