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Using the Catalog

How do I import my lists from the Legacy catalog into the new catalog?

You can import your lists from the Legacy catalog. Here's how to do it.

1. Click the My TCCL tab at the top left corner of the page.
2. Log In to your account with your username (if you have one) or barcode (your library card number) and your password (which is the same one you used on the old site).
a. The first time you log into the new site, you will be prompted to create a username and answer a couple of account questions.
3. Once you are logged in, hover your mouse over the My TCCL tab. Under the column titled My Collections, click For Later. 
a. For Later is the new home for your saved titles, but you will need to import them from the Legacy Catalog.
4. In the middle of your screen, is a small gray box prompting the migration of your items. Click the red Import List Items button to bring up your saved titles and you’re done!

Making Your Lists/My Shelves Public or Not
Our new catalog includes many social media aspects. You have the option of making your reading/viewing/listening lists in My Shelves (Completed, In Progress and For Later) public.

By default, items on your Completed, For Later or In Progress shelves are public. You decide how much or how little of your shelves you’d like to share with others.

To exclude a title from public view, click the Add Details link to the right of the title to display the pull-down menu, and then click the Keep private checkbox. Private items have a small lock icon next to them.

Items you add to For Later are public by default. 

For more instruction and information about managing your privacy settings, visit http://help.bibliocommons.com/en-ca/040settings/005privacy_settings

How do I register for the catalog?

  • To log on to the new catalog the first time:
    • Use your library barcode number and the password you created for the previous catalog account.
    • The system will prompt you to create a username.  To protect your privacy, your username should not identify you or your address, as the username appears next to any comments you make in the library catalog.
    • The system will prompt you to enter the month and year of your birth.  Federal law prohibits minors age 13 and younger to participate in the social media features.
  • If you don’t have a password or don’t know your password, call the library’s AskUs Hotline at 918-549-7323 or inquire at a library convenient to you.
  • IMPORTANT!  If we have created a password for you, change that password by going to MY SETTINGS once you are logged on to secure your information.
  • The username you choose will have to be unique not only among TCCL customers, but among all Bibliocommons users everywhere. 
  • A “Forgot your password?” link is available in the event you forget your password.  An email with your password will be sent to the email address registered on your library account. 
  • Click on MY SETTINGS to correct or change your password, username or email address.
  • Make sure to click "Save" when changing your password or other personal information.

If you have ANY trouble with the log-in and registration process, please call us at 918-549-7323 or talk to a library staff member at your neighborhood library.

How do I manage my privacy?

Privacy is primarily managed through the “My Settings” link near the top right of the page.

Select the “Privacy” tab, and you can then choose to enable or disable the Recently Returned (Reading History) feature, as well as setting your shelves to be private (for your eyes only).

If you don’t make your shelves private, other people will be able to see them when they click on your username (which appears next to any comments, ratings, reviews, etc. that you make on BiblioCommons.

When creating lists of titles, you can also choose to make them private, so that only you can view them.

After you click, “Create a list,” you will get a box to fill out to describe your list.  The privacy option appears at the bottom of that box.

How do I create a password?

If you did not create a password on the old catalog system, you will need to create one now by visiting http://opac.tulsalibrary.org/patroninfo

To Create A Password:

  1. Enter your library card #
  2. Leave the Password field blank
  3. Click submit

On the next screen,

  1. Enter your library card # again
  2. Leave the Password field blank
  3. Type your password in the Create Password and Retype new Password fields.
  4. Click submit

Passwords MUST:

  • Be at least 6 characters
  • Contain letters AND numbers
  • Not contain repeating patterns such as aaa, abab, etc.
  • Not contain special characters

If you need assistance, please contact your local library or the AskUs hotline at 918.549.7323

Get a Library Card

How do I get a library card if I am a teacher or child-care leader?

Educational institution cards may be issued to teachers and child-care leaders from eligible institutions.  These include elementary, middle and high schools as well as day-care centers located in Tulsa County or within the city limits of Tulsa, Bixby, Broken Arrow, Collinsville, Glenpool, Jenks, Owasso, Sand Springs, Sperry and Skiatook. 

The card is issued in the name of the institution to allow for classroom use of library materials.  The teacher or child care leader is responsible for the material borrowed on the card. Multiple cards may be issued to a single institution with proper authorization.

This card is for classroom purposes only, not for personal use.  Teachers and child-care leaders must present verification of employment, valid photo identification, and proof of current mailing address to obtain the card.  Educational institution cards expire August 1 each year and may be renewed with updated verification of employment.

Print materials and CDs are checked out for 42 days but may not be renewed.  Videos, DVDs, and Blu-ray discs check out for 14 days and may be renewed 100 times for a checkout period totaling up to one year.  Fines are charged at the same rate as regular cards.  Librarians may impose item limits for high demand subject areas.

For questions regarding educational institution cards, please contact the AskUs Hotline at 918-549-READ (7323) or at askus@tulsalibrary.org.

How long is my library card valid and how do I renew it?

Library cards are typically valid for 2 years.

Library cards must be renewed in person. Photo identification and verification of local address are required. If your photo identification does not have your current address we will accept recently postmarked mail to the current address for verification. The library also provides a free postcard that can be mailed to the customer’s current residential address  to be used as verification. Other forms of address verification may be accepted. For further information please contact the Central Circulation Department at 918.549.7444.

How old does my child have to be to get a library card of his or her own?

Library cards are available for children of any age.

How do I get a library card if I do not live, go to school, work or pay property tax in Tulsa County?

Customers who live within the city limits of Bixby, Broken Arrow, Collinsville, Glenpool, Jenks, Owasso, Sand Springs, Skiatook , Sperry and Tulsa also qualify for a free library card.

Customers that do not  live in Tulsa County and do not meet the above criteria may pay $50.00 per year for full access to Tulsa-City County Library  services. The $50.00 fee covers all family members in the household. Please note that eBooks and downloadable audio books may not be checked out with this type of library card.

How do I get a library card?

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.

  • Customers wishing to receive a library card should fill out an application available at any Tulsa City-County Library location.
  • Adults are required to provide photo identification and verify current residential address.
  • Minors (17 and younger) may receive a card signed for by the parent or legal guardian or apply for a Unaccompanied Minor card to be mailed to the parent/legal guardians home address.

Additionally you may apply for a card online.

  • We will mail your new card to your home address.
  • After you receive your new card, 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

Managing Holds

How do I take advantage of the library's self-service options?

If you are ready to fully engage the library’s quick and easy self-service options, this guide is a great aid. Follow the link to learn how to check in, check out & renew items, access your account information and pay fines/fees at our new self-service stations.

http://guides.tulsalibrary.org/selfcheckinstructional

Managing Checkout

How do I take advantage of the library’s self-service options?

If you are ready to fully engage the library’s quick and easy self-service options, this guide is a great aid. Follow the link to learn how to check in, check out & renew items, access your account information and pay fines/fees at our new self-service stations.

Self-Check Instructionals

How do I import my lists from the Legacy catalog into the new catalog?

You can import your lists from the Legacy catalog. Here's how to do it.

1. Click the My TCCL tab at the top left corner of the page.
2. Log In to your account with your username (if you have one) or barcode (your library card number) and your password (which is the same one you used on the old site).
a. The first time you log into the new site, you will be prompted to create a username and answer a couple of account questions.
3. Once you are logged in, hover your mouse over the My TCCL tab. Under the column titled My Collections, click For Later. 
a. For Later is the new home for your saved titles, but you will need to import them from the Legacy Catalog.
4. In the middle of your screen, is a small gray box prompting the migration of your items. Click the red Import List Items button to bring up your saved titles and you’re done!

Making Your Lists/My Shelves Public or Not
Our new catalog includes many social media aspects. You have the option of making your reading/viewing/listening lists in My Shelves (Completed, In Progress and For Later) public.

By default, items on your Completed, For Later or In Progress shelves are public. You decide how much or how little of your shelves you’d like to share with others.

To exclude a title from public view, click the Add Details link to the right of the title to display the pull-down menu, and then click the Keep private checkbox. Private items have a small lock icon next to them.

Items you add to For Later are public by default. 

For more instruction and information about managing your privacy settings, visit http://help.bibliocommons.com/en-ca/040settings/005privacy_settings

How do I create a password?

If you did not create a password on the old catalog system, you will need to create one now by visiting http://opac.tulsalibrary.org/patroninfo

To Create A Password:

  1. Enter your library card #
  2. Leave the Password field blank
  3. Click submit

On the next screen,

  1. Enter your library card # again
  2. Leave the Password field blank
  3. Type your password in the Create Password and Retype new Password fields.
  4. Click submit

Passwords MUST:

  • Be at least 6 characters
  • Contain letters AND numbers
  • Not contain repeating patterns such as aaa, abab, etc.
  • Not contain special characters

If you need assistance, please contact your local library or the AskUs hotline at 918.549.7323

How many books and other materials can I check out?

Item limits by type are as follows (for most card types)

  • Books — 50 items
  • Video/DVD — 15 items
  • CDs — 10 items

The total number of items checked out may not exceed 50 items

What if I lose something or return it late?

Fines for books, audiobooks, music CDs, DVDs, videos, and Blu-ray discs are $.10 per item per day with a maximum of $2 per item.  Children’s, tween, and teen books and media do not accrue fines. 

Standard replacement costs are as follows:

  • Audiobooks on cassette or CD - $21.00
  • Audiobooks on Playaway - $65.00
  • Circulating books - $21.00
  • Circulating children’s books - $17.00
  • Mass market paperbacks - $7.00
  • CD ROMs - $30.00
  • Videos, DVDs, or Blu-ray discs - $25.00

Actual replacement costs may vary.  Items that are returned missing replaceable pieces, such as DVD or CD cases or  spine labels, may be charged a $5 damaged item processing fee.

How can I keep track of everything I have checked out, or everything my kids have checked out?

You may register to receive notices via Library Elf. This service is free.

Can I return materials after the library closes?

Night drops are available at all branch libraries with the exception of the Genealogy Center.

Can I return materials to any Tulsa-City County Library?

You may return borrowed materials to any Tulsa City-County Library location with the exception of the Genealogy Center.

How long can I keep my items?

Books, audiobooks, music CDs, DVDs, videos, and Blu-ray discs have a checkout period of 14 days.  These items may all be renewed up to 100 times for a checkout period totaling one year.

Note that some cards and materials have additional restrictions.

Renewing Items

How do I take advantage of the library’s self-service options?

If you are ready to fully engage the library’s quick and easy self-service options, this guide is a great aid. Follow the link to learn how to check in, check out & renew items, access your account information and pay fines/fees at our new self-service stations.

Self-Check Instructionals

How do I create a password?

If you did not create a password on the old catalog system, you will need to create one now by visiting http://opac.tulsalibrary.org/patroninfo

To Create A Password:

  1. Enter your library card #
  2. Leave the Password field blank
  3. Click submit

On the next screen,

  1. Enter your library card # again
  2. Leave the Password field blank
  3. Type your password in the Create Password and Retype new Password fields.
  4. Click submit

Passwords MUST:

  • Be at least 6 characters
  • Contain letters AND numbers
  • Not contain repeating patterns such as aaa, abab, etc.
  • Not contain special characters

If you need assistance, please contact your local library or the AskUs hotline at 918.549.7323

How many times can I renew items?

Items that are renewable may be renewed up to 100 times with a checkout period totaling up to one year.  If you attempt to renew an item that has reached the renewal limit, that been reserved by another customer, or whose loan policies do not allow renewal, a message will appear informing you which titles were not renewed and why. 

How long is the renewal period?

Most items renew for 14 days.  The new due date will be 14 days from the date it is renewed.

Why can I sometimes not renew items?

There are certain circumstances that will prevent an item form being renewed:

  • There are outstanding fines on your card greater than $10.00
  • The material is long overdue
  • Your card (registration) has expired
  • There is a request for the item by another library customer.

Renewal dates are from the date renewed-not the date the material is due.