Central Library Renovation

Past Present and Future: The Tulsa City-County Library
from Ryan Siemers on Vimeo.

Architect Renderings

Gift Shop

 

Click on the  present to the left to visit the Library Gift Shop.
A portion of the proceeds from purchases made through
the gift shop will benefit Tulsa City-County Library’s
campaign to renovate the Central Library.

 

Central Library and the City of Tulsa’s Capital Funding Program

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Please remember the following key points as you talk with your friends, family, co-workers and City Councilors about the importance of including Central Library in the City of Tulsa’s new capital improvement funding plan.

 

Thank You, City Leaders, for Your Vision and Support

Let Your Voice Be Heard!

SUMMARY

Although details are not final, City of Tulsa elected officials are exploring project possibilities for a potential $917.9 million capital improvement funding package that would go to voters this November. Funding sources include extensions of third-penny and 0.167-cent sales taxes and issuance of general obligation bonds. Projects would include street repairs, other street-related projects and capital needs such as facility repairs. This new funding package will replace the previous 2008 Fix Our Streets program, which expires in 2014.

Picking Up Holds After Aug. 30

Customers who have selected Central Library as their holds pickup location will have their holds automatically sent to the Librarium after Aug. 30.

Today, for existing holds not yet in transit or not ready for pickup, customers can change their pickup location to another library:

Closing for Renovation!

Central Library will close August 30 and undergo an exciting two-year renovation project.

During renovation, we will provide select services for customers at Librarium, a temporary facility located at 11th and Denver. It will open September 3.

Building Efficiency & Sustainable Strategies

Central Library’s electrical consumption is currently 2,472,690 kWh’s, after the remodel it will be around 1,454,660 kWh’s – the savings of which calculates to the yearly average usage of 56 Oklahoma homes. Water savings after the remodel is expected to save 91,000 gallons which equals the yearly average usage of 16 Oklahoma homes.

Raised floors on 1st, 2nd & 3rd floors, will offer electrical outlets for those who choose to take advantage of the library’s free WiFi and their own electronic device for research.

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