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Is your child struggling with his or her homework? We have some resources to help!

There are a couple of options the library offers to students who need help with their school work. The first is our Homework Help Now database, which can be accessed via our homepage. This database provides expert help in the form of live tutors that can communicate with students online. It also provides flash cards, practice tests, and other skill building tools. You can find the Homework Help icon on our homepage next to the rotating banner of current events.

Want to plant a vegetable garden? The library now has a seed library to help you get started!

With the TCCL Seed Library, you can borrow seeds from a large variety of vegetables (and a few fruits and flowers as well) to take home and plant in your garden. Since, hopefully, the seeds will become plants, we don't expect you to bring those exact same seeds back. However, once the plant produces, you simply take a small portion of the vegetables, fruits, or flower, harvest the seeds and dry them, then return those to the library for other people to use.

New Mobius service broadens the collection of materials available to Tulsa library users!

Have you ever wanted to check out a book, cd, or movie, only to find that the library doesn't own it? In the past, we have offered Interlibrary Loan (or ILL), to obtain books outside of our collection, but this service, while very helpful, can take several weeks to fill a request and requires a small postage fee.

School is back in session, and that means it's time for research papers. Where can I look for topic ideas?

The library has two databases, World News Digest and Issues & Controversies, that are great for learning about current events and contemporary political and social topics. World News Digest focuses more on newspaper articles and stories, and allows you to search for pieces by time period (back to the 1940s) and country.

I'm looking for work and need to brush up on my computer skills. How can the library help me?

One option we have for you is a collection of online computer skills tutorials through the Learning Express database. These are self-paced tutorials with beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels of the most common software products you'll need to know to improve your marketability for a new job, including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and Outlook, as well as Windows and Mac operating systems.

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