Oil Information Library of Fort Worth
OIL INFORMATION LIBRARY OF FORT WORTH is located in the Lower Level (“basement”) of the Bank of America (BofA) Bldg. between W. 6th and W. 7th Streets at Lamar St. in downtown Fort Worth. It is across 7th Street from Burnett Park and the large flayed aluminum Man with a Briefcase outdoor sculpture, which stands in the park near 7th Street. In front of the 7th Street side of the BofA Bldg. is a widely known Naguchi sculpture group that leaves some people entranced, most other folks mystified. It is said to embody a Zen philosophical premise .
Hours: 8:00 AM-12:00 PM, 1:00 PM-5:00 PM, Mon - Fri (except holidays)
Entrance to the building is from either 6th or 7th Street. To reach the Library, take an elevator down to the “LL”, i.e., Lower Level. Off the elevator, go to the basement hallway, turn right and walk about twenty feet. Our entrance is the second door to your left--the one that’s recessed about four feet off the hallway.
Parking is available either at streetside meters (rates vary by location) or in the multi-level garage that is connected to the BofA Bldg. by an underground passageway. The garage rate for non-tenants is $1.25 per half hour up to $7.50 for full day . Non-tenants may park only in unassigned spaces. To get to the main building and to the Library from the garage, walk to the elevator, select the “LL” button. In the basement elevator lobby, walk to the double doors at the west end of that lobby and come into the hallway. Our door is the third on your right.
The entrance to the parking garage is off the 600 block of Burnett Street between W. 5th and W. 6th Streets only, and the 600 block of Burnett St. is accessible only from W. 6th St., which is one-way west-bound. (Confused? I know. I know! But don’t worry about it. It’ll clear up once you’ve done the operation a couple of times.)
The Oil Information Library of Fort Worth (OIL-FW) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, tax-exempt organization under IRS Code. It receives no public funds for its operations, and only rarely qualifies for private grants. Although it is open to the public, the Library must recover its costs entirely through membership dues and various service fees. OIL-FW is thus a fee-access library. Access fees are, however, waived for students and faculty of educational institutions, provided proper identification and proof of enrollment can be presented. To inquire about the Library's fees, please contact Librarian Roy R. English at 817-332-4977, or via our email address at email@example.com.
Roy R. English (Librarian)
Webmaster: Roy English
Web page revised: June 2007