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

Reception desk: (520) 594-5600, M-F 8a-5p
Infoline: (520) 791-4010, M-F, 9a-5p
Fax: (520) 594-5621

Library Hours & Locations


Please note:

Dusenberry-River Library is closed while improvements are made to the Library’s interior.

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) 594-5560
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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Get seeds from the Seed Library during the pandemic

Our seed library is stocked up on seasonal varieties and ready to help you plant your perfect pandemic garden.

Local teens run successful nonprofit, Peer 2 Peer Tutoring

Remote learning during the COVID-19 pandemic has made Peer 2 Peer Tutoring more important than ever.

More Books For You! PCPL has joined an OverDrive consortium

You can now check out ebooks from SIX other Arizona libraries and consortia!

Arizona@Work provides Virtual Job Fairs for Job Seekers

ARIZONA@WORK offers virtual events to connect employers and job seekers; job fairs, employment readiness workshops, and online trainings.

You can now place holds on magazines

Do you want a read a paper magazine that's at another library? Now you can place holds on magazines to be picked up at any library!

Not sure if you should go to that restaurant?

Ready For You program helps you find restaurants, pools and attractions that meet Pima County’s COVID-19 operating requirements.

Explore race in popular speculative fiction

Listen to The Dark Fantastic and explore how speculative fiction bars access to the promise of escape for people of color.

Fun stuff for kids, tweens, and teens!

Thanks to community partnerships and inventive Library staff, there are still opportunities for kids of all ages to engage with us!

SCORE offers free webinars for small businesses

SCORE provides free resources to small businesses and non-profits, including virtual mentoring, webinars, and an online resource library.

Two new grants help local businesses survive the pandemic

The grants will help build, expand or enhance outdoor café areas and offset costs associated with expenses required to safely reopen.

U.S. and World Population Clock

As of today, the U.S. Census Bureau estimates one birth every 9 seconds, one death every 10 seconds.

Get help with immigration forms

Make appointments online, by phone, or by texting 520-918-6782 to get assistance filling out immigration forms.

Black Lives Matter: Community Read on OverDrive

If you haven’t yet read The New Jim Crow, The Hate U Give, or Me and White Supremacy, now is your chance!

Words @ Play: Kids, you're the boss of your story!

What if you got the chance to blast off in a rocket ship into space? Wouldn’t it be fun if your character was a dog? You can make it happen.

Let us turn your story into a virtual masterpiece!

This year, as part of our Summer Learning Program, the Library is happy to announce the launch of Story Sketches for children ages 5 to 18.

I am where I belong

"Anyone can help make a difference." - Ray Baca, Library Associate



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