The Peggy Helmerich Library will be closed temporarily for light renovation. We anticipate the closure to last several weeks. During the closure, any items you have placed on hold will be sent to Hardesty Library.
In a February 28th, 2014 Tulsa World article, painter, West Coast punk rock band drummer, award-winning music video and commercial designer, Academy Award-nominated film production designer, opera creator, and former Memorial High School student K. K. Barrett remembers Tulsa's 70s music scene, its local improv, and his time at the downtown library, "I went to Tulsa's downtown library and taught myself about fine art and decided that was my future."
Barrett adds, "I think I was in Oklahoma at a very good time, with a lot of forward-thinking people and ideas at the time, and what I did ultimately was just take some of those ideas with me and head further west."
We welcome you to use our 700s collection to teach yourself about fine art and become a famous artist (it's free!), but if the Academy Awards are not in your future, you can view and appreciate Barrett's work in these films available from our library: