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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, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 9 am–5 pm
Wednesday: 9 am–6 pm

Fax: (520) 594-5621

Library Hours & Locations


Please note:

El Rio Library is closed until further notice.


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
Kate DeMeester, Public Services - Branch Administration, (520) 594-5629
Brenda Limón-Condit, Library Personnel Manager, (520) 594-5623
Beth Matthias-Loghry, Support Services, (520) 594-5613
Sharla Ronstadt, Public Services - Branch Administration, (520) 594-5606
Amy Rusk, Public Services - Branch Administration, (520) 594-5607 (español)

Library Locations, Hours, and Branch Managers

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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.

More About Us

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Teens, check out our new virtual volunteer opportunity!

Looking to give back? Volunteer virtually to make encouragement cards for other teens to help each other get through these trying times.

Play is practice for writing

When your child grabs for a piece of cereal or zips up their own jacket, they’re building the skills they need for writing.

Dance It Out

As a lifelong dancer and licensed Zumba instructor, I often, only half-jokingly, refer to my Zumba class as my “therapy.”

A book, personified

Thanks to Library customer Ben (age 10) for this beautiful poem, "The Book."

Virtual Job Fair, December 2 - Register now!

The fair on Dec. 2 will be held 10:00–11:15 am, and will feature jobs at Az Dept of Corrections, All Terrain Landscaping, and Speedway.

Virtual Job Fair, December 3 - Register now!

The fair on Dec. 3 will be held 10:00–11:15 am and will feature DVS, Tucson Unified School District, and Raytheon Technologies.

Kanopy adds A&E and History to their streaming lineup

Kanopy Streaming Video has added hundreds of educational and acclaimed documentaries and historical series from A&E and History.

Where to get prepared meals during Thanksgiving week

Comida Preparada durante la Semana del Día de Acción de Gracias 2020. List of places, dates, and times to get a hot meal this week.

Making friends through music

Music is often a social activity, and children can build critical social skills by connecting with others through music.

It all started with King Arthur

This series, from King Arthur to the Tudor Conquest, tells the remarkable story of a tumultuous thousand-year period in England's history.

Get help becoming a U.S. citizen!

Are you, or someone you know, applying to become a U.S. citizen? Here are some resources to help prepare.

Free primary healthcare clinic for the uninsured

Shubitz Clinic is a family medicine clinic that serves patients who have no insurance and no other source of healthcare. Call 520-393-9336.

Transgender Day of Remembrance is November 20

Remembering all those who lost their lives to transmisic acts of violence in 2020.

Legal help & resources for low-income Pima County residents

Step Up to Justice gives legal help to low-income residents. This has resources for help with unemployment, utilities, housing, and more.

Holla-Day Shopping Guide from Blax Friday

Take a look through this helpful guide of Black-owned businesses, and then make your holiday shopping list! Shop local!

Help your kids manage their emotions through art and writing

Giving kids safe, creative outlets to express emotions is a great way to make them more comfortable in the world and in their own skin.

The Library denounces racism and violence towards people of color.

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