Central Library

Central Library

The Central Library serves as the major resource library for the system. It houses the major library departments, including: Customer Service, Central Reference, Special Collections, Youth Services, Document Delivery, Collection Maintenance, Library Outreach, and all of the Administrative departments.

Featured Activity at This Branch

Want to go beyond the automatic settings on your digital camera? Bring your camera and join fellow photographers in this four-week Learning Circle covering the Digital Photography 101 course from Universal Class. Tuesdays in November 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. at the Central Library in room 311. To register for the class, click here.

Date of Event: 
Repeats every week every Tuesday until Tue Nov 28 2017.
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

At this location


Click through for department hours and more information:

Services & Equipment

  • Computers: 48 for adults.
    H&R Block Business & Career Center: 8 desktops.
  • Wireless: All locations have free Wi-Fi wireless Internet access.
  • Video Conferencing Room
  • Study Rooms:
    2 rooms — accommodate 1 – 2 people
    1 room — accommodates 4 – 6 people
    1 room — for videoconferences, 1-2 people
    (4 hour limit Monday - Saturday, 1 hour limit Sunday; first-come, first-served.)
  • Meeting Rooms: 4 rooms
  • Special Event Spaces: 6 spaces
  • Accessible Entrance: Located on 10th Street, east of the main entrance

Visit our Central Library Space Rental page for more information about available spaces.


The Central Library parking garage is located directly west of the Central Library building on the northwest corner of 10th & Baltimore. The Community Bookshelf is a striking feature of the south wall of the Central Library's parking garage. It is open 7 days a week.

The cost to park is as follows:

  • 1 hour free with validation from Library staff.
  • $1 every 20 minutes (or portion thereof) with a maximum charge per day of $10.
  • $5 for the day if you arrive prior to 1/2 hour before the Library opens. (Validation isn't available with for this option.)
  • $5 after Library hours.
  • Free with validation from Library staff during library hours.
  • $5 after library hours.

Learn more about the Central Library's unique archictecture.