Downtown Library
300 Park Ave.
OKC, OK 73102
(405) 231-8650

Monday - Thursday 9am - 9pm
Friday 9am - 6pm
Saturday 9am - 5pm
Sunday 1pm - 6pm

About Downtown Library

The four-story Ronald J. Norick Downtown Library is located west of I-235 and 2 blocks north of I-40 in the heart of downtown Oklahoma City. The Downtown Library of the Metropolitan Library System replaced both a downtown Carnegie Library constructed in 1900 and a library which replaced it in 1954. The RJN Downtown Library opened to the public on August 17, 2004 and was built as a project of MAPS, a local tax initiative. The overall building is approximately 114,130 square feet. The facility includes classrooms, study rooms, conference rooms, a children’s program room, the Route 66 Computer Lab, 46th Star Auditorium and Friends Event Room and is home to the OKC Downtown College and the Oklahoma City Literacy Council. With its innovative children's area, expanded book collection, and high speed Internet access, this state-of-the-art library is a great place for Oklahoma County families.

Parking Map for Areas Around Downtown Library

Downtown's:

Programs

  • Annual summer reading program
  • Computer classes
  • Informational and cultural programs for adults
  • Neighborhood Arts performances during June and July
  • Special programs for elementary school children
  • Storytimes and other Preschool Programs

Services

  • Copy machines
  • Meeting rooms for public use, reservations required
  • Multi-use computers
  • Internet access for the public
  • Reference assistance provided by a professional staff
  • Tours and instruction in use of library resources
  • Free Wireless Internet

Collection

  • Approximately 170,000 fiction and nonfiction items for adults and children including hardback and paperback books, magazines, newspapers, audios, and DVDs
  • Computer access to the library system's collection of 1,000,000 items and databases
  • Genealogy Collection
  • Government publications, including U.S. code & census data
  • Holocaust Collection
  • Materials via interlibrary loan
  • Microfilm collection of magazines, newspapers and other periodicals as well as U.S. Censuses.
  • Reference materials for in-library use
  • Vertical files

Oklahoma Collection

  • The Oklahoma Collection is housed in the Oklahoma Room located on the second floor of the library, this collection of books and other materials is by or about Oklahoma and Oklahomans. Some of the works predate statehood.
  • The hours are Mon - Thurs 1:30 to 4:30 pm.
  • Other hours by appointment only. Please call 405-606-3872.

Oklahoma Resources

  • Historical Oklahoma City directories & telephone books
  • Daily Oklahoman Microfilm: set of microfilm extends backward in time to the newspaper's inception.

Hemingway Cafe

300 Park Avenue • (405) 605-0540
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Mon - Fri  7am - 5pm
Espresso, gourmet coffees/tea, fresh juice fusions, smoothies, breakfast sandwiches, soup, sandwiches, salads, paninis and pasta.

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