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Central Library

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Directions

  • The Central Library is located in downtown Fort Worth at the intersection of 3rd 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:

  • 3rd Street Garage at 3rd & Taylor
  • City Place North Garage, at the corner of Belknap and Taylor streets

There are 2 hour and 10 hour parking meters around the library, with free parking after 6 pm 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 2012 circulation — 588,680

Public Service Units

Special Collections

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

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: 12 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Wed: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Thu: 12 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Fri: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sat: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Calendar

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Updated 31 March 2014

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