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Programs & Events

2019 Summer Reading Program Begins May 28th!

Tulsa Library's 2019 Summer Reading Program runs from May 28 to August 3. Our theme this year is A Universe of Stories.

Check out the amazing events at libraries across the county! Read books to earn prizes!

All ages can participate! Click the links below for more information on each age group's program.

Birth to Pre-K

Children (Kindergarten to 5th grade)

Teen and Tween (6th to 12th grade)

Adult  

ASRP 2019

 

Novel Talk: The Future Is Now!

Join us as we discuss real-world matters through the lens of fiction. Novel Talk features a panel of speakers using past and present literature to explore contemporary issues. For adults.

Novel Talk uses fictional works as a springboard to discuss real-world issues. Using Philip K. Dick’s classic Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, we'll examine how the sci-fi genre envisions the past, present and future, and what fictional premonitions say about technological, societal and environmental realities of today. The program will be Tuesday, June 4th, 7:00pm at the Central Library.

Panelists include: 

Dr. Brian Cowlishaw, English professor at Northeastern State University

Stewart Brower, director of OU-Tulsa's Schusterman Library

Deborah Hunter, case manager for Family & Children's Services

Moderated by KJRH News anchor Karen Larsen

 

The Martian: Science Fiction and Science Fact

Kick off the Adult Summer Reading Program with NASA Director of Planetary Science Jim Green.

Green collaborated with 20th Century Fox Entertainment on the popular film The Martian, based on Andy Weir's novel, providing guidance on production design and technical considerations. We'll also host a free screening of the film one week prior to this event on May 29 at Central Library.

Green will speak on Wednesday, June 5th, 6:30pm at the Central Library.

BookSmart Tulsa Events

Looking for more upcoming author events? See what BookSmart Tulsa has lined up!

Booksmart

Borrowing Outside TCCL

Mobius

Mobius is a regional consortium of libraries that share material and TCCL is now a member of Mobius.

 Mobius items are:

  • Free – There is no cost to you!
  • Fast – Get your books in a few days!
  • Easy- Like placing a regular hold!

If an item you’re looking for is not available in the Tulsa City-County Library catalog, try MOBIUS.  A click on the MOBIUS button will automatically begin the search for your item in the MOBIUS catalog. 

Find your item in MOBIUS?  By following these three quick steps:

  1. Click the request button,
  2. Choose TCCL and then your local branch for pickup
  3. Enter your username and pin

You have placed a hold on the item as if you were placing a hold for an item in our catalog and you can track the hold in your account.

screenshot of Mobius

Learn more here-

 

Prospector

If your item is not found in the Tulsalibrary.org or Mobius catalogs, you can also search Prospector. A click on the Prospector button (located within the Mobius catalog) will continue the search for your specific item in the Prospector catalog.

Find your item in Prospector?  By following these three quick steps:

  1. Click the request button,
  2. Choose TCCL and then your local branch for pickup
  3. Enter your username and pin

You have placed a hold on the item as if you were placing a hold for an item in our catalog and you can track the hold in your account.

 

ArticleReach Direct

ArticleReach Direct is a global consortium of academic and public libraries that share journal articles between the members.

If you have found an article you want and TCCL does not have it digitally or in print, you can try ArticleReach.

Just follow these steps to request an article:

  1. Identify an article that you want to request.  Record as much information as possible about the article, including article title, journal title, date of publication, page numbers, ISSN.
  2. Click the ArticleReach Direct Request Form link found on the Borrow from Outside TCCL webpage.
  3. On the next screen, enter your first and last name, and your complete library card number, click Submit.
  4. Fill out the article request form with all available information about the article and click Submit.  (Requests with minimal information may not be filled.)
  5. You will be notified by email when the article is available.  A link within the email will provide access to the article.  If no library can fill the request, you will be notified by email that the request was cancelled and a reason will be included in the message.

Learn more here –

ArticleReach Direct FAQ

 

TCCL Book Services

Suggest A Title

Don't see something in our collection?  You can suggest titles for your library to buy here.

Go to Suggest a Title

Library Text Alerts

With library text alerts you can receive text messages when

  • items you requested are ready for pickup
  • items you have checked out are due soon
  • items you have checked out are overdue

Go to Library Text Alerts

Library ELF

Library E.L.F. will:

  • Track your library items and requests.
  • Help you avoid overdue fines and missed requests.
  • Send you courtesy notices (via text, email or RSS) before your items are due.
  • Remind you when your requests are ready for pickup or items are due.
  • If you wish, consolidate all of your family’s library cards into one E.L.F. account.

Go to Library ELF

Legacy Catalog

If you had an account on our previous catalog system, you can still access it by visiting our legacy catalog.

Go to Legacy Catalog