About Central Library
In 2016, the Central Library reopened following an award-winning $55 million renovation. The sprawling, beautiful space holds three stories of books, computer labs, a garden and more. Located at 5th St. and Denver Ave., this branch of the Tulsa City-County Library keeps Downtown Tulsa stocked with free and edifying resources.
On the first floor, Tulsans can register for library cards and check out up to 50 resources at a time. Visitors will find the children’s section easily accessible on the first floor. There children can engage with the colorful play area, sit for story time, and discover the world through books. The Central Library offers children’s summer reading programs and after-school homework help during the fall.
Study spaces offer quiet work areas with a view of Tulsa’s skyline on the second floor. Library card holders can also participate in free coding classes in the digital literacy lab. These classes familiarize students with skills needed for web design. Flight simulators and 3-D printers also provide visitors opportunities to interact with new technology.
The third floor houses the George Kaiser Family Foundation Oklahoma Room. This space holds local newspaper archives, books on Oklahoma history, and information about indigenous cultures. Visitors will find more computers and private study spaces on the third floor.
The library’s lower levels house work and event spaces including the children’s garden, where families can gather for movies, readings and more. The Tulsa City-County Library publishes a list of events each month. The calendar is available online and in print at every location.
Whether you join a book club or take advantage of the adult literacy courses, every Tulsan can make use of the Central Library’s various resources.
400 Civic Center Tulsa, OK 74103