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Read thousands of newspapers from around the world online with PressDisplay!

You can access news from all over the globe with the library’s PressDisplay resource. The collection includes local periodicals such as the Tulsa World and the Oklahoman, but also branches out to news sources from over 100 countries in 60 different languages! PressDisplay features same day, full page access to the papers, including accompanying photos.

School is back in session, and that means homework is on the horizon. Here are some resources to help your child study.

The library has multiple tools your child can use when it comes to doing homework and learning study skills. First, we have an online service called Homework Help Now, which provides online homework assistance with a live tutor for subjects like math, science, writing, and social studies. All tutors are certified and are available from 2-11pm daily. The resource also offers skill building exercises, flash card learning games, and even virtual study rooms that students can use to meet their friends online.

I’m new to Tulsa. Where can I learn about how the city operates?

The library’s Research Center has put together a resource guide about the operation of both the city and county governments of Tulsa, as well as those of several surrounding communities, such as Broken Arrow, Owasso, and Sand Springs, among others.

I’d like to volunteer at my local library branch. How do I go about that?

The Tulsa library system has hundreds of volunteers, from teenagers to retirees, who help us with our day to day operations, and we are very glad for the time and effort they donate to the library. Volunteers perform a variety of tasks, from shelving books and serving as an After School Homework Club coach to tutoring a Literacy student or adding book and movie reviews to our online catalog.

Where Can I Go To Find The Business Hours For The Different Library Locations?

Because many of our libraries are open for different durations, we've posted the hours of operation for each branch on our website. From the homepage, simply select the Locations tab on the far right side of the page. This will give you a full list of the libraries around the county and the business hours for each day of the current week. To the right of the weekly schedules is a list of holidays that all libraries will be closed throughout the year.