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Pima County Public Library
101 N. Stone Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85701

Reception desk: (520) 594-5600
Monday–Friday: 8 am–5 pm

Infoline: (520) 791-4010
Monday–Friday: 9 am–5 pm

Fax: (520) 594-5621

Library Hours & Locations



Director / Directora: Amber Mathewson, (520) 594-5650

Deputy Directors / Sub-Directores
Karyn Prechtel-Altman, Community Engagement, (520) 594-5605
Marissa Alcorta, Public Services, 520-594-5660  (español)
Michelle Simon, Support Services, (520) 594-5654 (español)

Library Service Managers / Administradores de Servicios Bibliotecarios

Alina Rowe, Public Services - Branch Administration, (520) 594-5636 (español)
Beth Matthias-Loghry, Support Services, (520) 594-5613
Brenda Limón-Condit, Library Personnel Manager, (520) 594-5627
Em DeMeester-Lane, Public Services - Branch Administration, (520) 594-5560
Kate DeMeester-Lane, Support Services, (520) 594-5629
Ken Zambos, Public Services - Branch Administration, (520) 594-5573
Kendra Davey, Community Engagement, (520) 594-5615
Paulina Aguirre-Clinch, Public Services - Branch Administration, (520) 594-5608 (español)
Sharla Ronstadt, Support Services, (520) 594-5606
Vicki Lázaro, Public Services - Branch Administration, (520) 594-5330 (español)

Library Locations, Hours, and Branch Managers


Our Vision is an educated, connected community of readers, learners, doers, and dreamers.


Education We learn and teach every day.

Excellence We exceed expectations.

Freedom We defend the right to read and to know. We are free and open to all.

Diversity We serve everyone. We find strength in celebrating our differences.

Innovation We dream big. Anything is possible.

Community We work with our community to improve lives.

Passion We love what we do.


We transform lives by educating, inspiring, and connecting people.

Land Acknowledgement

The Pima County Public Library (PCPL) acknowledges the sovereignty of Native Nations and acknowledges the twenty-two federally recognized Indigenous tribes of the state of Arizona and those who inhabit Pima County. We honor the vast and often unrecognized contributions and sacrifices of Indigenous people and are conscious of the ongoing experience of inequality and political invisibility. In partnership with Native Nations, PCPL advocates for full access to its educational, informational and recreational resources.

Explore the Library

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You can also find and rate titles, place holds, renew, create lists, and use the app to find libraries and hours.

More About Us

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Meet Jusdina of the Synapse Team!

In this blog series, you'll meet members of the Library's Synapse Team. Today, we're excited to introduce you to Jusdina!

Three Books on a Theme: Killer Parties

There is nothing like murder to spice up a party! Attend one of these festivities, and you may not make it out alive…

Ukraine: Still Standing Strong, One Year On

"Despite more than a year of violence and suffering, the Ukrainian people continue to fight fiercely and to stand united." - Jen G.

Non-library volunteer opportunities for local teens

The opportunities listed here are with local organizations outside of the library. Check out the wide variety!

I wanted to be part of that kind of organization

"I may not be able to make the whole world better, but I can make my corner better." - Jana B.

Using the OverDrive app? Now's the time to switch to Libby!

At the end of April 2023, the OverDrive app will be discontinued. We encourage you to make the switch to the Libby app now.

We're hiring Librarian IIs!

Apply by April 7, 2023 to be considered for multiple Librarian II positions.

We're hiring Librarians!

Apply by April 14, 2023 to be considered for multiple Librarian I positions.

2023 High School Art Invitational winners announced

We received well over 100 submissions from 25 teachers this year. A jury of artists, librarians and art professionals chose the winners.

You are not alone

Pima County's Health Department has launched a new initiative to address the mental health impacts of COVID-19 on K-12 students and faculty.

Three Books on a Theme: Crafty Cozy Fiction

March is National Craft Month! Here are three staff recommended titles to help you indulge in the glittery goodness of crafty cozy fiction.

Two libraries to close temporarily for interior improvements

Kirk-Bear Canyon Library and Himmel Park Library will be closed temporarily beginning March 15 and March 17, respectively.

Children’s Mental Health – break the stigma

It’s not easy to tell others your child has challenges managing their thoughts or feelings. This video offers support.

"Are you okay?"

This animated short film was named 2021 Best Animated Short at the LA One-Reeler Film Festival.

Page intern program helps people take first career step

Library page positions are now open to people of all ages and give adults the chance to land a permanent, full-time position.

We're making it easier for you to find a library

We're updating the Hours & Locations page on the website in mid-March.

Online Photo Exhibits

Library Public Art

View images of the beautiful public art inside and outside libraries.

View on Flickr

Nuestro Barrio

The 18 photos in the display were selected by former barrio residents, their families, and other citizens.

View the exhibit

A Walk to the Library

Take a walk back in time and see the Library in its original Carnegie building.

View historical photos


The Library denounces racism and violence towards people of color.

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