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Tulsa City-County Library Remote Resources

Get a Library Card to Use Our Remote Resources

To qualify for a free library card, someone in your household must live, work, go to school or pay property taxes in Tulsa County, or live, work or go to school within the city limits of Bixby, Broken Arrow, Collinsville, Glenpool, Jenks, Owasso, Sand Springs, Skiatook, Sperry or Tulsa. If you do not meet the requirements for a card, you may purchase one for $50 per household per year.

apply for a card online (This is the only available option while our buildings are closed.)

  • Once we reopen our libraries, we will mail your new card to your home address. In the meantime, browse through available remote resources listed on this page to enjoy using your card now!
  • After you receive your new card after we reopen, please bring it with you to any Tulsa City-County Library location to activate it. Please also bring a photo ID. If your photo ID does not show your current address, please bring a recently postmarked mail with your name and current address on it for proof of residency.

 English Application Spanish Application

Online Learning

Online Learning - Use your Tulsa City-County Library card to get professional online training; take no-credit courses on almost any imaginable topic; learn a new language; take music and voice lessons; and access practice exams and study guides to achieve your educational and career goals using Lynda.com, Universal Class, LearningExpress Library, Mango Languages and ArtistWorks for Libraries.

Go to Online Learning

TCCL Academy - Watch tutorials on how to use many of the TCCL databases like gale business, digital collections like hoopla, and other open source items like Google Docs.

Go to TCCL Academy

Digital Collections to Read, Listen and Watch

Read eBooks, Magazines and Newspapers - Browse our digital catalog of resources available to you remotely. This includes eBooks, magazines and newspapers available through digital services like CloudLibrary, Freading, Hoopla, Overdrive, PressReader, RBdigital, TumbleBookLibrary, TumbleMath, TeenBookCloud and RomanceBookCloud.

Listen to Audiobooks and Music - Listen to audiobooks and stream or download music from various resources, including CloudLibrary, Freegal, OverDrive, RBdigital and AudioBookCloud.

Watch Movies - Borrow movies and TV shows from Hoopla.

Browse all TCCL Digital Collections

Reading Recommendations and Resources

Your Next Great Read – Looking for your next great read?  Let us help! Get a personalized reading list created for you by TCCL staff members that focuses exclusively on digital content recommendations while our buildings are closed. Just fill out an online survey at the link below to help us understand your reading preferences, interests, and history, and we will develop a custom reading guide with suggested authors and titles you might enjoy. This service is free to Tulsa City-County Library cardholders and available for adults, teens and tweens.

Go to Your Next Great Read

NoveList - The premier readers' advisory resource - search among hundreds of thousands of popular fiction and readable nonfiction titles, and retrieve author read-alikes, book lists, book discussion guides, and more. All editorial content is crafted by librarians and reading authorities who are experts in the field.

Go to NoveList

Resources for Parents and Children

Kids Blog - Check out our Kids Blog for tips and ideas to support your child’s literacy and reading success!

Go to the Kids Blog

Find Great Books for Your Baby & Young Child - Beanstack is an online book recommendation service the library subscribes to so that you can find books for the entire family. Go to https://tulsalibrary.beanstack.org, and create an account and a reader profile for your child. Beanstack will suggest titles based on your child's interests and age!

Go to Beanstack

Homework HelpNow Live Tutoring - Available daily 2-11 p.m. for grades kindergarten through college. Select your grade and subject from dropdown menus to connect via a chat session with a live tutor: Spanish-speaking tutors also are available at all levels. Tutors are background checked and chat sessions are monitored.

Go to Homework HelpNow Live Tutoring

Build a Reader App - When you can’t make it to the library for storytime, you can still get storytime … in your pocket! Search for “Tulsa City-County Library” in your app store on your phone or electronic device and download the FREE Build A Reader app. You’ll find videos demonstrating songs and finger plays as well as great book recommendations.

Genealogy Resources

Ancestry Library Edition - Contains genealogical information from 1.2 billion records in 3,000 databases. U.S. Federal Census from 1790, American Genealogical Biographical Index, Passenger and Immigration Lists Index are included. During this time while our buildings are closed, this resource is temporarily available remotely.

Go to Ancestry Library Edition

Research Tools

Research Databases - Browse our collection of databases; several available remotely.

Go to Research Databases

NewspaperArchiveNewspaper Archives from 1607-2020, 108+ Million Obituaries, Genealogy, Family History Records, and more. This resource is available remotely for a limited time. 

Go to NewspaperArchive

Ask a Question

Ask a Question! - Need to know, but can’t find the answer? Ask Us! Our buildings may be closed but library staff are on hand to answer questions by phone, text, IM/chat or email. We are open for your remote business Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Friday from 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday from 1-5 p.m.

Ask a Question!

Educational Resources

OKC Thunder 30-Day Reading Challenge

Join the Thunder 30-Day Reading Challenge! Students in grades K-3 are challenged to read 20 minutes each day or 600 minutes total from April 6 to May 6 and win a Thunder prize!

Go to OKC Thunder 30-Day Reading Challenge

Coronavirus: A Book for Children

Coronavirus: A Book for Children
Published by Candlewick press, this informative and accessible guide for young readers defines the coronavirus, explains why everyday routines have been disrupted, and lays out how everyone can do their part to help. With child-appropriate answers and explanations, the book addresses key questions, like: How do you catch coronavirus and what happens if you have it? Why are people so worried about it? Is there a cure? Why do we have to stay home? What can I do to help? And what happens next? Go to https://candlewick.com to download the book for free or click on the link below.

Download Coronavirus: A Book for Children

Build A Reader (ages 0-5)

Build a Reader App

Build A Reader App
Search “Tulsa City-County Library” in your App store.

Starfall for Pre-k and Kindergarten

Teaching 2- and 3-Year-Olds

Spanish Mama

Kids Read (ages 5-12, elementary)

DC Kids Camp
This fun program created by DC Comics helps parents engage kids at home. Parents can follow DC Kids’ Twitter and Instagram social channels to download kid-friendly, superhero-themed activities and previews of past and upcoming DC middle grade graphic novels to enjoy at home. The DC Kids social channels also feature entertaining videos from all-star authors and artists for parents and kids to watch together.

PBS Kids

Starfall for grades 1-3

Highlights Kids

Big List of Children's Authors Doing Online Read-Alouds & Activities

Storyline Online
Features SAG actors performing read-alouds.

Storytime from Space
Real astronauts read picture books from space!

Teach Your Monster to Read
For beginning readers and those who need a little help. Computer version is free, but mobile version has in-app purchases.

Tulsa Zoo 
Weekly online Storytime
: Live via Facebook on Wednesdays at 10 a.m.

Homework

Homework HelpNow Live Tutoring - Available daily 2-11 p.m. for grades kindergarten through college. Select your grade and subject from drop menus to connect via a chat session with a live tutor: Spanish-speaking tutors also are available at all levels. Tutors are background checked and chat sessions are monitored.

Go to Homework HelpNow Live Tutoring

Homework HelpNow Writing Lab - Upload your completed writing assignment and one of Homework HelpNow’s writing experts will analyze it and provide helpful comments, usually within two to three business days.

Go to Homework HelpNow Writing Lab

Homework HelpNow SkillSurfer - Stuck at home and have nothing to do? Need to practice what you learned? Ready to learn something new? Visit Homework HelpNow’s SkillSurfer for state and common-core aligned lessons, videos and interactive quizzes. Available 24/7.

Go to Homework HelpNow SkillSurfer

STEM

STEM Activities
A one-stop collection of free, at-home STEM activities from the Tulsa Regional STEM Alliance.

Explore.org
Watch live webcams worldwide of animals in their natural habits. Also features mini-documentaries on nature and conservation.

Tulsa Zoo School
Features weekly theme and online activities with new daily content Monday-Friday at 10 a.m.

National Geographic Kids

Wonderstruck by BBC America

Project Explorer
Features virtual field trip videos from around the world. For grades 3-12.

Science Time from Space
Features basic science concepts taught by astronauts on board the International Space Station.

The Concord Consortium
Interactive STEM activities for grades K-12.

AtoZ World Food
Contains traditional recipes for 174 countries of the world in all course categories: appetizers, soups, salads, breads, main courses, side dishes, desserts and beverages. This tool also covers food culture for 174 countries of the world in six categories: national cuisine, regional cuisine, daily meals, dining etiquette, special occasion foods and food trivia. For grades 6-12.

Art

Music

Chrome Music Lab
Explore music and its connections to math, science and art.

Math

Funbrain Math Zone
Free educational math games for grades pre-K through 8.

Topmarks
Features math learning games by age group (ages 3-5, 5-7, 7-11, 11-14).

Mobile Applications

Build a Reader App

Build A Reader App
Search “Tulsa City-County Library” in your App store.

Novel Effect
A voice-driven storytime app for kids and families.

Bedtime Math
This free app for iPhone/iPad or Android features a daily ministory with a fun math problem to solve. Available in English and Spanish.

SP: Dreamworks
This app gamifies reading in building-block, Minecraft-style challenges. Free with additional in-app purchases available.

Physical Activity

P.E. with Joe
Features YouTube daily online P.E. classes with Joe Wicks.

Virtual Summer Camp

AskUs

Mental Health and Self-Care Resources

Mental Health

Free, statewide virtual support groups for first responders, frontline workers, the general population and parents.
Mental Health Association of Oklahoma Virtual Support Groups

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Manage Anxiety and Stress
Taking Care of Your Emotional Health
Helping Children Cope with Emergencies
Emergency Responders: Tips for Taking Care of Yourself

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
FACT SHEET:
Taking Care of Your Behavioral Health During an Infectious Disease Outbreak 

American Psychological Association
Pandemics: General Resources

American Psychiatric Association
Coronavirus and Mental Health: Taking Care of Ourselves During Infectious Disease Outbreaks 

Institute of Disaster Mental Health
Managing Stress in Anxious Times 

Anxiety and Depression Association of America
Coronavirus Anxiety: Helpful Expert Tips and Resources 

National Alliance on Mental Illness
Coronavirus: Mental Health Coping Strategies 

Georgetown University
Mental Health Resources for Nurses

 

How to Work Remotely During the Coronavirus Lockdown

Adjusting to Remote Work During the Coronavirus Crisis

Crisis Resources

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
1.800.273.8255

Domestic Violence Intervention Services Tulsa
Information and crisis line: 918.743.5763

Youth Services of Tulsa (YST)
YST Safe Place/Emergency Shelter
TEXT: The word SAFE to 44357 
CALL: 918.582.0061  

The Trevor Project
1
.866.488.7386

Self-Care

Health Benefits of Having a Routine
(Northwestern Medicine)

Time Management: 10 Strategies for Better Time Management
(University of Georgia)

Staying Physically Active during the Coronavirus Pandemic
(American College of Sports Medicine)

Maintain a Healthy Lifestyle Amidst COVID-19 Outbreak
(American Heart Association)

Ways to Manage and Cope With Stress
(National Alliance on Mental Illness)

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