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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

Youth Poetry Contest

All Day3/15 - 4/15
Library Online
Library Branch: Library Online
Age Group: Kids, Teens
Program Type: Writing
Event Description:
Calling all poets in 4th-12th grade!   Enter this year's Metro Library Youth Poetry Contest for a chance to share your work through the library and win some exciting prizes, including wireless headphones, Amazon Fire tablets, and mo...

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 "Bank On It: Finding Safe + Affordable Bank Accounts"

April 12, 2021
12:00pm - 12:15pm
Library Online
Library Branch: Library Online
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Business & Finance, Continuing Education
Event Description:
On Monday, April 12, 2021 from 12:00 p.m. – 12:15 p.m. CT Money Smart Week will host “Bank On It: Finding Safe + Affordable Bank Accounts.” This virtual event is part of Money Smart Week, a week-long initiative from April 10-17, 2021 that aims to hel...

Rain Barrels (steps for making, hooking up, and maintaining)

April 12, 2021
6:30pm - 6:45pm
Library Online
Library Branch: Library Online
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: DIY & Hobbies
Event Description:
Interested in learning more about rain barrels? Join Joshua Campbell, Extension Educator with the Oklahoma County Extension Office on Facebook to learn more about the steps for making, hooking up, and maintaining your very own rain barrel! ...

Online Storytime

April 13, 2021
9:30am - 10:00am
Library Online
Registration
Library Branch: Library Online
Age Group: Birth-PreK
Program Type: Storytimes
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Description:
Join us for a storytime at your library online on most Tuesdays. Sign up to receive a link for the storytime which you can view anytime during that week. Skilled librarians will introduce little ones to the magic of stories and share inv...