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Ronald J. Norick Downtown Library

Downtown Library

Contact Information

300 Park Avenue

Oklahoma City, OK

73102

Phone: (405) 231-8650

About Ronald J. Norick Downtown Library 

The four-story Ronald J. Norick Downtown Library is located in the Arts District of downtown Oklahoma City. Library service in downtown OKC first began in 1901 when the Carnegie Library opened at NW 3rd and Robinson Ave. In 1954, the new Main Library was dedicated at Dean A. McGee Ave and Robinson Ave. On December 14, 1993, Oklahoma City voters approved a five-year, one-cent increase in the city's sales tax to fund nine building projects for the downtown area (called MAPS) which including a technologically adaptable Downtown Library/Learning Center. The RJN Downtown Library opened to the public on August 17, 2004. The building is 114,130 square feet and includes classrooms, study rooms, conference rooms, a children’s program room, the Route 66 Computer Lab, 46th Star Auditorium, and Friends Event Room. This state-of-the-art library is a great place for Oklahoma County families.

Book drop locations: Walk-up returns on the west and north sides of the building.

Services

    Technology

    • Public use computers with 60-minute internet access and printing capabilities
    • An express computer with 15-minute internet access and printing capabilities
    • Mobile and offsite printing
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Color copy machine with free outbound faxing (to U.S. numbers only) and scanning capability

    Collection

    • Self-serve holds shelf and self-check machines
    • Catalog computers dedicated to searching the library's collection
    • Library staff who can provide assistance locating information, using print and electronic sources, and provide readers' advisory
    • Place and pick up interlibrary loan requests
    • Tours and instruction in the use of library resources (by appointment)

    Special Collections

    • Genealogy Collection
    • Holocaust Collection
    • Oklahoma Collection
    • Topographic maps from the U.S. Geological Survey
    • Vertical file, a collection 90 years in the making. Contents include newspaper clippings, meeting and/or annual reports of committees and agencies, flyers and programs, and maps
    • Microform collections of newspapers, magazines, and limited numbers of Federal and Oklahoma government publications

Hours of Operation

Please check the top of this page for notices impacting our hours of operation or services offered.

Monday-Thursday: 9am-8pm
Friday: 9am-6pm
Saturday: 9am-4pm
Sunday: 1-5pm



Curbside Hours

Monday-Friday: 1-6pm
Saturday: 1-4pm
Sunday: 1-5pm



Upcoming Events

Take Home Kit - National Poetry Month

4/1 @ 9:00am
to
4/30 @ 6:00pm
Downtown Library
Registration
Library Branch: Downtown Library
Room: Online + Curbside (Downtown)
Age Group: Kids
Program Type: Take Home Kit, Writing
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 18
Event Description:
April is National Poetry Month! Stop by the Downtown Library pick up your personal poetry kit. When you have finished your poetry, bring your best poem back to the library so we can hang it up in the Children's Department! Kits are limited to on...

Grow-a-Library Seed Kit

4/12 @ 9:00am
to
4/25 @ 6:00pm
Downtown Library
Library Branch: Downtown Library
Room: Online + Curbside (Downtown)
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: DIY & Hobbies, Family Programs, Health & Wellness, Take Home Kit
Event Description:
Pick up a Grow-a-Library Seed Kit while supplies last! Grow-a-Library Seed Kits, developed in partnership with the Myriad Botanical Gardens, include bean, radish, and pumpkin seeds inspired by beloved classics and fairytale books (Jack and ...

Money Smart Week's "Housing Protections + Resources"

April 16, 2021
12:00pm - 12:15pm
Library Online
Library Branch: Library Online
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Business & Finance, Continuing Education
Event Description:
On Friday, April 16, 2021 from 12:00 p.m. – 12:15 p.m. CT Money Smart Week will host “Housing Protections + Resources.” This virtual event is part of Money Smart Week, a week-long initiative from April 10-17, 2021 that aims to help people, especially...

Money Smart Week's "Tips for Managing Money Ups and Downs"

April 17, 2021
10:30am - 10:45am
Library Online
Library Branch: Library Online
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Business & Finance, Continuing Education
Event Description:
On Saturday, April 17, 2021 from 10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. CT Money Smart Week will host “Tips for Managing Money Ups and Downs.” This virtual event is part of Money Smart Week, a week-long initiative from April 10-17, 2021 that aims to help people, es...
Library Branch: Library Online
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Author Events, Books & Reading, Writing
Event Description:
Join us on Facebook Live for a new segment of Author Hour (on the 3rd Saturday each month!) Today's special program is celebrating National Poetry Month with some amazing poets! We are joined today Rachel Eliza Griffiths (SEEING THE BODY), Valzhyna M...

Disclaimer(s)

Be Advised:  This program may be photographed and/or videotaped for publicity purposes.

By Attending, you consent:  To the use of your voice and likeness in future publicity uses that contain content from this event. If you do not wish to be on camera, please let us know.

For more information visit our Photography & Video Disclaimer

Sundays Together Online

April 18, 2021
2:00pm - 2:30pm
Library Online
Library Branch: Library Online
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Description:
Join us as we create imaginary worlds, learn new art techniques, find inspiration in books, and connect with the world around us. Sundays together is an art weekly program for the whole family to enjoy. Join us on Facebook Live as we s...