The library has resources to meet your research needs. Find local history information in newspapers, maps, photos, directories and books from our Tulsa and Oklahoma history collections. Use our business database tools to create business plans, access company data and conduct market research. Get information for school projects, reports and research papers. Visit the Research Center on the third floor at the Central Library (Fifth Street and Denver Avenue) or access the resources remotely right here.
Cultural Resource Centers
Located at the Rudisill Regional Library, the purpose of the African-American Resource Center is to collect, preserve and provide access to resources honoring and documenting the experiences of people of African descent. The center is devoted to providing the community with current, comprehensive resource materials and professional reference materials on the culture and history of African-Americans.
Located at the Zarrow Regional Library, the American Indian Resource Center (AIRC) is one of only two centers in public libraries across the nation that provides cultural, educational and informational resources, activities and services highlighting the American Indian culture. The AIRC, which began in 2003, provides access to more than 4,000 books, periodicals and media for adults and children by and about American Indians, including historical and rare materials, new releases, films and music with a focus on native languages.
The Hispanic Resource Center is located at the Martin Regional Library, and includes books, resources and programs in English and Spanish. Learn about Hispanic culture, history, current issues and travel; attend free workshops, presentations by guest speakers, art exhibits, educational programs and entertainment; and utilize resources to help you learn English or Spanish.
Centro Hispano está ubicado en la Biblioteca Regional Martin e incluye recursos de libros y programas en inglés y español. Aprende sobre la cultura hispana, la historia, los problemas actuales y los viajes; asistir a talleres gratuitos, oradores invitados, exhibiciones de arte, programas educativos y entretenimiento; y utilice recursos para ayudarlo a aprender inglés o español.
Genealogy Resource Center
The Genealogy Center of the Tulsa City-County Library is one of the largest genealogy collections in Oklahoma. Along with a large collection of resources on Tulsa County and Oklahoma, the center offers a comprehensive collection on many other states, primarily those that follow the migration pattern of families who came to Oklahoma and the Midwest. Books, microfilm, microfiche, maps, magazines and journals, and online subscription databases offer family historians access to both traditional resources as well as online digitized records. The center is an Affiliate Library with the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah, allowing researchers access to online digitized records.
Nonprofit Resource Center
As a Funding Information Network partner of the Foundation Center, the Nonprofit Resource Center at TCCL 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.
Thousands of maps, including aerial, geological, historical Tulsa and Oklahoma, as well as topographic, are available through the Research Center at Central Library.