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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, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 9 am–5 pm
Wednesday: 9 am–6 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) 594-5560
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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Music is a workout for the brain!

Music is an important! When listening, singing, and dancing, children are strengthening all parts of their brain.

Developing lifelong skills through play

Our brains and bodies start learning many of the skills and abilities we need to be successful in life quite literally from birth.

Back to Business info from Pima County

Find out about CARES grants, business assistance, and health safety standards for the operation of businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Strategy #3 for Successful Reading: Asking Questions

Good readers continually ask questions in their minds about what they are reading.

Voter registration, voting early, mail-in ballots, and more!

Did you know you can vote early at 14 early voting sites? ...drop off your ballot early using curbside service? ...request a mail-in ballot?

Too much free time led to a career I love

"Being a child and handed your own library card is one of the most exciting gifts a curious young mind can receive." - Hassael C.

Pop-up COVID-19 Testing in Tucson and Green Valley

Register now for testing. Click on Arizona to see testing sites and dates. Tests are free. Some people will be taken on a walk-in basis.

Pima County to Open Free Flu Shot Clinic

Sign up now if you are at risk of complications from the flu, especially elderly, low-income, and those who do not have health insurance.

Move to the music! Singing action songs with children

Movement helps children develop strong bones and muscles, while learning coordination and new motor skills. Not to mention, it feels good!

Memories, at the corner of my mind...

Memory Kits bring memories alive, connect generations, and remind us that all stories matter.

Conectando la escritura y el éxito en matemáticas

La escritura puede preparar a su niño/a ser exitoso en matemáticas y en la lectura. Writing can prepare kids to be ready for math & reading.

Reading Success: Making Connections and Background Knowledge

This strategy is a powerful one that draws upon everything your child already knows and has experienced.

Why, why, why?

Kids will repeat “why?” if they feel they have not received a “real” answer. They want all the answers, and they think that you have them!

Introducing the Frank De La Cruz Collection

Frank De La Cruz, librarian, humanitarian, & activist began a collection to fill in the blanks regarding this region’s people’s history.

An important message about RBdigital eBooks and audiobooks

OverDrive has bought RBdigital. What does this mean for you? Read about what to expect and how to prepare for the transition.

Vote Safe - Vote by Mail

Get great info on how to register to vote, request a ballot by mail, check your registration status, and much more. Vote Safe. Vote by Mail.

The Library denounces racism and violence towards people of color.



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