TechCentral

Contact

Louis Stokes Wing
Lower Level
325 Superior Ave
Cleveland, Ohio 44114
216.623.2980
techcentral@cplorg.bigscoots-staging.com
Manager: Suzi Perez

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.

TechCentral Services

Computer and Internet Access at Main Library

Access one of nearly 30 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, Microsoft Office, 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 8 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. 

MakerSpace Mondays

Returns March 2023 – 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.

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. 

Local Resources for Your Creative Projects

The Cleveland Museum of Art’s Open Access Initiative provides digital access with minimal licensing restrictions to their renowned collection of Art and their collection’s information (metadata). The Open Access API enables you to interact with their art collection by programming code.

Through their Open Access Collection, you can download high-quality images of their art, interact and view 3D Models of the art , and download 3D Models through sketchlab.