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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

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Administration

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

Gibson-Esmond Station Library marks one-year anniversary

Featuring plenty of meeting space, computers, books and gorgeous views of the desert, the library is serving the booming community of Vail.

Vision

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

Values

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.

Mission

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

Skip the line at the desk and self-checkout machines! Items go instantly on your account. See due dates or renew as needed.

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

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Libraries closed for Labor Day

Sep 5th, All day
All PCPL Locations
All libraries are closed in observance of Labor Day. Todas las bibliotecas están cerradas en observancia del Día del Trabajo.

Nanini Library's Storytime in the Park

Aug 17th | 9:00am - 10:00am
Richardson Park
Join us for our weekly outdoor Family Storytime (ages 0-5 years) at nearby Richardson Park, presented by the Nanini Library children's team!

Introduction to Seed Saving

Aug 19th | 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Seed saving can be fun and educational! Join us to learn how to save seeds.

Getting Started with the Libby app by OverDrive

Aug 24th | 8:00am - 9:00am
Online Event
This webinar will show you everything you need to know to get started with Libby or to make the switch from the OverDrive app.

Teens, join our Health Action Team!

Participants (ages 14 to 22) will receive an $800 stipend. Applications are due before August 22, 2022.

Save your Hoopla credits and check out Bonus Borrows!

Hoopla Bonus Borrows are back August 1-31 with new themed collections. You can choose from hundreds of titles!

Three Books on a Theme: Girls In Pink Dresses...

Sometimes it's okay to judge a book by its cover. And these covers? They're GREAT.

Tai Chi for Balance and Harmony

Aug 12th | 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Have fun doing Tai Chi in a safe, welcoming space. Tai Chi can help increase strength, balance, and resilience.

We're hiring! Apply now to be a Branch Manager

Looking to contribute to a mission-driven agency? The position is responsible for the daily operations of a library and staff.

#ReadBlack Book Club

Aug 27th | 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Online Event
Pima County Public Library’s Kindred Team invites you to Read Black! This month's book is The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates.

Chess Club

Aug 22nd | 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Join others for a friendly game of chess. All ages welcome!

Pima County, Cox earn state grant for broadband expansion

Pima County Board of Supervisors Chair Sharon Bronson, District 3, says, “This broadband expansion is critical for long-term well-being."

Page Turner's Book Club

Aug 15th | 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Join the Page Turner's Book Club to discuss Maybe You Should Talk to Someone by Lori Gottlieb.

20th Anniversary Celebration: Cynthia Hilts Jazz Trio

Aug 17th | 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Join us for an uplifting performance of lively jazz entertainment.

Oro Valley Public Library's 20th Anniversary Crafternoon

Aug 17th | 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Get all artsy and crafty with some really fun creative projects!

20th Anniversary: Harp Music with Rebecca Reinhard Foreman

Aug 17th | 11:00am - 12:00pm
Join us for Oro Valley Public Library's 20th Anniversary Celebration! Enjoy the relaxing ambience of beautiful harp music.

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.

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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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