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I want to write a letter to my Congressmen, both in Oklahoma City and D.C. How can I find out who represents my area?

You can find your elected Congressional officials, on the state and federal levels, through the library's Government Documents, or Gov Docs, pages. You can find the Gov Docs collection by going to the Research & Learn drop down menu and selecting Government. Once there, select ‘Government Frequently Asked Questions'.

Are you planning on going to college? The library has resources to help!

Whether you're a high school student making plans for after graduation or an adult wanting to go back to school, the library can help you with the process of getting into college. Our Education Guide, found on the Research tab of the library's home page, has a number of resources that can be found in the College Bound menu on the left side of the page. Some of the topics covered are:

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.

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