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Needing assistance for the holidays or wanting to help those in need? Here's a good place to find opportunities.

The library’s Tulsa Organizations and Services (TOS) database is a collection of local area charities, government agencies, clubs, support groups, professional societies and more.

Poet Billy Collins Is The Winner Of The 2016 Peggy V. Helmerich Distinguished Author Award. Where Can I Learn More About Him And Him Work?

You can learn more about Billy Collins and his career through the Biography in Context database. First, click on the Research & Learn tab at the top of the library home page, then select Alphabetical List of Resources. Scroll down to the B's for Biography in Context. Perform a search for the name 'Collins, Billy' and you should receive a list of results, including biographies, newspaper and magazine articles, and radio interviews.  

I Own A Small Business And Need To Do Some Market Research, But We Don't Have The Time Or The Staff To Do It Effectively Ourselves. Can The Library Help Me With This Type Of Research?

Yes we can, with a service called Research Wizard. Research Wizard is a specialized fee-based service that can help companies with in-depth research needs, such as market researchindustry analysisinformation on competitors, and more. This service is part of the library's Research Center, and is located on the 3rd floor of the Central Library.

Election day is coming up, and I want to learn more about what's on the ballot. Where can I go for information of the candidates and state questions?

We have a collection of useful links in the Research & Learn portion of our website that will lead you to more information on the 3 presidential candidates, lists of candidates for state office, and the 7 state questions on the ballot coming up on November 8th, as well as general voting information such as how to find out if you are registered to vote and where your polling place is located.

My Lawn Equipment Needs Some Work But I've Lost The Service Manuals. Does The Library Have Any Information On Small Engine Repair?

Yes, we have a database specifically for small engine repair that covers lawn mowers and trimmers, as well as other machines like ATVs, boat motors, tractors, motorcycles and more. Go to our Research & Learn tab, click on the alphabetical list, and look for Small Engine Repair. Select the type of machine you have and look for its make and model. The repair and maintenance information is given in a pdf format.

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