About Us

Contact Us

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


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

Explore the Library


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

About Us masonry block library news cards

Everything you need to know about Pima Co. Immunization Plan

ima County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry has outlined the immunization plan for the community in a Jan. 12th memo.

How Amanda Gorman brought her poem to life

Did you notice how Amanda Gorman, National Youth Poet Laureate, used pacing, rhyme, wordplay, and even gestures to make her poem engaging?

I can’t keep my heart from singing--and that’s a good thing!

Singing is one of the easiest things caregivers can do to help young children get ready to read.

Make learning math fun by playing cards

Learning is easier when you are having fun! Families playing together can help children learn and practice some foundations of math.

Memory Kits connect generations, deepen relationships

"When I am very old, if anyone asks me what my fondest memories are, my week of chicken pox with Grandpa will be near the top of the list."

Let's start at the very beginning/A very good place to start

When you read, you begin with A-B-C. Knowing the alphabet song and recognizing letters is truly your little learner’s gateway to reading.

Watch MLK Documentaries

Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. with documentaries that chronicle his life and legacy.

COVID-19 Vaccine Information & Distribution

Get up-to-date information about the vaccine, prioritization for distribution, and how you can register to get the vaccine.

TMC open to 1B 75 and older vaccination Jan. 15

People 75 and older, protective service occupations, and education and childcare providers can register to get vaccinated for COVID-19.

Watch That's My Take videos created by local teens

That’s My Take was a project where filmmakers mentored over 120 teens who created short films, or book trailers, to promote books & reading

RBdigital Magazines and Comics are Moving to OverDrive/Libby

We will be moving our digital magazines from RBdigital to the Libby app later this month!

Wondering if what you saw online about COVID is correct?

This article explains how you can evaluate whether all the information you're seeing is reputable.

Where to Get In-Person Tax Help from United Way

United Way offers in-person tax filing help at various locations in Pima County. Libraries are not currently offering in-person tax help.

Bookish Resolutions The Library Can Help You Accomplish

Here are a few tasks to help make your bookish 2021 even better!

The Library denounces racism and violence towards people of color.

Back to Top