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, including:
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.
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.
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.