Ronald J. Norick Downtown Library

Downtown Library

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.

Contact Information

300 Park Avenue

Oklahoma City, OK

73102

Phone: (405) 231-8650

Hours of Operation

Monday - Thursday 9am - 9pm

Friday 9am - 6pm

Saturday 9am - 5pm

Sunday 1pm - 6pm

Oklahoma Room
Call for times

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

Upcoming Events

Commission Meeting

June 18, 2020
3:30pm - 5:00pm
Downtown Library
Library Branch: Downtown Library
Room: Friends Room (Downtown)
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Commission Meetings
Event Description:
Metropolitan Library Commission of Oklahoma County Monthly Meeting Click to view Agenda ...

OKC Museum of Art - Pop Power! Sculpture for Kids + Kit Pickup

June 24, 2020
2:30pm - 3:30pm
Downtown Library
Registration
Library Branch: Downtown Library
Room: Children's Program Room (Downtown)
Age Group: Kids
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, DIY & Hobbies
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 20
Event Description:
Try your hand at sculpting! Join an OKCMOA teaching artist to learn about the summer exhibition Pop Power from Warhol to Koons: Masterworks from the Collection of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation. Detai...

Storytime

August 6, 2020
10:00am - 10:45am
Downtown Library
Registration
Library Branch: Downtown Library
Room: Children's Program Room (Downtown)
Age Group: Birth-PreK
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Books & Reading, Child Development & Parenting, Family Programs, Storytimes
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 30
Event Description:
So much more than books! Join us as a skilled librarian introduces little ones to the library and shows parents/caregivers how to create excitement about reading. Connect with others while enjoying rhymes, songs, books, and a craft. This program i...

Musictime

August 13, 2020
10:00am - 10:45am
Downtown Library
Registration
Library Branch: Downtown Library
Room: Children's Program Room (Downtown)
Age Group: Birth-PreK
Program Type: Child Development & Parenting, Cultural Experiences, Family Programs
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 30
Event Description:
Discover the power of music at the library! Come with your child to sing, move, and create beautiful music. This program is held on the second Thursday of each month....