Additional Programs & Services

Business Center

Business Center

The Business Center brings together an assortment of working tools and learning opportunities for our community’s business customers at no charge for library card holders. Our resources include a variety of databases for market and industry research, tools for business planning, legal guides for business, and more.

The Business Center is located in the Central Library Research Center, and is open during regular library hours. Most resources are available online anytime through the library’s website from home or office. 

Food & Gardening

Food & Gardening

Tulsa Food Guide is an introduction to resources for healthful and interesting eating in the Tulsa area.  Here you will find vegetarian restaurants, Farmers' Markets, food assistance, and much more.

Seed Library

Seed Library

You check out seeds (up to five packets) and grow your garden. Save seed from the best plants and return it to the library for others.

All of our seeds are open-pollinated and most are heirloom.  We strive to foster locally adapted varieties and by saving seeds you make them even more locally adapted.  Seed saving does take a little bit of know how but we try to make it simple for you.  Seeds are ranked by ease of seed-saving and we have lots of tips, links, and books for you to learn more.

You can browse the collections at nine locations or look at our online catalog.

Language Learning

Language Learning

Use your Tulsa City-County Library card to access Mango Languages.

Mango is an online language-learning system that can help you learn by listening to native speakers and engaging in the interactive lessons offered through this user-friendly language instruction tool.

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, voice and art lessons; and access practice exams and study guides to achieve your educational and career goals.

Nonprofit Resource Center

Nonprofit Resource Center

The Nonprofit Resource Center at Tulsa City-County Library provides visitors with free public access to the tools needed to form a nonprofit organization, search funding opportunities, write grant proposals, and learn about the world of philanthropy. 

The Nonprofit Resource Center is located at the Central Library. The collection includes reference materials, circulating books, periodicals, and access to databases such as Foundation Directory Online. The Nonprofit Resource Center is open and available to the public during regular library hours.

Your Next Great Read

Your Next Great Read

Looking for your next great read?  Let us help!  Simply click on and fill out one of the surveys 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.

Tulsa Organizations and Services

Digital Literacy Lab

Digital Literacy Lab

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.

Tulsa City-County Library Award Programs

American Indian Writers Award

American Indian Writers Award

The award recognizes the written contributions of outstanding American Indian authors, poets, journalists, film and stage scriptwriters.

Anne V. Zarrow Award for Young Readers’ Literature

Anne V. Zarrow Award for Young Readers’ Literature

The award recognizes nationally acclaimed authors who have made a significant contribution to the field of literature for children and young adults.

Books to Treasure

Books to Treasure

This program is a special partnership between the Tulsa City-County Library and all Tulsa County elementary schools aimed at celebrating the beauty and power of children’s literature.

Circle of Honor

Circle of Honor

The Circle of Honor ceremony honors an American Indian for their achievements and contributions that have enriched the lives of others.  Induction into the Circle of Honor is a celebration of the honoree’s actions in the face of adversity, commitment to the preservation of American Indian culture and legacy for future generations.

Marcus R. Tower Service Award

Marcus R. Tower Service Award

The award recognizes and shows appreciation to a Tulsa County resident who has made a notable contribution to enhance the quality of library service for the Tulsa City-County Library.

Peggy V. Helmerich Distinguished Author Award

Peggy V. Helmerich Distinguished Author Award

The award recognizes internationally acclaimed authors who have written a distinguished body of work and made a major contribution to the field of literature and letters.

Sankofa Freedom Award

Sankofa Freedom Award

The award recognizes a nationally prominent author whose life’s work positively addresses the range and complexity of cultural, economic and political issues affecting the greater African-American community.