Due to construction, the Southern Oaks Library is providing curbside services only until further notice.


All Metro Library locations are in the “Curbside Plus” stage. In this stage, ready holds will be delivered curbside. Customers can come into a library to use a computer or to print/copy/fax/scan. Masks are required.  Click here for more information.

All libraries will close at 5pm on Wednesday, Nov. 25 and will remain closed through Friday, Nov. 27. We will reopen on Saturday, Nov. 28.

Ronald J. Norick Downtown Library

Downtown Library

Contact Information

300 Park Avenue

Oklahoma City, OK


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.



    • 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


    • 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

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

Curbside Hours

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

Upcoming Events

Library Closed

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Even though the library is closed, you can visit our website to browser our collection, checkout and download eMaterials (eBooks, audiobooks, movies, and TV series), plus use one of our many eResources to research and learn.  ...

Take Home Kit - Decorate Your Own Snowflake!

11/29 @ 9:00am
12/5 @ 5:00pm
Downtown Library
Library Branch: Downtown Library
Room: Online + Curbside (Downtown)
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Take Home Kit
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Description:
Decorate your own snowflakes! Each patron who registers will get two wooden snowflake ornaments, silver gem stickers for embellishment, a paintbrush and two different shades of blue acrylic paint for decoration....


We can only guarantee one kit per registrant.  If you have multiple children needing a kit, please register them individually to ensure that kits are appropriately distributed.  Do not use the Special Notes section to add additional registrants.  

Thank you for your help!

Sundays Together Online

November 29, 2020
2:00pm - 3:00pm
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...


November 29, 2020
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Library Online
Library Branch: Library Online
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Live Performances & Entertainment
Event Description:
Join us for a virtual OKC StorySLAM, co-presented by the Metropolitan Library System! The OKC StorySLAM is a live-monthly storytelling event that has taken place in Oklahoma City since 2005. Each OKC StorySLAM has a theme, and all participants tel...

Indigenous Storytime

December 1, 2020
9:30am - 10:00am
Library Online
Library Branch: Library Online
Age Group: Birth-PreK
Program Type: Storytimes
Event Description:
Join us for a very special Indigenous storytime at your library online! This storytime will be on Facebook Live on the first Tuesday of every month. Join local Indigenous Aunties and Uncles as they share beautiful books and stories created ...

Stay Active & Independent for Life Online

December 1, 2020
11:00am - 12:00pm
Library Online
Library Branch: Library Online
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Health & Wellness
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 451
Event Description:
Seniors stay active and independent! Silver Sneakers Classic is designed to increase muscle strength, range of movement and improve activities for daily living. A chair is used for seated exercises and standing support and class can be modified depen...


This event is an online event offered through video and web conferencing software.  If you register for this program, you will be emailed the link to connect digitally.   Please note, you may need to install an app or computer application to attend this program.  If you have any issues connecting, please reach out to