TechCentral

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

About the Department

TechCentral is an innovative technology and learning center providing services to Main Library and all 27 branch locations. Located in the Lower Level of the Louis Stokes Wing of the Main Library, TechCentral offers a variety of computer and technology-related services.

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 collaborative work seating areas are available for teams and groups to work on projects. Wireless Internet access is available throughout the Main Library, and power outlets are conveniently located throughout TechCentral.

Cell Phone Charging Station

Lock and charge your Android or iPhone in our charging dock in the computer lab. The charging station has 10 locker bays and is open subject to availability.

Computer Instruction and One-on-One Assistance

TechCentral workers are available for one-on-one, in-person computer tutorials. Call (216) 623-2980 for more information. Please keep appointments to one hour.

MakerSpace

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.

Maker Mondays

Attend a guided, free one-hour workshop each Monday throughout the month to learn about the machines in our MakerSpace. Workshops begin at 11am, and no sign up is necessary.

  1. First Monday
    Laser Engraving Basics
  2. Second Monday
    3D Printing Basics
  3. Third Monday
    Printing and Cutting Vinyl Signs
  4. Fourth Monday
    Cutting and Pressing Vinyl T-Shirt Designs

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. Learn more about MakerLab Programs