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Journalist Rick Atkinson Is The Winner Of The 2015 Peggy V. Helmerich Distinguished Author Award. Where Can I Learn More About Him And Him Work?

You can learn more about Rick Atkinson and his career through the Biography in Context database. First, click on the Research & Learn tab at the top of the library home page, then select Alphabetical List of Resources. Scroll down to the B's for Biography in Context. Perform a search for the name 'Atkinson, Rick' and you should receive a list of results, including biographies, newspaper and magazine articles, and radio interviews.  

Does the library offer free wi-fi service?

Yes, we offer free WiFi service at all 24 branch locations, which means you can bring your own laptop or portable device to get online at the library. For more information, click on the About tab at the top of the library's homepage. In the box on the left side of the page, click on Computers.

October is Family History Month! Where can I go to learn more about my family tree?

The library’s Genealogy Center is a great place to look for information about your family history. This collection offers a variety of databases, records, census data, and more to help you track down the people and places of your family’s past. The Genealogy Center is currently located at the Hardesty Library, and there are also a number of online resources that you can access at home with your library card.

I Have Some Work That I Would Like To Protect. Where Can I Find Information On Patents And Copyright?

We have a collection of resources and links that can facilitate your efforts to protect your intellectual property. These resources are in our Business Center Guide. Just click on the tab labelled "Patents, Trademarks & Copyright". You will find definitions of each method to help you determine which applies to your idea, as well as links so you can search for existing items or file a new application.