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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
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.


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.

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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Annual Worlds of Imagination Art Contest

Calling all teens and tweens! We want to recognize local, young artists for their science fiction, fantasy, comics, or manga-style artwork.

Introducing world language collections in OverDrive & Libby

The Library’s Welcome to America team & Collection Development Office are happy to announce expanded language options in OverDrive & Libby.

Writers, meet Adam Rex!

Award-winning author Adam Rex will take the reins as the Library's 15th Writer in Residence beginning Tuesday, August 16, 2022.

A platinum anniversary for Oro Valley Public Library!

Stop by for one or all of our scheduled events on August 17 from 11 am to 4 pm.

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.

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."

Join the Health Action Team

Join this youth-led group that will take action through creative projects to help you and your friends be physically and emotionally healthy

Using the OverDrive app? Now's the time to switch to Libby!

In early 2023, the OverDrive app will be discontinued. We encourage you to make the switch to Libby, OverDrive's newer reading app.

Health Department extends COVID-19 Test to Treat program

Those who don’t have easy access to care, or can’t see their usual health care provider, can get the timely treatment they need for COVID-19

Check out your own books and skip the line!

The MyPCPL app includes mobile checkout. Simply tap the shopping cart, and you can scan and check out your own items.

Vote Center info for the 2022 primary and general elections

In addition to community Vote Centers, some library locations will serve as vote centers in the primary and general elections.

Meet Jessica P. of the LGBTQ+ Services Committee

"The biggest hope I have for future generations is the ability to openly explore their own identities and experiences." - Jessica P.

Now streaming! Classica: Classical music, opera, and ballet

Watch beautiful classical music, operas, and ballets from around the world, anywhere, anytime.

Using the OverDrive app? Now's the time to switch to Libby!

OverDrive is discontinuing the OverDrive app. Libby is the primary way for you to enjoy your digital materials! Learn all about Libby.

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.


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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