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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 / Renew by Phone: (520) 791-4010
Fax: (520) 594-5621

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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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Winterhaven Festival of Lights

Each year, during the winter holiday season, the Winterhaven neighborhood is illuminated by their Festival of Lights. 

Best of 2019: Library lists that you loved

As we come to the end of 2019, we thought we'd share with you what you loved at the Library this year. First off, LISTS!

Join Rainbow Reads at Woods Memorial Library in 2020!

Find out what we're reading in the new year, and make sure to update your calendars with the new location!

Royal Visit to Tucson and Southern Arizona

In November of 1965 Princess Margaret and her husband the Earl of Snowdon visited Tucson while in the United States

The Night Before Christmas—Tucson Style

Based on "A Visit From St. Nicholas" by Clement Clarke Moore, Night Before Christmas in the Old Pueblo was written by the Faulkner family.

Best Books of 2019, a List of Lists

We went hunting for the 2019 best books lists, so you don't have to!

December at Your Library: Holidays and More!

With holiday events, book sales, art exhibits, and an author salon, December will be busy. Join us at the Library and see what's in store!

The man who killed Santa Claus

In 1932, during the Great Depression the merchants in Mesa, Arizona decided that they needed something special for the Christmas parade.

Apply now! Kirk-Bear Canyon Library Public Art Project

The Friends of the Kirk Bear Canyon Library are seeking an artist or artists to create public art. Apply by December 18.

Spark your Nonprofit with Ignite!

Here's more on Ignite—our suite of services for the business and nonprofit community—and our plan for Ignite programming.

Native Occupation of Alcatraz—Looking Back 50 Years Later

As we approach Thanksgiving, it's time to remember the 50th anniversary of the nineteen-month occupation of Alcatraz by Native Americans.

The Library is not just where I work, it is my family

"I've seen babies go from tummy-time to running around the room. Families become friends and go to lunch after Storytime." - Marisa R.

Love Letter to My Library: Adrian Ruelas

Thanks to the program for providing this support and to the teacher for making each class a meaningful and wonderful experience." - Adrian

Library coding program for K-12 students gets $30,000 grant

A generous State Farm grant and partnership with the University of Arizona will help grow the Library’s Code Club!

Ignite exciting possibilities for your business or nonprofit

Are you an entrepreneur, small business owner, or nonprofit organization? Then Ignite at the Library has something for you!

Books to celebrate our furry, feathered, and scaly friends!

Whether you're a cat person, a dog person, or love all animals, the Friends have a book for you at their November sale!
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