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Directions

The Central Library is located in downtown Fort Worth at the intersection of Third and Lamar, 2 blocks west and 2 blocks south of the Tarrant County Courthouse. Bus Routes: 1, 4, 10, and 46.

Parking

2½ hours free parking is available at 2 nearby garages. Validate your ticket at the Circulation Desk:

  • Third Street Garage at Third and Taylor
  • City Place North Garage, at the corner of Belknap and Taylor streets

There are two-hour and 10-hour parking meters around the library, with free parking after 6 p.m. on weekdays and on all day Saturday and Sunday. There are also a number of pay parking lots in the area.

Vital Statistics

Opened: 1978
Located in Council District 9
Expansion completed 2000
Size: 243,777 square feet
Fiscal Year 2015 circulation: 434,972

Public Service Units

  • Adult Services/Media: 817-392-7733
  • Circulation Services: 817-392-7715
  • Genealogy, History, and Archives: 817-392-7740
  • Interlibrary Loan: 817-392-7731
  • Teen Scene Center: 817-392-6012
  • Youth Center: 817-392-7745

Special Collections

  • Auto Repair Manuals
  • Business Directories
  • Current newspapers from around the country
  • Genealogy, Local History, Archives
  • Investment Services
  • Magazines and selected newspapers back to the 1800s
  • Maps
  • Movie Shop
  • Spanish books, DVDs, videocassettes, CDs
  • Standards: ANSI, ISO, SAE
  • Test Preparation Books
  • Vietnamese books, DVDs, videocassettes, CDs

Special Services

Location & Hours

Address:
500 W. Third St.
Fort Worth, TX 76102-7305

Telephone: 817-392-7323

Hours

  • Sun: 1 p.m.-5 p.m.
  • Mon: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Tue: noon-8 p.m.
  • Wed: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Thu: noon-8 p.m.
  • Fri: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Sat: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

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Last updated: Dec. 22, 2015

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