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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


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.

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Get a copy of 2023 Southwest Books of the Year today!

The Library’s 46th annual Southwest Books of the Year is now available online, and at libraries and local bookstores.

Health Action Team survey for teens

Take this short survey to let us know what topics matter to you. Share the survey link with your friends!

Creating inclusive places for everyone

Lit Hub’s Jess deCourcy Hinds asks how literary spaces can support neurodivergent readers and writers.

Three Books on a Theme: Capers

According to BookRiot, novels in the caper sub-genre side with the criminals. Here are three different capers, recommended by library staff.

Lifeline at Woods Memorial for Tweens

Lifeline is a teen & tween, art & health group focused on Zine-making where you'll get the opportunity to explore new media with a project.

Lifeline at Catalyst Maker Space for Young Adults

Lifeline is a teen, art and health group focused on Zine-making where you'll get the opportunity to explore new media with a project.

Kanopy films for Black History Month

For Black History Month, Kanopy has curated a collection of films that highlights the history and heritage of the Black community.

Read to a Dog @ Woods Memorial

Wednesdays and Saturdays - Read to a Dog is designed to allow young learners the chance to read to a non-judgmental listener.

Read Harder Challenge 2023

The list of books to read is never ending. The challenge just makes that list a bit more exciting. Happy reading!

Thankful Thursdays

We all have someone in our lives we've been meaning to thank. Now is the time to put your thoughts into writing and share them.

Writers, get writing with Estella González!

The Library is excited to announce its 16th Writer in Residence—award-winning author Estella González.

LGBTQ+ Community Resources

Here are links to local resources in support and care of our LGBTQ+ community members.

Three Books on a Theme: Middle Grade Adventure

Here are three thrilling novels featuring intrepid and courageous kids, recommended by library staff.

Removal of The Economist from the OverDrive Magazines

Starting February 1, 2023, The Economist magazine will be removed from the OverDrive magazine collection and the Libby app.

Get reading with #ReadBlack in 2023

The monthly book club #ReadBlack is gearing up for 2023 with another lineup of entertaining and though-provoking books!

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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