Tulsa City-County Library Embarks on Endeavor to Remake Central Library

Concept of view from 5th St Plaza

“We will open within its walls a new kind of library, one where 21st century customers can not only engage in lifelong learning, but also where they can convene, collaborate and create,” said library CEO Gary Shaffer about Tulsa City-County Library’s plans to remake and reimagine the Central Library.

New features of the renovated Central Library will include:

  • Main entrance off newly opened Fifth Street
  • Multilevel parking garage for approximately 130 cars
  • Café with outdoor seating and trees for shade
  • Garden district for outdoor events and programs, featuring a screen for presentations and ability for secure access
  • A new main auditorium/education center with fixed seating
  • A technology-intensive making lab allowing for people of all ages to create both digital and physical items
  • Small and large group study and meeting rooms

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