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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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It's National Friends of Libraries Week!

Gardening workshops, author talks, Summer Reading programs... these are just a handful of events that our Friends groups make possible!

There's a big fiesta coming to Valencia Library!

Mark your calendar for Saturday, November 2 from 10 am to 2 pm when we'll celebrate Valencia Library's 50th anniversary!

That Doesn’t Mean What You Think It Means

No, this book is not about obscene hand gestures from around the world. It's about commonly misused words and phrases in American English.

Chances are you know Mr. Bill!

This year marks Mr. Bill's 40th anniversary with Pima County Public Library. Read more about the decades he's spent inspiring young ones!

Music and reading - a great ensemble!

Sheet music, books, CDs, vinyl, and more at the Friends of the Pima County Public Library's October sale!

Bats in Tucson

Mexican free-tail bats migrate from Mexico to Tucson in April where they may be found under bridges.

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Nearly one in four women and one in seven men have been the victim of severe physical violence by an intimate partner.

A special library location, just for nonprofits!

Nonprofits have many options for services from the Library. Learn about what we offer for you at the Community Foundation Campus library.

Tucson Meet Yourself (aka Tucson Eat Yourself)

The second weekend in October each year Tucsonans revel in the celebration of diversity that is Tucson Meet Yourself.

Ghosts in Tucson

An incomplete list of ghosts and unexplained phenomena in Tucson was gathered from media reports and books on the subject.

October's a busy month at the Library!

Looking for a good reason (but, really, who needs a reason?) to come to the Library? Here are highlights from my favorite month.

Banned Books Week 2019

Support individuals' freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular.

Upcoming Trans, Non-binary, & Queer+ Poetry Workshops

No registration and no poetry experience needed! Three libraries will offer free workshops with TC Tolbert, Tucson's Poet Laureate.

The greatest thing about unlimited audio? This. Book.

Until a few months ago, I hadn’t listened to an audiobook in...a really long time. I would occasionally start one up to work on a project,…

Publishers decisions mean bad news for ebook lovers

Make your voice heard... Help us fight these changes by contacting the publishers today!
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