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.
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.
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.
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, and RBdigital.
Listen to Audiobooks and Music - Listen to audiobooks and stream or download music from various resources, including CloudLibrary, Freegal, and OverDrive.
Watch Movies - Borrow movies and TV shows from Hoopla.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
Research Databases - Browse our collection of databases; several available remotely.
NewspaperArchive - Newspaper Archives from 1607-2020, 108+ Million Obituaries, Genealogy, Family History Records, and more. This resource is available remotely for a limited time.
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.
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!
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.
Build A Reader (ages 0-5)
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.
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.
Weekly online Storytime: Live via Facebook on Wednesdays at 10 a.m.
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.
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.
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.
A one-stop collection of free, at-home STEM activities from the Tulsa Regional STEM Alliance.
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.
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.
Draw Every Day with JJK
Features daily children’s drawing tutorial with author/illustrator Jarrett J. Krosoczka.
Chrome Music Lab
Explore music and its connections to math, science and art.
Build A Reader App
Search “Tulsa City-County Library” in your App store.
A voice-driven storytime app for kids and families.
This free app for iPhone/iPad or Android features a daily ministory with a fun math problem to solve. Available in English and Spanish.
This app gamifies reading in building-block, Minecraft-style challenges. Free with additional in-app purchases available.
P.E. with Joe
Features YouTube daily online P.E. classes with Joe Wicks.
Virtual Summer Camp
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)
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
Mental Health Resources for Nurses
Health Benefits of Having a Routine
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)