central library remodel

A Place for a New Staircase

The Central Library will soon have a new staircase between the second and third floors.  The photo shows the opening cut in the third floor, looking down to the second and first floors.

Making Way for Study Rooms

In the photo, workmen are shown removing the surface of the Central Library's second floor balcony.  On the balcony's east and west sides, eight small study group rooms will be constructed.

Saving Water

In the photo are two 5,700 gallon tanks that will collect and store rainwater to suppliment the water needed for the Central Library's irrigation system.

Saying Goodbye

On the afternoon of February 24, Library Commissioners, County Commissioners, Tulsa Library Trust members, donors and friends gathered to say goodbye to the last remaining sign of the old Central Library.  Within seconds after the signal was given by Library CEO Gary Shaffer, the Central Library sign at the corner of 5th Street and Denver was brought down.  See the complete demolition in the attached video.

Pardon Us While We Turn The Page To Our Future

A new Tulsa Central Library Renewed sign has been placed on Denver at 5th Street to inform the public that renovation of the Central Library is underway.  It includes a beautiful architectural rendering depicting the main entrance to the library and the new parking garage as they will be seen from 5th Street.

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