Fast Facts

Central Library construction was completed in 1965. W.C. Roads was the engineer and W.R. Grimshaw was the general contractor. With built-in equipment, the building cost $1,864,111 or $13.76 per square foot. The total cost was $2,735,269. The building had: 135,443 square feet of gross floor area with room to expand another 65,000 square feet; open shelf capacity for 265,000 volumes; closed stack and storage capacity for 250,000 more volumes.

Source Tulsa City-County Library 1912-1991, Okt 027.476686 L125t 1992. 
 

1985 - Norman Cousins
1986 - Larry McMurtry
1987 - John Updike
1988 - Toni Morrison
1989 - Saul Bellow
1990 - John Le Carre
1991 - Eudora Welty
1992 - Norman Mailer
1993 - Peter Matthiessen
1994 - Ray Bradbury
1995 - David McCullough
1996 - Neil Simon
1997 - John Hope Franklin
1998 - E. L. Doctorow
1999 - Margaret Atwood
2000 - William Manchester
2001 - William Kennedy
2002 - Joyce Carol Oates
2003 - Shelby Foote
2004 - No Award Bestowed
2005 - John Grisham
2006 - Mark Helprin
2007 - Thomas Keneally
2008 - Michael Chabon
2009 - Geraldine Brooks
2010 - Ian McEwan
2011 - Alan Furst
2012 - Wendell Berry
2013 - Kazuo Ishiguro

Source: Library Staff 
 

Sankofa is a word from the Akan language which is spoken in southern Ghana. Literally translated, Sankofa means: "We must go back and reclaim our past so we can move forward; so we understand why and how we came to be who we are today."
2006 - Michael Eric Dyson
2008 - Nikki Giovanni
2010 - Pearl Cleage
2012 - Hill Harper

Source Library Staff 
 

2001 - Joy Harjo (Muscogee Creek)
2003 - Vine Deloria, Jr. (Standing Rock Sioux)
2005 - Leslie Marmon Silko (Laguna Peublo)
2007 - Carter Revard (Osage)
2009 - No Award Bestowed
2011 - LeAnne Howe (Choctaw)
2013 - Sterlin Harjo (Seminole/Creek)

Source: Library Staff 
 

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1991 - S.E. Hinton
1992 - Madeleine L'Engle
1993 - Katherine Paterson
1994 - Lois Lowry
1995 - No Award Bestowed
1996 - Walter Dean Myers
1997 - Gary Paulsen
1998 - Cynthia Voight
1999 - Jane Yolen
2000 - Jerry Spinelli
2001 - E.L. Konigsburg
2002 - Richard Peck
2003 - Russell Freedman
2004 - Susan Cooper
2005 - Avi
2006 - Sharon Creech
2007 - Kate DiCamillo
2008 - Louis Sachar
2009 - Christopher Paul Curtis
2010 - Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
2011 - Kathryn Lasky
2012 - Jacqueline Woodson
2013 - Jim Murphy

Source: Library Staff 
 

 

2004 - Charles Chibitty
2006 - Wilma Mankiller
2008 - Neal McCaleb
2010 - Billy Mills
2012 - Kirke Kickingbird

Source: Library Staff 

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January 1 (Tuesday) - New Year's Day.
January 21 (3rd Monday in January) - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
February 12 (Tuesday) - Lincoln's Birthday.
February 17 (3rd Monday in February) - Washington's Birthday, or Presidents' Day, or Washington-Lincoln Day.
May 27 (last Monday in May) - Memorial Day, or Decoration Day.
July 4 (Thursday) - Independence Day.
September 2 (1st Monday in September) - Labor Day.
November 11 (Monday) - Veteran's Day.
November 28 (4th Thursday in November) - Thanksgiving.
December 25 (Wednesday) - Christmas Day.
In some states, the following will be legal or public holidays:
October 14 (2nd Monday in October) - Columbus Day, or Discoverers' Day, or Pioneers' Day.
November 5 (1st Tuesday after 1st Monday in November) - Election Day.
Source: Chase's Calendar of Events, p. 614. 
 

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The Interlibrary Loan Department is located at Central Library, 4th Street and Denver Ave. in downtown Tulsa. Normal office hours are 7:30 a.m to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. The phone number is 549-7395. If the office is closed, you may leave a message on our voice mail.

You may also contact us by email.

Not all ILL material can be renewed. Renewals are made at the discretion of the lending library.

Requests for renewals should be made 1-3 days BEFORE the due date by contacting the ILL department or by requesting online from your Interlibrary Loan account.

Please note:  Renewals cannot be made from your library card account nor at a branch or other department besides Interlibrary Loan.

ILL requests can be placed using the online Interlibrary Loan System at http://illiad.tulsalibrary.org/. If you haven't used this system before, you will need to click on the "New User" button to register. You will need to enter your name exactly the same way each time you log in to the ILL system. You may also place ILL requests through any FirstSearch database, however you still must register with our online system first in order to expedite your requests. Your requests will be processed more quickly if you enter your name in the FirstSearch form exactly as it was entered when you registered in the online ILL system.

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