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Programs & Events

42nd Annual Adult Creative Writing Contest

The 42nd Annual Adult Creative Writing Contest is held to encourage and recognize creative writing among adults. Presented by Friends of the Tulsa City-County Libraries.

The contest is open to any person 18 years old or older who:

  • resides, works or attends school in Tulsa County, or
  • has a nonresident Tulsa City-County Library card, and
  • is not a member of the creative writing contest committee or a judge of the contest

Only unpublished manuscripts are accepted. Unpublished and published writers are encouraged to compete.

Deadline for submission: April 1, 2019. Download complete rules and entry form here

Find a complete list of 2018 winners here.

Books Sandwich In - Spring 2019

Grab your lunch and join us as we talk about a variety of interesting books during this 7 part lunchtime series. Books Sandwiched In sessions will be Mondays at 12:10-12:50pm in Aaronson Auditorium at the Central Library (5th & Denver) 

March 4 - Educated by Tara Westover, reviewed by Krista Waldron, 2018 Educator of the Year.

March 11 - Lincoln's Last Trial by Dan Abrams and Davis Fisher, reviewed by Bill Kellough, former district judge.

March 18 - This Is How It Always Is by Laurie Frankel, reviewed by Chaplain Stephen L. Williams of All Souls Unitarian Church.

March 25 - Sapiens: A Brief History of Mankind by Yuval Noah Harari, reviewed by Eldon Eisenach, retired political science professor.

April 1 - The Prague Sonata by Bradford Morrow, reviewed by John Hamill, pianist, music historian, and author.

April 8 - Factfulness by Hans Roling, reviewed by Rich Fisher, host of Studio Tulsa on KWGS.

An Evening With Mariko Tamaki: Women in Comics

Join us for an evening with Mariko Tamaki, award-winning graphic novel and comics author, as she discusses feminism in the world of comics. Book signing to follow; light refreshments provided.

Tamaki is the co-creator of award-winning comics This One Summer and Skim (with Jillian Tamaki), and Emiko Superstar (with Steve Rolston). In 2015, This One Summer received Printz and Caldecott Honors and the Eisner for Best Graphic Album–New. She also has written for BOOM! Studios, Marvel and DC Comics, working with She-Hulk and Supergirl.

Tamaki will be at Central Library on Wednesday, March 20th, 7:00pm. Copies of her work will be available for purchase at the event, courtesy of Magic City Books. Register online for event updates.

Mariko Tamaki


Tulsa Lit Fest: Spoken. Written. Read.

Don’t miss the second annual Tulsa LitFest. April 11-14, 2019.

Tulsa LitFest brings together diverse literary artists and writers to collaborate and inspire, enriching the Tulsa Community.

Enjoy four days of free author events, workshops, screenings, parties, and much more.

Full details, lineup, and schedule March 1 at

Co-presented by Magic City Books, Center for Poets and Writers at OSU-Tulsa, and Tulsa Artist Fellowship.

Tulsa LitFest


Modern Masters: Lawrence Wright

Magic City Books is excited to bring Lawrence Wright, Pulitzer Prize winning author of The Looming Tower, to Tulsa for the paperback release of his best selling book, God Save Texas.

God Save Texas is a journey through the most controversial state in America. It is a red state, but the cities are blue and among the most diverse in the nation. Oil is still king, but Texas now leads California in technology exports. Low taxes and minimal regulation have produced extraordinary growth, but also striking income disparities. Texas looks a lot like the America that Donald Trump wants to create.

Bringing together the historical and the contemporary, the political and the personal, Texas native  Lawrence Wright gives us a colorful, wide-ranging portrait of a state that not only reflects our country as it is, but as it may become-and shows how the battle for Texas’s soul encompasses us all.

God Save Texas was on many 2018 “Best of the Year” lists including being named an NPR Best Book of the Year, a New York Times Notable Book and a National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist.

Wright will speak at Congregation B'nai Emunah on Wednesday, March 27th, 7:00pm. Each ticket is $20 and includes one copy of God Save Texas and two seats at the event. You can buy two tickets (two books and four seats) per email address. 

Lawrence Wright


BookSmart Tulsa Events

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


Borrowing Outside TCCL


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.

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Learn more here-



If your item is not found in the 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