I’m interested in learning about some STEM related activities. What can I find at the library?

The library has a number of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) resources available to the public. Here are a few:

Lynda.com – Tulsa library users can access thousands of online video courses and tutorials to improve your technology, software, business and creative skills. Topics include web development, music and video game production, social media marketing, and data analysis. You can access the library’s portal and log in with your card number via our Alphabetical List of Databases or the Online Learning page.

Universal Class – While this database offers a much broader range of courses such as cooking, history, real estate, among many others, it also has a variety of science, mathematics, and computer training classes. Each course has a series of lessons, assignments & exams, and an instructor. This resource can also be found in our Database list and Online Learning page.

In addition to these online resources, which can be accessed from home with an internet connection, we also have two labs at the Central Library with a number of tools to help you in your STEM related pursuits.

The first is the Maker Space. Located on the 1st floor, this is an area with a variety of machines, such as 3D printers, a CNC mill, a laser engraver, a screen printer, a vinyl cutter, sewing machines, and an audio lab, to help you design and create a wide multitude of projects. In addition to the Central Maker Space, we also have a single 3D printer at each of our Hardesty, Rudisill, and Zarrow libraries.

The second is the Digital Literacy Lab (DDL), located on the 2nd floor. The DLL is a computer lab offering a variety of software for website development, audio and video creation and editing, digital illustration, and computer coding. There are also digital conversion machines so you can transfer your favorite vinyl records, VHS tapes and music cassettes to a digital format.

Both of these labs require orientations to use their resources, and both offer classes throughout the month. You can also set individual appointments to use the materials by calling 918-549-7442 (Tim Smith, Maker Space) or 918-549-7474 (Katlin Seagraves, Digital Literacy Lab), or the library’s main phone number at 918-549-7323. You can also find a list of the upcoming classes and programs in these areas by checking our online event guide

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I am a teacher at Zarrow International School in TPS. We are hosting a STEAM night on April 21st from 6-8. I was wondering if you all could come out and host a table? Please let me know! Thanks!

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