About Oro Valley Branch Library
On this page:
- Meeting Rooms
- Computers and WiFi
- Arizona Job Assistance Center (AzJAC)
- Low Vision Reader
- Friends of the Oro Valley Public Library
- Oro Valley Heritage Collection
Please call 594-5580 for more information and to reserve the meeting rooms. Please read our Meeting Room Policy (PDF). See meeting rooms available at other library locations.
Print out a Meeting Room Use Application (PDF).
- Meeting & Study Rooms
- We have one large meeting room (capacity 100, 975 sq. ft.) and one smaller study room (capacity 8, 130 sq. ft.).
Computers & WiFi
The Library offers FREE computer and wifi use. Please see Computers Available at Your Library or WiFi at Your Library for more information. Please be sure to bring your library card! Don't have a card?
Computer classes are available on an ongoing basis. Here's a list of upcoming computer classes at this branch.
Arizona Job Assistance Center (AzJAC)
The AzJAC workstation is available for use in online job searching and interview preparation. Sign up for a two-hour session to use resources that include Learning Express Job & Career Accelerator, Microsoft Office software, WinWay Resume software, and the Mavis Beacon Typing Tutor. A two-hour session can include a 30 minute overview of the resources with an instructor.
Use the AzJAC Workstation to:
- Explore careers
- Assess interests, skills and values
- Search for job openings
- Complete online applications
- Create resumes
- Write cover letters
- Learn computer and software skills
- Prepare for job interviews
- Study for GED and ESL tests
- Find help to start a business
The AzJAC Workstation was funded through a grant from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Broadband Technology Opportunities Program through the Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records. The furniture was custom designed and handcrafted by local resident DuWayne Arneson.
Low Vision Reader
The Low Vision Reader enables those with low vision or vision impairments to read printed material. The reader provides focused lighting and magnification. Come to the library to see and try out this new reading aid device. The Low Vision Reader was funded by the Friends of the Oro Valley Public Library.
In June 2001 ground was broken for the Oro Valley Public Library. The new 15,000 square foot library held its grand opening on August 17, 2002. The library opened with a collection of 63,000 items including books, magazines, and CDs available for check out.
The $5.1 million cost included the site, the building, computers, furnishings and the books and other materials for check out. About $2 million came from Pima County with the remainder raised by bonds from the Town of Oro Valley. Friends of the Oro Valley Public Library raised more than $100,000 for the library prior to its opening. Later, a special raffle was held to put a roof on the library's patio.
In 2012, the Oro Valley Town Council voted to merge Oro Valley Library with Pima County Public Library (PCPL) so that it became PCPL's 28th library location.
Computer Classroom upgrades at the Oro Valley Branch Library were made possible by a very generous donation from John & Joyce Nichols II to the Friends of the Oro Valley Public Library. The Computer Classroom was originally made possible by a very generous grant of $26,200 from the Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records Agency under the Library Services and Technology Act, which is administered by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and a $50,000 commitment from the Friends of the Oro Valley Public Library.
Friends of the Oro Valley Library
The Friends of the Oro Valley Public Library was incorporated as a 501c3 nonprofit organization in June 2001. Friends' members are volunteers who care about our library and are working to help make it even better. The group raises funds for the library furnishings, programs, and services. The Friends' are responsible for the updated computers in Oro Valley Branch Library's computer classroom and sponsor, in part, the wireless printing service available in the branch.
Friends activities include two annual booksales in the library and an annual a dinner called "Supper in the Stacks" to honor the many volunteers who help the library.
Oro Valley Heritage Collection
The Oro Valley Heritage Collection: Prehistory, History and Culture of Southern Arizona is made possible by a partnership between the Oro Valley Historical Society and the Oro Valley Public Library. The collection is supported by the Arizona State Library and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.