Central Library

Central Library Exterior

The Central Library is located in the heart of downtown Tulsa. This newly renovated space offers everything you’d expect from a 21st century library plus a whole lot more…including a Starbucks® inside!

Despite its downtown roots, parking is not a problem at Central Library. A 143-space parking garage is available and parking is free for the first three (3) hours for library and Starbucks customers. Read more about our parking rates & details.

With more than 130 thousand square feet, Central Library is truly the place to learn something new. Visit us today!

Peggy V. Helmerich Staircase

Peggy V. Helmerich Staircase
Greeting guests with architectural awe, the staircase serves as the backdrop for the Peggy V. Helmerich Distinguished Author Award and other large-scale library programs.

Herman & Kate Kaiser Children's Area

Children's Area         Herman & Kate Kaiser Children's Area
Spend some quality time with little ones at the library! Play and learn towers, books and interactive toys make this space perfect for a fun and developmental day.

Renee Neuwald Trust Maker Space

Maker Space         Maker Space Audio Lab
From 3-D printers to sewing machines, in the Makers Space, participants of all ages engage in interest-driven learning with the tools, programming and space to explore and create.

Meeting Rooms

Study cubes         Aaronson Auditorium
The Central Library includes a variety of meeting spaces to accommodate individual study and groups of up to 200 people.

A.R. and Marylouise Tandy Foundation Children's Garden

Tandy Children's Garden       Movie night in the Tandy Children's Garden
Focusing on children and families, the garden is a space for interactive programs from storytime to drone flying. On beautiful days, adults also enjoy a variety of programs offering fun and educational respite from a busy day.

AEP Foundation Digital Literacy Lab

Digital Literacy Lab       Flight simulator outside the Digital Literacy Lab
Bridging the digital divide is what this lab is all about. Here, programs and workshops focus on digital learning and videography, computer programming/coding, robotics, game design, stop-motion animation and more. Not to mention two very cool flight simulators.

Research Special Collections &
George Kaiser Family Foundation Oklahoma Room

3rd floor research       Oklahoma Room
The third floor is where concepts emerge, new businesses and nonprofits are born and serious researchers uncover hidden gems. It’s here you’ll also find the Oklahoma Room, a historical hub for state-specific resources like photographs, maps, newspapers and even school yearbooks.

Starbucks® coffee shop

Inside Starbucks       Starbucks patio
For your morning coffee, a light lunch or an afternoon pick-me-up, Starbucks® coffee shop is located at the southeast corner of the Central Library.