The Norman East 24/7 Library will be out of service for upgrades starting on 1/31/15 and the Norman West 24/7 Library will be out of service for upgrades starting 2/2/15. Customers will not be able to check out or return items to the machines during the maintenance period. Holds and returns may be made at an alternative library location during this time. Call 801-4567 for more information.

Norman Public Library Central is giving the community help in the upcoming income tax season, partnering both with the AARP and its Tax-Aide program and the University of Oklahoma College of Law for its Volunteer Income Tax Assistance sessions.

Registration is not required to attend, but assistance will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis in the Computer Training Center of the library.

VITA tax aid sessions will take place from 5 to 9 p.m. on Wednesdays and Thursdays, beginning Jan. 28 and running through April 15.

AARP volunteers will be at the library for Tax-Aide sessions from 5 to 9 p.m. on Mondays the library is open from Feb. 2 through April 13.

Volunteers will work one-on-one to offer free tax help and assistance in preparing returns. The program is for people who make $53,000 or less, people with disabilities, the elderly and limited English speakers.

The library has hosted tax help sessions from the programs for many years and helped hundreds upon hundreds of local residents with their tax questions.

While library computers are available for filing taxes beyond these dates and times throughout regular business hours, library staff members are not trained to provide tax help and cannot answer tax-related questions.