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Library System Improvements

Library System Improvements

The City's recent Library Master Plan Update (November 2014) recommended construction of Library branches as part of the Library system. Two new library branches are proposed in central Norman and on the Norman's east side. The design contract with Meyer, Schere & Rockcastle (MSR) was approved and preliminary planning for design is underway for both Library branches. The East and Central Branch Library Ad Hoc Group has been appointed by Council and began meeting in January 2016.

Click Here to View the East and Central Library Ad Hoc Group and Public Meeting Schedule

Project Details:

Central Branch Library 

  • Site north of Andrews Park
  • Estimated Project Cost: $39M
  • Estimated Completion Date in Spring 2019


  • 80,000 sq. ft.
  • Children's Area with 102 reader seats and 2,000 sq. ft. Storytime Room
  • Teen area with 24 reader seats and 6 computer stations
  • Adult collection with 200 reader seats, 45 computer stations and 6 study rooms
  • Multipurpose room with seating for 300
  • Additional conference room space
  • Outdoor balcony
  • Outdoor plaza space

East Branch Library
  • Proposed site east of Fire Station #9 (intersection of Alameda St. and Ridge Lake Blvd.)East Branch Construction Sept. 2017
  • Includes space for meeting rooms, collections and electronic workstations
  • Estimated Project Cost: $5.1M
  • Estimated Completion Date in Spring 2018

East Branch Library Feature and Renderings Informational Flier