Update: Research Center Appointments

3rd floor

Tulsa's Central Library grand reopening is scheduled for October 1st, 2016. You can view images and read more about the renovation on the Tulsa Central Library Renewed website.  June 30th is the last day for Research Center appointments at our temporary facility. After June 30th, please contact our Customer Care Center for your research needs. 

Past, Present and Future: The Tulsa City-County Library

Concept for the main entry

It used to be that when you went to a book repository you had to look up a book in a catalog or index, then go up to a librarian and make a request for him or her to retrieve it for you.

In 1965, the Tulsa City-County Library reformed our idea of what a library is, becoming one of the first in the nation to use today's standard of browsing books in an "Open Library."

Today, the library continues to serve all members of the community, serving as a gateway to resources for students, young and old, families, community groups, entrepreneurs and large businesses.