Free the Books!

We’re freeing the books–and the movies, music, and all of the other wonderful things the library has to offer!  We are proud to announce that we are the first library in Oklahoma to join the Libhub Initiative. We are using Linked Data and a new cataloguing standard (BIBFRAME) to publish our collections to the Open Web, increasing their visibility and closing the huge discovery gap.


As you read this, search engines are crawling, indexing, and analyzing those records. This process takes time, but as it progresses, customers can search for a book in their favorite search engine and see our catalog records among the results.

How does it work? Imagine searching for a book in Google. Right along with those hits for Amazon, Goodreads, and Wikipedia, you’ll see a link to the Tulsa Library Linked Catalog at link.tulsalibrary.org, which will redirect you to our library catalog for that item. Put your credit card away, and check that book out from Tulsa Library!

Here are few examples:

Carry On: The Rise and Fall of Simon Snow 
The 5th Wave 
The Martian 
You can help us increase our findability by sharing links to the Linked Data records above.