Attention:

The Village Library parking lot is currently under construction. The library is open for business and curbside pickup is available all day.

The Ralph Ellison Library is open reduced hours for Grab & Go service! We are open Mon-Sat from 9a-5p and Sun 1p-6p.

Bethany Construction

In the early 1960's, the residents of Bethany chose to build an 8,400 SF Library. Over the past 50 years, many people have passed through its doors, and it has played a significant role in the lives of many of Bethany’s residents. With all its use and the changes in library services, Bethany once again is looking to the future.

Soon, a new Bethany Library will be built. After seeking input from the Bethany community and evaluation by the architectural team, the current library's location near City Hall, the YMCA and the park still make it the perfect location for a new library. In order to make room for a new 23,000 SF library on the same site, the Library will be temporarily relocating to the Deville Shopping Center at 7941 NW 23, Bethany, OK 73008 - the corner of NW 23rd and Council Road.

The new Library, designed by Dewberry Architects, has been planned to include:

  • a large, subdividable meeting room with kitchenette
  • a conference room
  • media lab/makerspace
  • dedicated children’s area as well as teen area
  • children’s program room and porch
  • study rooms
  • a quiet reading room with porch

The spacious interior will introduce natural light for reader comfort, and will more than double the current number of seats and computer stations available. The new Library includes a drive-up book return and will increase the total number of parking spaces to meet day-to-day demand. The City also plans to improve the aesthetics of the nearby retention pond, make improvements to the park and introduce a walking trail.

 

Bethany Construction: Photos

Bethany Library exterior renovation
Bethany Library interior renovation
Bethany Library interior renovation
Bethany Library exterior renovation

Bethany Construction Cam

 

Bethany Library Construction Updates

New Bethany Library to Open in November

OKLAHOMA CITY– The new state-of-the-art Bethany Library is set to open in November. The 23,000-square-foot library is much more than simply a new building – it offers a new library experience.

The new Bethany Library, on 6700 NW 35, will open on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019 at 10 a.m., and i...