American Electric Power Foundation Digital Literacy Lab at Central Library


The American Electric Power Foundation Digital Literacy Lab is a creator-focused working space for the customers of Tulsa City-County Library that was opened in October of 2016. Library visitors may use the Digital Literacy Lab to develop new apps and software skills, try out new pieces of equipment, digitize family history, and more. We provide Orientations twice monthly for the Digital Literacy Lab, along with special programs and classes throughout the year geared towards all ages.


Phone: 918.549.7474



Digital Literacy Lab Hours of Operation

Monday - Thursday: 9am to 8pm

Friday: 9am to 5pm

Saturday: 9am to 4pm

Sunday: 1pm-4pm

CLOSED for programs and events


Orientations & Appointments:

Are you new to the Digital Literacy Lab?

Visit our Library Event Guide for a list of upcoming Digital Literacy Lab events and Orientations! 

Already attended an Orientation?

Contact the Digital Literacy Lab to make an Appointment and reserve your time to get to work!

Online Learning Resources

Want to learn how to edit a video in Final Cut Pro X, make a graphic with Adobe Illustrator, or learn 3D modeling? That and more can be discovered through the libraries online learning resources. Check out both and ArtistWorks and sign in with your card number and password to get started!


Software & Equipment Overview



Adobe Creative Cloud

Adobe Acrobat

Adobe After Effects

Adobe Animate

Adobe Audition

Adobe Bridge

Adobe Dreamweaver

Adobe Illustrator

Adobe InCopy

Adobe InDesign

Adobe Muse

Adobe Photoshop

Adobe Premiere Pro


Apple Creative Software





Clip Studio Paint by Smith Micro

Final Cut Pro X




Intuos Pen Tablet

You can check out an art tablet for use in the Digital Literacy Lab.

  • Pressure-sensitive
  • Model Number: CTL-490DW
  • Active Area: 152 x 95 mm (6.0 x 3.7 in)
  • ExpressKeys, 4 with application specific settings
  • Pressure Levels: 2048
  • Weight: 290 ±50g
  • Resolution: 2540 lpi
  • Reading Speed (pen)133pps
  • Intuos Pen


Digitization Equipment

Here at Central's Digital Literacy Lab, we have a collection of digitization equipment. You can use our equipment to convert some of your materials to a more updated format.

Digitization Equipment


Epson Perfection V550 Photo Color Scanner

Epson Perfection V550 Photo Color Scanner

The Epson Perfection V550 Photo Color Scanner is great for photographs, artwork, and more. The scanner has a double-sided lighting feature that allows for scanning photo negatives. We have trays for 35mm film, 35mm slides, and 120mm film.

  • Scanner Type: Flatbed color scanner with TPU
  • Photoelectric Device: EPSON MatrixCCD Line Sensor
  • Optical Resolution:6400 dpi with Epson MatrixCCD
  • Hardware Resolution:6400 x 9600 dpi with Micro Step Drive™ technology
  • Maximum Resolution:12,800 dpi
  • Color Bit Depth:48-bits per pixel internal / external
  • Grayscale Bit Depth:16-bits per pixel internal / external
  • Effective Pixels:54,400 x 74,880 (6400 dpi)
  • Maximum Scan Area:8.5" x 11.7," TPU 2.7" x 9.5"
  • Optical Density:3.4 Dmax


Epson Expression 11000XL Photo Scanner

Epson Expression 11000XL Photo Scanner

The Epson Expression 11000XL Photo Scanner is great for photographs and large artwork. This scanner is particularly great if you are looking for scanning line art. 

  • Scanner Type: Flatbed color image scanner
  • Optical Resolution:2400 dpi
  • Hardware Resolution:2400 x 4800 dpi with Micro Step Drive technology
  • Maximum Resolution:12,800 x 12,800 dpi
  • Color Bit Depth:48-bits per pixel internal / external1
  • Grayscale Bit Depth:16-bits per pixel internal / external1
  • Effective Pixels:87,840 pixels / line (2400 dpi)
  • Maximum Scan Area:12.2" x 17.2"
  • Optical Density: Color Epson MatrixCCD line sensor


Additional Tools for Scanning

  • Air blaster for Dusting
  • Microfiber Cloths
  • Screen Cleaner


FUNAI DVD Recorder/VCR with Elgato Video Capture

FUNAI DVD Recorder/VCR with Elgato Video Capture

The Funai DVD Recorder/VCR with Elgato Video Capture can be used to convert VHS to mp4. With an mp4, you can share with friends and family, burn to a DVD, or save it on a flash drive.

Elgato Video Capture automatically detects NTSC, SECAM, PAL and PAL/60 video formats for worldwide compatibility.

  • Video resolution: 640×480 (4:3) or 640×360 (16:9)
  • Video format Mac Software: H.264 at 1.4 MBit/sec or MPEG-4 at 2.4 MBit/se
  • Audio: AAC, 48kHZ, 128 kBit/sec

Generated files can be synced with video capable iPads, iPods, iPhones and Apple TV and can be edited in iMovie or Windows Live Movie Maker without re-encoding.


Ion Archive LP

Ion Archive LP

The Ion Archive LP, Digital Conversion Turntable with Built-in Stereo Speakers can be used to convert LP to mp3.

  • Connects to computer via USB to turn records into digital music files
  • Software automatically separates tracks
  • Works with 33 1/3, 45, and 78 RPM records


Ion Tape 2 PC

Ion Tape 2 PC

The Ion Tape 2 PC, Cassette Conversion System can be used to convert cassette to mp3.

  • Transfers music from your tapes to your computer
  • Included EZ Vinyl/Tape Converter create convenient MP3s of all your cassettes
  • Dual-dubbing cassette decks for tape-to-tape conversion
  • Works with Metal and Chrome cassette tapes


BestDuplicator DVD Duplicator Burner Tower

BestDuplicator DVD Duplicator Burner Tower

The BestDuplicator DVD Duplicator built in LG 24X M-Disc Support Burner (1 to 5 Target) Copier Tower can be used to make copies of your home DVDs.

  • SATA DVD Duplicator


ReflexBlu XS Blu-ray Duplicator

ReflexBlu XS Blu-ray Duplicator

The ReflexBlu XS Blu-ray Duplicator can be used to burn copies of your home BluRay discs.

  • 2 full Blu-ray Discs per hour, 8 full DVDs per hour, 14 full CDs per hour


Flight Simulators

Flight Simulators

The Digital Literacy Lab houses two Flight Simulators for customer use. Customer must be at least 12 years old to use the Flight Simulators. All you need to get started is a brief Orientation by staff. Due to the limited seating, orientations are provided for groups of four customers at a time and can be scheduled with Digital Literacy Lab staff.


These flight simulators run X-Plane 10.


  • XForce Custom Gaming System
  • Volair Sim Cockpit
  • Volair Avionics Panel
  • Saitek Pro Flight Yoke
  • Saitek Pro Flight Pedals
  • Saitek Throttle Quadrant
  • Pro Flight Switch Panel
  • Two Pro Flight Radio Panels
  • Pro Flight Multi Panel
  • Three large, 27" Monitors

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a cost to use the Digital Literacy Lab?

There is no cost to use the Digital Literacy Lab and its equipment. Customers must provide their own materials – DVDs, gloves, etc.

How do I get an appointment to use the software and equipment?

To use the space, you must attend a Digital Literacy Lab Orientation. After your Orientation, you may schedule time in the Digital Literacy Lab with any Digital Literacy Lab staff. Please take into consideration that those who schedule an appointment will always take precedence over walk-ins. 

When do you have Orientations?

Digital Literacy Lab staff host Digital Literacy Lab Orientations twice monthly. You can find our list of events in the Event Guide. You can register through our website or contact staff directly.

The Flight Simulator Orientation schedule can be found with Digital Literacy Lab staff. We typically offer 2-3 orientations Monday through Friday.

Can you teach me how to use (Photoshop, Final Cut Pro X, etc.)?

The Digital Literacy Lab is a self-directed working space. Staff will work to provide you with all the resources the library has at its disposal to assist you with your work. It is the responsibility of all our customers to learn how to use the resources and develop their own project ideas.

I love your resources, but I wish you had (equipment, software, programming, etc.)

If you have a suggestion, please speak with a Digital Literacy Lab staff member, and we will take your suggestions under consideration.

I'm with an organization/community group. Would it be possible to facilitate a program to utilize the Digital Literacy Lab for us?

We are always open to collaborating with our community in whatever ways we can. Contact us through email at, and a staff member will get back with you to discuss your idea.