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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.

Services & Resources

Today, Central Library has about 90 public computers, including a computer lab, a literacy lab and some hand-held devices. The renovated Central Library will have 120 public computers, including a computer lab that will work as both a traditional computer classroom and as a collaboration space for small group use when there isn’t a regular class scheduled. Public computers will be located on 1st, 2nd and 3rd floors. Free WiFi will be available throughout the facility.

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