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Programs & Events

Books Sandwiched In - Fall 2018

Grab your lunch and join us as we talk about a variety of interesting books during this lunchtime series. Books Sandwiched In sessions will be Mondays at 12:10-12:50pm in Aaronson Auditorium at the Central Library (5th & Denver)

Upcoming sessions:

November 19th - Nomadland by Jessica Bruder, reviewed by Travis Lowe, sociology professor at University of Tulsa.

November 26th - A Hilary Mantel sampler, reviewed by Adrian Alexander, dean of the University of Tulsa's McFarlin Library.

Books Sandwiched In

Writers Club: NaNoWriMo Write-in

It's National Novel Writing Month, so come write at the library! Whether you need a change of scene or want to be surrounded by the support of fellow writers pushing through November's marathon writing goal, this is the place for you. The Write-In sessions will be every Monday in November, 6:00-8:00pm at the Hardesty Library (8316 E 93rd St).

Hilary Mantel - 2018 Distinguished Author Award Winner

Dame Hilary Mantel, a British writer whose works include drama, historical fiction, nonfiction, poetry and short stories, is the winner of the 2018 Peggy V. Helmerich Distinguished Author Award. One of England’s greatest living novelists, Mantel is the two-time winner of the Man Booker Prize for her best-selling novels, Wolf Hall (2009), and its sequel, Bring Up the Bodies (2012) – an unprecedented achievement. The Man Booker Committee praised the series as “one of the greatest achievements of modern literature.” The Royal Shakespeare Company adapted Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies for the stage to colossal critical acclaim and a BBC/Masterpiece six-part adaptation of the novels was broadcasted in 2015. Mantel currently is working on the third novel in the Thomas Cromwell trilogy, The Mirror and the Light, to be published most likely in 2019.

The Peggy V. Helmerich Distinguished Author Award is an annual award given by the Tulsa Library Trust and Tulsa City-County Library. Its purpose is to give formal recognition, on behalf of the Tulsa County community, to internationally acclaimed authors who have written a distinguished body of work and made a major contribution to the field of literature and letters. The award consists of a $40,000 cash prize and an engraved crystal book.

The Award will be presented to Mantel at a black tie gala on Friday, December 7th, 6:30pm. For information about tickets, call 918-549-7323. Mantel will also give a free public presentation on Saturday, December 8th at 10:30am. Both of these events will be at the Central Library (5th & Denver Ave.)

Hilary Mantel


Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma: The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood

Let's Talk About It, Oklahoma: The Great American Read invites Oklahoma libraries and other nonprofits to take a deeper look into selected titles from The Great American Read's top 100 titles.

Dig deeper into the 1985 classic dystopian novel "The Handmaid’s Tale" by Margaret Atwood. Trisha Yarbrough, Oklahoma Humanities visiting scholar, will present a humanities-based lecture on the text, followed by a lively discussion on the book’s implications and connection to our lives. Books are available at Central Library. Contact Becky Leedy at with any questions! This event is made possible by Oklahoma Humanities and the Oklahoma Department of Libraries through a partnership with PBS and OETA. Books for the program are provided by Friends of Libraries in Oklahoma and Friends of the Oklahoma Center for the Book.

The program will be Wednesday, December 19th, 5:30-7:00pm at the Central Library (5th & Denver Ave)

Handmaid's Tale


BookSmart Tulsa Events

Looking for more upcoming author events? See what BookSmart Tulsa has lined up!


Borrowing Outside TCCL


Mobius is a regional consortium of libraries that share material and TCCL is now a member of Mobius.

 Mobius items are:

  • Free – There is no cost to you!
  • Fast – Get your books in a few days!
  • Easy- Like placing a regular hold!

If an item you’re looking for is not available in the Tulsa City-County Library catalog, try MOBIUS.  A click on the MOBIUS button will automatically begin the search for your item in the MOBIUS catalog. 

Find your item in MOBIUS?  By following these three quick steps:

  1. Click the request button,
  2. Choose TCCL and then your local branch for pickup
  3. Enter your username and pin

You have placed a hold on the item as if you were placing a hold for an item in our catalog and you can track the hold in your account.

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If your item is not found in the or Mobius catalogs, you can also search Prospector. A click on the Prospector button (located within the Mobius catalog) will continue the search for your specific item in the Prospector catalog.

Find your item in Prospector?  By following these three quick steps:

  1. Click the request button,
  2. Choose TCCL and then your local branch for pickup
  3. Enter your username and pin

You have placed a hold on the item as if you were placing a hold for an item in our catalog and you can track the hold in your account.


ArticleReach Direct

ArticleReach Direct is a global consortium of academic and public libraries that share journal articles between the members.

If you have found an article you want and TCCL does not have it digitally or in print, you can try ArticleReach.

Just follow these steps to request an article:

  1. Identify an article that you want to request.  Record as much information as possible about the article, including article title, journal title, date of publication, page numbers, ISSN.
  2. Click the ArticleReach Direct Request Form link found on the Borrow from Outside TCCL webpage.
  3. On the next screen, enter your first and last name, and your complete library card number, click Submit.
  4. Fill out the article request form with all available information about the article and click Submit.  (Requests with minimal information may not be filled.)
  5. You will be notified by email when the article is available.  A link within the email will provide access to the article.  If no library can fill the request, you will be notified by email that the request was cancelled and a reason will be included in the message.

Learn more here –

ArticleReach Direct FAQ


TCCL Book Services

Suggest A Title

Don't see something in our collection?  You can suggest titles for your library to buy here.

Go to Suggest a Title

Library Text Alerts

With library text alerts you can receive text messages when

  • items you requested are ready for pickup
  • items you have checked out are due soon
  • items you have checked out are overdue

Go to Library Text Alerts

Library ELF

Library E.L.F. will:

  • Track your library items and requests.
  • Help you avoid overdue fines and missed requests.
  • Send you courtesy notices (via text, email or RSS) before your items are due.
  • Remind you when your requests are ready for pickup or items are due.
  • If you wish, consolidate all of your family’s library cards into one E.L.F. account.

Go to Library ELF

Legacy Catalog

If you had an account on our previous catalog system, you can still access it by visiting our legacy catalog.

Go to Legacy Catalog