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I'm trying to find out exactly when my grandfather passed away, and I know he lived in the Tulsa area. Where can I look for this information?

The library has a couple of tools that can help you find the death dates of people who lived in or around Tulsa at the time they passed away. First, the Tulsa World database, found in our alphabetical list of library databases, has an online archive from 1990-present. Along with news articles, this archive includes birth and death notices from the past two decades. To find a notice, type in the deceased person's name in the first ‘All Text' search field, then change the second search field to ‘Section' and type in ‘Deaths'.

I'd like to find out who owns an empty house up the street from me. Can I access the County Land Records at the library?

Yes, the library does have access to the Tulsa County Land Records. Using these databases, you can look up residential and commercial properties by address, owner, subdivision, and more. You can also access the Land Records to find out information about your own property, such as square footage, year built, and tax details. If you are looking to buy a home, it's also a good resource to see if your potential new home has any existing liens before you buy.

I'm looking for a book that the library does not own. Is there any other way I can get my hands on it?

InterLibrary Loan (ILL) is a service which borrows books, videos, sound recordings, microfilm, photocopies, etc. when the requested items are not available at any Tulsa City-County Library. We borrow items from many public, academic, and special libraries throughout the country.If a particular item is not owned by any of the Tulsa City-County Library locations, customers with a valid library card may use the ILL Service to request that the item be borrowed from another library system for their use.

I need to replace the oil pressure switch in my truck, but the Chilton's manual for my vehicle is checked out. Do you have another way I can find auto repair instructions?

Yes, the library has a database called the Auto Repair Reference Center that provides repair information from the Chilton Total Car Care Series. It covers vehicles from 1945 to the present, both domestic and imports. This info includes repair instructions, wiring schematics, technical bulletins, and labor time estimates. You can access the ARRC in our Research & Learn section via the Alphabetical List of Databases.

Do you want to increase your vocabulary? The library has just the thing to boost your verbal skills!

The library's Verbalearn database is a great way to learn new words and increase your language abilities. Verbalearn first tests what you know by asking a series of multiple choice questions about the definitions and synonyms of several words. As you answer the questions, it keeps track of which terms you've missed and which you've answered correctly. You can review the missed words via a study list to help you remember the new vocabulary.

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