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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
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.

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Running out of Kanopy credits? Watch these credit-free!

Sometimes a month's credits are used up early in the month. No big thing! Here are some credit-free titles for April to tide you over.

County will pause distribution of Johnson & Johnson vaccine

Out of an abundance of caution, Pima County is following guidance from the CDC and state and temporarily pausing distribution.

Upcoming temporary closure of Murphy-Wilmot Library

The Murphy-Wilmot Library will be closed beginning Friday, April 23 for the installation of a new service desk.

Ready to Get Money Smart?

It's Money Smart Week! This year, The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is offering free daily webinars all week long.

Indian Civil Rights Act Enacted on April 11, 1968

The history, cultures, and nations of Indigenous Americans have been purposefully subjected to governmental campaigns of complete erasure.

Sema the STEAM Superhero and real-life female STEAM heroes

Kids can learn from Sema how to use different skills to save their community & improve the world. Learn about real-life female STEAM heroes.

Now Sowing Archive: Seeds Unite Us!

While this post contains info from 2017, it has timeless advice about Tohono O’odham cowpeas--planting, harvesting, and seed saving. Enjoy!

Pima County expands COVID-19 indoor vaccinations

Pima County and its health partners are expanding their COVID-19 vaccination efforts to indoor facilities in order to beat the heat.

¡Juega con STEAM! STEAMing with Play!

¿Quieres enseñar a los niños a pensar cómo científicos? Anímalos a jugar. Want to teach children scientific thinking? Encourage play!

Walk-up COVID-19 vaccine registration

If you are having trouble making a COVID-19 vaccination appointment online, Pima County is offering alternatives.

Get more books (and more) with Libby 9.0!

We share OverDrive titles across 10 libraries so you can find more to read. Now, finding a book you seek is easier than ever with Libby!

3 Reads on Poetry for National Poetry Month

National Poetry Month is the largest literary celebration in the world. We have tons of poetry, just waiting for you to find your favorites.

Kino Event Center to transition from testing to vaccination

The COVID-19 testing location at Kino Event Center will close at 7 pm on April 6 as the site converts to an indoor vaccination center.

Take part in the Big Library Read April 5–19!

Borrow The Art of Taking It Easy on OverDrive to participate in our free, global, digital book club!

Pickup lockers are coming soon!

We are adding pickup lockers at a few libraries. The lockers are not ready yet, but we hope to start using them soon!

County opens vaccination eligibility to anyone 16 and over

Pima County will expand COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to anybody 16 and older starting Monday, April 5, at 8 a.m.

The Library denounces racism and violence towards people of color.

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