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Free Library Resources Added

Have you ever thought of how handy it would be if your Metropolitan Library System could actually come to your house? 

Surprise.  And it’s all treats and no tricks.

You’ve known for years that you could visit the library’s website at www.metrolibrary.org to search the catalog of book, CD, magazine and DVD titles and then put your selections on reserve.  But did you also know that you can find answers to a lot of questions and do some of your school and business homework through the website as well?

At the top of the home page, click on “Catalog & Databases,” and then log on.  Choose “Databases” and you’ll be presented with a list of subject areas to choose from.  Say that you’ve been a user of Value Line’s publication for years and you need some quick information.  Click on “Business & Financial” and there’s Value Line.

“A lot of people who use Value Line in its printed form, which our libraries subscribe to,” said Metropolitan Library System Material Selector Susan Ryan, “don’t realize that the online version is updated a full five days before the printed version.  The print version updates on Friday, but the online version updates the previous Monday.  And, of course, online is available through our website 24/7.”

Another popular database that is frequently updated, Ryan says, is Small Engine Repair. 

“Many people have the skill to repair small engines themselves,” Ryan added, “but they don’t know what to do.  Check out this database and maybe you can fix up that motorcycle, ATV, personal water craft, generator, small tractor or lawn mower yourself.”

All the databases MLS subscribes to are available 24 hours a day through the library’s website.  They save money for the library as well as for the people who use it.

And who has space for 44 volumes of the new “Complete Dictionary of Scientific Biography” (26 volumes) and the original 18 volume version?  Take a look at the eBook version of the world’s largest and most comprehensive collection of narrative scientific biographies.  And while you’re in a scientific mood, check out AccessScience, featuring fully searchable content from McGraw-Hill’s “Encyclopedia of Science & Technology”, 10th edition.

Visit the Metropolitan Library System website at www.metrolibrary.org to check out these and many other databases. 

The Metropolitan Library System of Oklahoma County includes 12 libraries and five extension libraries.  Libraries include Belle Isle, Capitol Hill, Ralph Ellison, Ronald J. Norick Downtown Library and Southern Oaks in Oklahoma City, as well as Bethany, Choctaw, Del City, Edmond, Midwest City, Village and Warr Acres.  Extensions are located in the communities of Harrah, Jones, Luther and Nicoma Park and include Wright Library in Oklahoma City.  You can also reach us at www.metrolibrary.org.