central library remodel

50th Birthday Hard Hat Tour

On June 16, major donors for the renovation of the Central Library, city and county officials, Library Commissioners, Tulsa Library Trust members, and the Capital Campaign committee helped us celebrate the 50th Birthday of the Central Library which opened in June 1965.  Guests donned hard hats for tours of the Central Library, with guides taking them to areas on the first level where the Tech Lounge, Making Lab, Audio Lab, Self Service Center, Coffee Shop, Self Check, Meeting Room and Childrens Library will be located.

Working On the New Entrance

Steel supports are now in place for the steps to the new plaza at the entrance of the Central Library.  The plaza and entrance will be accessible from the reopened Fifth Street.

For more construction photos go to this link on flickr:
 https://www.flickr.com/photos/tulsalibrary/sets/72157643021181405

Preparing for New Parking

In the past, Central Library customers often found a shortage of parking spaces.  Along with the renovation of the library, a new parking garage with 140 parking spaces will be constructed west of the library.  Entrances will be from 5th Street and at the center of the photo from 4th Street.

A Place for a New Staircase

The Central Library will soon have a new staircase between the second and third floors.  The photo shows the opening cut in the third floor, looking down to the second and first floors.

Making Way for Study Rooms

In the photo, workmen are shown removing the surface of the Central Library's second floor balcony.  On the balcony's east and west sides, eight small study group rooms will be constructed.

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