NOTICE:

The Downtown Library will be closed for maintenance Monday, June 14 – Wednesday, June 16. We hope to reopen on Thursday, June 17. The Downtown book drops will remain open, as will our other library locations. 

NOTICE:

All Metro Library locations are now in our "Sit & Stay" stage.  Customers can come in to sit and read or use their device in our socially distanced seating, use a study room, or use one of our public computers. Please wear a mask. Click here for more information.

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: Show Your Pride Yard Signs

All Day6/7 - 6/30
Downtown Library
Library Branch: Downtown Library
Room: Online + Curbside (Downtown)
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Community & Civics, Family Programs, Take Home Kit
Event Description:
What does Pride mean to you? Tell us by picking up a Show Your Pride kit at any Metropolitan Library location while supplies last.  Kits include: 1 Metro branded yard sign with the prompt, Pride is... Customers fill in what...

Take Home Kit: Show Your Pride Yard Signs

All Day6/7 - 6/30
Library Online
Library Branch: Library Online
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Community & Civics, Family Programs, Take Home Kit
Event Description:
What does Pride mean to you? Tell us by picking up a Show Your Pride kit at any Metropolitan Library location while supplies last. Kits are first come, first served.  Kits include: 1 Metro branded yard sign with the prompt, Pride i...

Take Home Kit: Butterfly Blotto Prints

6/8 @ 9:00am
to
6/16 @ 9:00pm
Downtown Library
Registration
Library Branch: Downtown Library
Room: Online + Curbside (Downtown)
Age Group: Birth-PreK, Kids
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Child Development & Parenting, Family Programs, Take Home Kit
Registration Required
Waitlist Seats Remaining: 0
Event Description:
Participants will have blast with this butterfly blotto art activity. Blotto prints are all about symmetry, and what's more symmetrical than a butterfly?! This take home kit is a hands-on way to learn about the symmetry of butterflies’ wings whil...

Disclaimer(s)

We can only guarantee one kit per household and per registration.

It is encouraged that an adult supervise children while using this Metropolitan Library System Take & Make Kit.

Dead Center Take Home Kit: Learning Accents 101

6/10 @ 9:00am
to
6/20 @ 5:00pm
Downtown Library
Registration
Library Branch: Downtown Library
Room: Online + Curbside (Downtown)
Age Group: Teens, Adults
Program Type: Film & Movies, Take Home Kit
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 18
Event Description:
Are you interested in acting or voice over work? Learning accents and being able to manipulate your voice is key skill to learn. With this kit you will get the top tips and tricks you need to master a variety of accents so you can make it big!...

Take Home Kit - deadCenter Writing Journal for kids!

6/10 @ 9:00am
to
6/30 @ 8:00pm
Downtown Library
Registration
Library Branch: Downtown Library
Room: Online + Curbside (Downtown)
Age Group: Kids
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Cultural Experiences, DIY & Hobbies
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 13
Event Description:
Come pick up a writing prompt journal to jumpstart your creativity! Prompts will be geared toward writing an original screenplay and don't forget to check out the deadCenter Film Festival....

Take Home Kit - deadCenter Writing Prompt Journal for Adults!

6/10 @ 9:00am
to
6/30 @ 9:00pm
Downtown Library
Registration
Library Branch: Downtown Library
Room: Online + Curbside (Downtown)
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: DIY & Hobbies, Take Home Kit, Writing
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 12
Event Description:
Come pick up a Writing Prompt Journal to jumpstart your creativity! Prompts will be geared towards writing an original screenplay. Don't forget to check out the deadCenter Film Festival this June! ...

Disclaimer(s)

We can only guarantee one kit per registration.  Please register individually to ensure that kits are appropriately distributed.  Special notes should not be used for additional registrations.

Thank you for your help!