TechCentral

Louis Stokes Wing
Lower Level
325 Superior Ave
Cleveland, Ohio 44114
216.623.2980
techcentral@cpl.org
Manager: CJ Lynce

 

Computer and Internet Access at Main Library

Access one of nearly 90 computers in the TechCentral Computer Area  on the Lower Level of the Louis Stokes Wing of the Main Library. All computers are equipped with Microsoft Windows 7, Microsoft Office 2010, WinWay Resume Creator, and Rapid Typing Tutor. Adaptive Technology Stations equipped with Jaws, ZoomText, and Sorenson Video Relay service are also available.

Family and Group Workstations, as well as collaborate work seating areas are available for teams and groups to work on projects. Wireless Internet access is available throughout Main Library, with convenient power outlets located in TechCentral.

Computer Instruction and One-on-One Assistance. Computer Lab

Attend one of our free public computer classes held on a variety of computer and technology related topics.

3D Printing

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. See more information about 3D Printing

MakerLab Hands-on and Creative Programming

Learn how to create something new by attending one of our MakerLab series programs available at Main Library and throughout our branches. From learning how to 3D print or creating your own unique font, to making duct tape wallets or digital abstract art, MakerLabs are a great way to be creative and ‘make’ something new. See MakerLab Program Descriptions

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.

The TechCentral MakerSpace is a cutting-edge space equipped with industry standard technology and fabrication, equipment, and software, allowing you to turn your ideas into reality. 3D Printing and Scanning, Vinyl and Laser Fabrication, as well as Music, Audio, and Video production are all available in the MakerSpace. Learn more about the TechCentral MakerSpace.

TechToyBox

iPads and CPL myCloud laptops are now available to borrow with a swipe of your library card! A picture ID and your library card are all you need to borrow these devices for a 3-hour period to use anywhere within the library. Once the device is returned to the kiosk the information is wiped clean and recharged. Automated TechToyBoxes are available in TechCentral, Fleet and Lorain Branches. Patrons must be 18 or older to check out a device.

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Upcoming library events at Main Library

When: Saturday, December 10, 2016 - 3:15 PM - 4:45 PM
Where: Main Library at LSW - 2nd Floor - Conference D

Learn how to use Windows programs and files. Registration for December classes begins Monday, November 21st. To register, call 216.623.2980, or call or stop in at your local branch library.
When: Monday, December 12, 2016 - 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Main Library at LSW - Lower Level - TechCentral

Familiarize yourself the basics of designing, formatting, and running 3D prints.

Join the Cleveland Public Library and TechCentral on Monday mornings at 11:00 a.m. to learn how to use equipment in our MakerSpace at Main Library. Each week will feature a specific tool or process available to Makerspace users. Sign up for an account, and start making! Topics include laser engraving, 3D printing, vinyl sign-making, t-shirt pressing, and more! Call 216.623.2980 to learn more details.
When: Monday, December 12, 2016 - 11:15 AM - 12:45 PM
Where: Main Library at LSW - 2nd Floor - Conference D

Create tabs and bullets; format text and paragraphs. Registration for December classes begins Monday, November 21st. To register, call 216.623.2980, or call or stop in at your local branch.
When: Tuesday, December 13, 2016 - 3:15 PM - 4:45 PM
Where: Main Library at LSW - 2nd Floor - Conference D

Learn to format and change the appearance of data and your worksheets; use sorting & filtering and find & replace. Registration for December classes begins Monday, November 21st. To register, call 216.623.2980, or call or stop in at your local branch library.
When: Friday, December 16, 2016 - 11:15 AM - 12:45 PM
Where: Main Library at LSW - 2nd Floor - Conference D

Learn how to add graphics, transitions, and animations. Registration for December classes begins Monday, November 21st. To register, call 216.623.2980, or call or stop in at your local branch library.
When: Saturday, December 17, 2016 - 3:15 PM - 4:45 PM
Where: Main Library at LSW - 2nd Floor - Conference D

This is an introduction to the World Wide Web and using a Web browser to find information. Registration for December classes begins Monday, November 21st. To register, call 216.623.2980, or call or stop in at your local branch library.
When: Monday, December 19, 2016 - 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Main Library at LSW - Lower Level - TechCentral

Find out the creative possibilities of using a vinyl printer/cutter.

Join the Cleveland Public Library and TechCentral on Monday mornings at 11:00 a.m. to learn how to use equipment in our MakerSpace at Main Library. Each week will feature a specific tool or process available to Makerspace users. Sign up for an account, and start making! Topics include laser engraving, 3D printing, vinyl sign-making, t-shirt pressing, and more! Call 216.623.2980 to learn more details.
When: Monday, December 19, 2016 - 11:15 AM - 12:45 PM
Where: Main Library at LSW - 2nd Floor - Conference D

Create and edit tables. Add text, format and sort data. Registration for December classes begins Monday, November 21st. To register, call 216.623.2980, or call or stop in at your local branch.
When: Tuesday, December 20, 2016 - 3:15 PM - 4:45 PM
Where: Main Library at LSW - 2nd Floor - Conference D

Learn how to create calculations in your worksheet. Registration for December classes begins Monday, November 21st. To register, call 216.623.2980, or call or stop in at your local branch library.
When: Friday, December 23, 2016 - 11:15 AM - 12:45 PM
Where: Main Library at LSW - 2nd Floor - Conference D

This is an overview of the tools and elements in Publisher. Registration for December classes begins Monday, November 21st. To register, call 216.623.2980, or call or stop in at your local branch library.