- 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.
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.
- Opened: 1978
- Located in Council District 9
- Expansion completed 2000
- Size: 243,777 square feet
- Fiscal Year 2012 circulation — 588,680
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..... 817-392-6012
- Youth Center ..... 817-392-7745
- Spanish books, DVDs, videocassettes, CDs
- Vietnamese books, DVDs, videocassettes, CDs
- Genealogy, Local History, Archives
- Texas State Documents
- 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
- Booker’s Story Time
- Youth Activities
- Central Library "Virtual Tour"
- Chapters Book Store
- Computer Classes
- Exhibit Gallery
- Family Movie Fun!
- First Sunday Film Club
- Meeting Rooms
- Microfilm and Newspaper Searches
- ¡Se habla Español!
- Second Sunday Book Group
- Spanish Conversation Classes
- Teen Scene
- Voting location
Location & Hours
500 W. Third St.
Fort Worth, TX 76102-7305
- 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.
Updated 1 April 2015