Government Documents

It's Tornado Season In Oklahoma. What Can I Do To Prepare In Case One Hits Our Area?

The library's Government Documents section has a weather page with several links to agencies with information on preparedness for tornadoes and other severe weather. To find these, click the Government Documents link in our Research & Learn tab, and look for the gray Weather tab.

Equal Pay Day

equal pay protest

Today, April 8, 2014, is Equal Pay Day. According to the National Committee on Pay Equity (NCPE), equal Pay Day was originated in 1996 as a public awareness event to illustrate the gap between men's and women's wages.

Per the NCPE, “Because women earn less, on average, than men, they must work longer for the same amount of pay. The wage gap is even greater for most women of color.” Equal Pay Day is a signifier of just how much longer women most work to narrow the pay gap.

Can I get legal forms at the library?

You can get some types of legal forms at the library, yes. The first place you should check is our Legal Forms database, which can found in the alphabetical list of resources on our Research page. This database has many forms for the state of Oklahoma, in a number of categories, including Divorce, Landlord/Tenant, Power of Attorney, Bankruptcy, and several others.

Can The Library Help Me File My Taxes?

Well, the short answer is no, the library does not assist with tax preparation or offer tax advice. However, we do have some resources that may make tax season a little more bearable for you.

The Presidential debates have started, which means the election is around the corner. What sort of information does the library have on the candidates and ballot questions?

Our Government Documents page has a section on the 2012 election, including lists of the candidates for Federal and State Offices, and information on the six state questions that Oklahomans are being asked to decide. The page also includes a number of voter guides from outside sources such as the League of Women Voters and various newspapers, both local and nationwide.