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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, Public Services & Community Engagement, (520) 594-5605
Michelle Simon, Support Services, (520) 594-5654 (español)

Library Service Managers / Administradores de Servicios Bibliotecarios
Amy Rusk, Public Services - Branch Administration, (520) 594-5607 (español)
Beth Matthias-Loghry, Support Services, (520) 594-5613
Brenda Limón-Condit, Library Personnel Manager, (520) 594-5623
Kate DeMeester-Lane, Public Services - Branch Administration, (520) 594-5629
Paulina Aguirre-Clinch, Public Services - Branch Administration, (520) 594-5608 (español)
Sharla Ronstadt, Public Services - Branch Administration, (520) 594-5606

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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More About Us

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Introducing Health Connect at two libraries!

Access secure and private environments to connect with doctors and use technology and devices during telehealth appointments.

Tag your heart out with Libby!

Libby Tags have gotten an upgrade! Read about all the cool ways you can organize your reading and listening with Libby.

We know how awesome Benjamin Alire Sáenz is. Do you?

Read all this great praise for Benjamin, then mark your calendar for our LGBTQ+ Services Committee's 25th Anniversary Author Talk on Oct 15!

Three Books on a Theme: Classic Tales Retold

Reading a reimagined classic tale is like discovering a new side of a dear friend.

A Free Press, a Community Conversation

In these FRANK Talks, we invite you to join the conversation about freedom of the press and consider different points of view.

Commemorating 25 years with Benjamin Alire Sáenz!

Join us at this free, in-person event on Saturday, October 15 from 2 to 4 pm at Tucson High Magnet School, Tech Mall, 400 North 2nd Avenue.

Five Years of Kindred

"And no matter what, we’ll be there to reach, support, and celebrate each other and the community. Kindred Style." - Jessica P.

Three Books on a Theme: AfroLatine and in love

It’s Mes de la Cultura, so what better time to highlight a few books that center Latine people of African descent falling in love?

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Be the first to know what’s happening at your library! eNewsletters will feature events, staff pick lists, and services available near you.

Suicide Prevention and Awareness

The Synapse Team at PCPL wants to mark this month by highlighting an organization that advocates for youth mental health.

Major changes are coming to Martha Cooper Library!

Martha Cooper Library will be closed November 20, 2022 - Spring 2024 for a major renovation.

Calling all book and opera lovers!

We are collaborating with Arizona Opera on their book club by providing lists of books that correspond with the season's performances.

New COVID-19 boosters available at Pima County clinics

The new boosters are available at Pima County clinics and the Abrams Public Health Center, and at local pharmacies.

Questions to ask before giving up

These questions and helpful hints can be a great resource to keep in your toolkit for those times when life feels untenable.

Online Photo Exhibits

Library Public Art

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

Nuestro Barrio

Our Neighborhood / Nuestro Barrio
The 18 photos in the display were selected by former barrio residents, their families, and other concerned citizens.

A Walk to the Library

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


The Library denounces racism and violence towards people of color.

COVID-19 is continuing to make people sick. Pima County recommends you wear a mask while inside the library:

  • In common areas, lobbies, and elevators.
  • When proper physical distancing is not possible (less than 6 feet).
  • In areas where there is not a protective barrier.

We have masks if you need them.

Masks are recommended Se recomienda el uso de cubrebocas
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