About the Department
TechCentral is an innovative technology and learning center located in the Lower Level of the Louis Stokes Wing of the Main Library. TechCentral offers a variety of computer and technology related services, including:
- Computer and Internet access including Windows, Mac, and Linux PCs
- Microsoft Office products including Office 2010
- Adaptive technology stations
- Computer instructional classes
- Copying, printing, scanning, and faxing services (fees)
- Wireless Internet access with convenient power outlets
- Family and collaborative work areas
Other key features of TechCentral include:
Computer Instruction and Computer Lab
Attend one of our free public computer classes held on a variety of computer and technology related topics. When not being used for classes or events, the TechCentral Computer Lab on the second floor may be reserved for personal or group use by calling 216-623-2980.
Computer Instruction in our Branch Libraries
Computer access, electronic resources, and one-on-one instructional sessions are also available at our branch libraries. Call 216-623-2800 for referrals or contact your local branch library directly for more information. Contact information for branches can be found on our Branch Locations page.
This innovative new technology allows users to create objects in three dimensions using a plastic ‘ink’. Create a 3D model using special software and bring your ideas into reality.
MyCloud Personalized Computing Experience
MyCloud allows users to have a personalized computing experience that stays with them each time they visit the library. Checkout a MyCloud devices and access your personalized desktop anywhere in the library. Call TechCentral at 216-623-2980 for details on how to checkout a MyCloud device.
Experience some of the latest technology gadgets and get hands-on with devices like the iPad 3, Kindle Fire, Kindle Touch, NOOK Color, or Samsung Galaxy Tablet. Borrow one of the devices to take home for one week and learn about the device on your time.
Flexible Learning Space & SMART Board
An open learning space complete with an interactive SMART Board provides a flexible learning space that can be used in a variety of different and innovative ways. Attend one of our ‘impromptu classes’, Check-out-a-Trainer for one-on-one assistance, or work collaboratively with a small group. Contact TechCentral at 216-623-2980 for details on upcoming sessions or for more information on the flexible learning space.