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Start here to learn about all the things TCCL has to offer. Browse our website for even more information on everything available to TCCL customers. Have a question about anything listed here? AskUs!

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Physical materials  

Check out books, audiobooks, CDs, movies and more.

Items can be checked out from and returned to any TCCL location.

TCCL is fine free, which means no fees on overdue items. Damaged or lost items are charged to the cardholder’s account.

Items typically check out for 14 days and renew automatically unless they are on hold. To renew items manually, place holds or pay fines, click on My TCCL in the upper right corner of the website, visit us in person or call 918-549-7323.

Checkout limits are as follows:

  • Books and Audiobooks: 75 items
  • Movies and Music CDs: 20 items
  • Some cards have special limits; ask a staff member for more information.

Find answers to frequently asked questions in the Managing Your Account section of our website. 

Go to Managing Your Account

Digital materials  

Use your TCCL card to borrow e-books, audiobooks, comics, e-magazines, e-newspapers, music and movies from anywhere on any device with internet access.

Various checkout limits apply for each service.

Browse services available at TCCL for digital materials in the Digital Collections section of our website.

Go to Digital Collections

Reading resources 

Find a reading list, get personalized reading suggestions, join a book club and browse resources for book lovers.

Browse options in the Reading Resources section of our website.

Go to Reading Resources

TCCL events

services for all

Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi is available during business hours in all TCCL locations and from 9 a.m.-9 p.m. in all TCCL parking lots, excluding the Central Library parking lot.

Find more information under Tech Services in the Using the Library section of our website.

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Events for all ages

TCCL staff plan hundreds of events each month that are free and open to the public. Browse events for adults, teens, children and all ages. You can search for events by title or date and filter by location, age group and event type. Some events require registration. Register online or contact us for help registering. 

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TCCL produces a digital and printed my library guide each month with highlighted resources, services and events. Pick up a printed copy at any TCCL location or visit www.TulsaLibrary.org/mylibrary.

Go to My Library

Supplies

Need supplies? Purchase headphones, flash drives and tote bags at any TCCL location.

Ask at any TCCL location or contact us for more information about items for sale. 

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Copy, print, fax and scan

A Business Center is available at all TCCL locations to copy, fax, print and scan. 

MAKE COPIES of your documents. Copies cost 10 cents per page for black and white and 25 cents per page for color.

PRINT from any TCCL computer or wirelessly from your device. Prints cost 10 cents per page for black and white and 25 cents per page for color. Find more information under Wireless Printing in the Using the Library section of our website.

SEND A FAX for 50 cents per page.

SCAN for free to an email address or a USB drive. USB drives are available to purchase for $8.

Ask at any TCCL location or contact us for more information about these services. 

Use public computers

All TCCL locations offer public computers. Use your library card to sign in for a session with access to a variety of software like Microsoft Office in addition to all library online resources.

Find more information under Public Access Computers in the Using the Library section of our website.

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Reserve a meeting room

TCCL offers a variety of meeting and study room spaces in various library locations across Tulsa County available for customer use. Read policy information and reserve a space in the Meeting Rooms section of our website.

Go to Meeting Rooms

Rental options for celebrations, corporate events, meetings and conferences are also available at Central Library. Some restrictions apply. Visit the Venues at Central Library section of our website to see available spaces and book an event.

Go to Venues at Central Library

Use a 3D printer

Visit Hardesty Regional Library, Martin Regional Library, Rudisill Regional Library, Zarrow Regional Library or the Maker Space at Central Library to see a 3D printer in action. Submit objects for us to create for you or attend an orientation and start 3D printing on your own. For more information browse our 3D Printing Resource Guide. Submit 3D printing requests on our Online Request to Print form link below.

Go to 3D Printing Resource Guide

Go to Online Request to Print

Get one-to-one help

Schedule a 30- to 60-minute session with TCCL staff.

Book a Librarian

Book a Librarian at any TCCL location for one-to-one, in-person help with various topics related to using the library’s resources.

  • Learn how to access and load resources onto your device from the digital collection, including e-books, movies, music, audiobooks, e-magazines and e-newspapers.
  • Get help exploring the website and library app to create or access your account for placing holds and more.
  • Learn about other services and resources the library offers to help you with any topic or project, including reading resources, career help, homework help and personal development.
  • Appointments are made on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Ask at any TCCL location or contact us to schedule an appointment or for more information.

Book a Research Librarian

Book a Research Librarian for one-to-one, virtual help with in-depth research topics or help with resources. This service is great for:

  • Students who need resources for a school assignment
  • Entrepreneurs conducting research for their business
  • Nonprofit professionals looking for potential funders
  • Oklahoma history research
  • Job seekers who need to update their résumé
  • Anyone seeking in-depth information on a specific topic

You must have an active TCCL library card to schedule an appointment. Visit the Book a Research Librarian section of our website for more information and to schedule an appointment.

Go to Book a Research Librarian

Access online resources

Access online resources from home and/or the library by using your TCCL card with any device with an internet connection or a library computer. Over 100 online portals on various topics are available to cardholders, including these resources below.

JobNow

  • Live interview coaching, a résumé lab, career resources, and an Adult Learning Center with career-enhancing skills and GED and citizenship test preparation.
  • For grades10-12 and adults
  • Access from home, school, work or the library

Homework HelpNow

  • Live online homework help, skills building, writing assistance and a Study Suite containing powerful assessment and learning tools. Students can also form study groups to work on class projects.
  • For grades K-12 and adults
  • Access from home, school, work or the library
  • Visit TCCL Online Learning for a video on how to use this service.

LinkedIn Learning

  • Get professional online video training to improve your business, project management, software, technology and creative skills. Choose from thousands of online courses to learn in-demand skills from real-world industry experts. Get started with your library card.
  • For grade 12 and adults
  • Access from home, school, work or the library
  • Visit TCCL Online Learning for a video on how to use this service.

Mango Languages

  • Choose from dozens of languages and learn by listening to native speakers and engaging in the interactive lessons offered through this user-friendly language instruction tool. Choose from more than 60 languages.
  • For grades 6-12 and adults
  • Access from home, school, work or the library
  • Visit TCCL Online Learning for a video on how to use this service.

ArtistWorks for Libraries

  • Access world-class music, voice and art instruction through self-paced video lessons taught by highly accomplished and Grammy Award-winning music and art professionals.
  • ArtistWorks authenticates directly through the Libby by Overdrive app. For the best user experience it is recommended that you log in via the Libby by Overdrive app or through Libbyapp.com
  • For grades 6-12 and adults
  • Access from home, school, work or the library
  • Visit TCCL Online Learning for a video on how to use this service.

Ancestry Library Edition

  • Ancestry Library Edition genealogy research tool has access to more than one billion names in primary-source document images, detailed color maps and other genealogical research resources.
  • For grades 8-12 and adults
  • Access from the library

Browse all online resources in the alphabetical list available on the Research Databases section of our website. For in-depth, one-to-one help with one of these online resources, schedule a virtual Book a Research Librarian appointment. 

Go to Research Databases

TCCL events

specialized spaces: genealogical & cultural centers

African American Resource Center 

Current and comprehensive resource materials and professional reference materials on the culture and history of African Americans. 

Located at Rudisill Regional Library

Go to African American Resource Center

American Indian Resource Center 

Cultural, educational and informational resources, activities and services honoring American Indian heritage.

Located at Zarrow Regional Library

Go to American Indian Resource Center

Hispanic Resource Center 

Learn about the distinct cultures and histories of Latin America that exist around the world. In addition, research and access Spanish language programs, educational databases and community resources.

Located at Martin Regional Library

Go to Hispanic Resource Center

Genealogy Resource Center 

One of the largest genealogy collections in Oklahoma. Browse online resources or visit the center for physical materials. 

Located at Hardesty Regional Library

Go to Genealogy Resource Center

specialized spaces: Central Library

Renee F. Neuwald Trust Maker Space

Located within the downtown Central Library, the Renee F. Neuwald Trust Maker Space is a hands-on, creator-focused working space for the people of Tulsa County with screen and 3D printing, laser engraving, a CNC router, an audio lab and other tools. The Maker Space provides our visitors a place to work on their next great idea, develop a new skill, or learn a new hobby in a supportive environment. 

A TCCL card and orientation are required to use the space.

Go to Renee Neuwald Trust Maker Space

AEP Foundation Digital Literacy Lab

The American Electric Power/Public Service Company of Oklahoma 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 weekly for the Digital Literacy Lab, along with special programs and classes throughout the year geared towards all ages.

A TCCL card and orientation are required to use the space.

Go to AEP Foundation Digital Literacy Lab

Research Center

Conduct free specialized research using reference materials, books, databases and more in person or online.

Resources on local history are available in the Oklahoma Room as well as additional resources for business, nonprofit and career development.

Go to Research Center

Telehealth at TCCL

Unable to travel to a doctor? Don’t have the ability to conduct virtual appointments at home? The telehealth booth at Central Library can help connect you with a physician remotely.

For more information or to book the Telehealth booth, visit the Telehealth at TCCL section of our website.

Go to Telehealth at TCCL

specialized services

Literacy, Outreach and Volunteer Services

Serve. Learn. Inspire. Literacy, Outreach and Volunteer Services (LOVS) of Tulsa City-County Library provides programs and services to a diverse group of customers throughout Tulsa County. 

The Ruth G. Hardman Adult Literacy Service promotes literacy through adult basic and English language instruction. Literacy specialists and resources are available to students and adult literacy tutors. 

Outreach Services provides library services to those who are physically, geographically, or economically unable to visit the library. Services are provided through several different programs, including the Bookmobile, the Reading Roadshow, and Homebound Delivery. The Outreach team also represents the Tulsa City-County Library system, at community events across Tulsa County. 

The Volunteer Services Office of Tulsa City-County Library places volunteers in library departments and locations throughout the county. Proud to be a certifying organization for the President's Volunteer Service Award, this department works with volunteers to find meaningful ways to serve the library and their community. 

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Children's and teen services

Explore programs, resources, literacy tools and reading recommendations for children and teens.

Go to the Kids section

Go to the Teen section

TCCL events

manage your TCCL card

Track your account: Library E.L.F.

Track yours or your family’s library items and requests on one account through email or text alerts. 

Go to Library E.L.F.

Track your account: Library text alerts

Receive and send text messages to track library items and requests. Texts are available in English & Spanish, and multiple accounts can be tracked from one phone number.

Go to Library Text Alerts

Reset your password

To reset your library card password, log in at https://tccl.bibliocommons.com/user/login or click the link below.

Go to Reset My Password

stay connected

TCCL apps

Connect easily with TCCL using TulsaLibrary and Build A Reader apps. More information can be found on the Library Apps section of our website.

Go to Library Apps

quick links

Get a library card!

If you live, work or go to school in Tulsa County, you are eligible for a free TCCL library card. New online applicants will get a temporary card number for instant access to online library services, while your information is being verified. Once verified, you will receive your full-service library card in the mail that will allow you to check out library materials, reserve meeting rooms and use library computers.

Get a free TCCL library card!

Have a question? AskUs!

We have a team of staff available during regular library business hours who will answer any question you send our way. You can call, text, email or send your question through our online portal. Your question doesn’t even have to be library related! Need directions to a store across town or the phone number of your nearest pharmacy? Just ask us. 

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How'd we do?

Let us know about your library experience. Fill out the form electronically or visit any TCCL location for a paper form.

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