Joel D. Valdez Main Library

Regularly Scheduled Events

Babytime

Thursdays, 2 pm

Catalyst Café: Where Tech Meets Tucson

2nd Tuesday each month, 5:30pm

Drop-in Job Help

Mondays, noon-3pm
Thursdays, 9am-noon

eBook and Audiobook Workshop

Click for days and times

Family Literacy Fun!

Saturdays, 11am-1pm

Grants Databases Open Lab

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Homework Help

Wednesday/miércoles, 2-4pm (in English or Spanish)

Individual Job Counseling

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Lunchtime Literature – Main Library Book Club

3rd Thursday of the month, noon-1pm

Pima County One Stop Career Center

Click for days and times

Plaza Planter Project Work Party

Click for days and times

Preschool Storytime

Wednesdays, 10:30am

Read to a Dog

Saturdays, 11:30am-12:30pm

Toddler Storytime

Thursdays, 10 am

Urban Yarns @ the Library

Fridays, 11am-1pm

Want to Start Your Own Business?

Thursdays, 9am-noon

Upcoming Events

Toddler Storytime

Thursday, April 24th, 10am - 11am

Babytime

Thursday, April 24th, 2pm - 3pm

Drop-in Job Help

Thursday, April 24th, 9am - 12pm

Want to Start Your Own Business?

Thursday, April 24th, 9am - 12pm

Individual Job Counseling

Thursday, April 24th, 9am - 12pm

Urban Yarns @ the Library

Friday, April 25th, 11am - 1pm

Simple Steps to Starting Your Business

Saturday, April 26th, 10:30am - 2pm

Read to a Dog

Saturday, April 26th, 11:30am - 12:30pm

Chosen of God Ministries

Saturday, April 26th, 1pm - 5pm

Family Literacy Fun!

Saturday, April 26th, 11am - 1pm

Contact the Library

101 N. Stone Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85701
(520) 594-5500

Directions & Parking
Google Map
Printer-friendly map (PDF)
Bus Routes: 1-10, 16, 19, 21-23, 81-83, 102-103, 105-106, 391

Branch Manager, Sandy White, 520.594.5560

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Library Hours

Mon 9am-8pm
Tues 9am-8pm
Wed 9am-8pm
Thu 9am-6pm
Fri 9am-5pm
Sat 10am-5pm
Sun 1pm-5pm

More about the Main Library
Meeting rooms, computers, art exhibits, history, and more.

Book Drop

Our book drop is located on the northeast corner of the building.

What's Happening @ Joel D. Valdez Main Library?

Put a Poem in Your Pocket in April for National Poetry Month

Put a Poem in Your Pocket in April for National Poetry Month

Become well-versed in verse during April with our featured National Poetry Month events.

Catalyst Café: Where Tech Meets Tucson <i>Special Edition</i>—Teens and the Power of Connected Learning

Catalyst Café: Where Tech Meets Tucson Special Edition—Teens and the Power of Connected Learning

Be a part of this series of meetups sponsored by the Pima County Public Library, where nonprofits, small business and experts in emerging technologies come together to explore new ideas.

The Food of Arizona: Many Cultures, Many Flavors

The Food of Arizona: Many Cultures, Many Flavors

Author and photographer Gregory McNamee takes us on a delectable tour of the complicated ingredients that make up a deceptively simple food.

Learn How to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

Learn How to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

Discover lifestyle choices that can help you prevent Type 2 diabetes, minimize symptoms and improve your health.

Featured: NoveList Plus

Featured: NoveList Plus

What will you read next? Try NoveList Plus to find books in a series, "read-alikes," and more.

Grow Where You Are! Growing Cities: A Film about Urban Farming in America

Grow Where You Are! Growing Cities: A Film about Urban Farming in America

Where can food be grown? Growing Cities: A Film about Urban Farming in America demonstrates that the answer is just about anywhere.

YALSA's Top Ten PIcks

YALSA's Top Ten PIcks

What's good to read? Find out right here with the results of the YALSA Top Ten teen favorites.

PCPL Named Top Innovator

PCPL Named Top Innovator

The Urban Libraries Council (ULC) announced Pima County Public Library (PCPL) as one of its ten 2013 Top Innovators for its Library Nurse Program.

We've Got the App!

We've Got the App!

The new PCPL app has features that you can use both inside the library and when you're out and about.

Our Neighborhood/Nuestro Barrio Photo Exhibit

Our Neighborhood/Nuestro Barrio Photo Exhibit

Eighteen photos selected by neighborhood residents make up this photo exhibit of a Tucson past.

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