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Click on the present to the left to visit the Library Gift Shop. A portion of the proceeds from purchases made through the gift shop will benefit Tulsa City-County Library’s campaign to renovate the Central Library.
Although details are not final, City of Tulsa elected officials are exploring project possibilities for a potential $917.9 million capital improvement funding package that would go to voters this November. Funding sources include extensions of third-penny and 0.167-cent sales taxes and issuance of general obligation bonds. Projects would include street repairs, other street-related projects and capital needs such as facility repairs. This new funding package will replace the previous 2008 Fix Our Streets program, which expires in 2014.
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.
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.