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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

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.

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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.

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.

More About Us

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We now have Lucky Day ebooks in OverDrive and the Libby app

Skip the wait list for popular titles and borrow them right away in ebook format and read them in OverDrive or the Libby app!

Watch now! Author talk with Dan Santat

If you missed our talk with Dan Santat, you can watch it on YouTube anytime before June 23, 2022. Enjoy!

Article: Libraries Are Helping People Grow Their Own Food

"As the price of groceries increases, 'seed libraries' are helping people grow fresh produce in areas affected by food scarcity."

A fun way for teens to learn real-world programming skills

In Code Club, tweens are engaged in learning that is fully connected—combining practical skills + personal interests + social relationships.

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.

Three Books on a Theme: Mysteriously Marvelous Women

Mysteries guide you through twists and turns, leading you to resolutions you won’t see coming, or will you?

Watch now! Author talk with Carlos Valenzuela

Did you miss this event? Watch the recording and get to know Valenzuela, who wrote his first book, Letters to Young Carlos, in his 70s.

COVID booster for ages 5–11 available at Pima Co. locations

Pima Co. offers free COVID shots for children ages 5–11 who are at least five months removed from their second shot of the Pfizer vaccine.

Growing together - One Seed Pima County

We hope you'll plant seeds in your home, community, or school garden for this season's chosen plant: Crackerjack Marigolds, or Cempasúchil.

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

Federal government offering another free COVID test kit

Americans can once again order free COVID-19 tests from the federal government by visiting COVIDtests.gov.

Three Books on a Theme: Picture Perfect

The old adage goes, “A picture is worth a thousand words” and I don’t think it has ever been truer. Graphic novels are the perfect example.

Checking in with Writer in Residence Lori Alexander

"I’m excited to share my can-do spirit and offer comradery to new and seasoned writers in the Tucson community."

Lori Alexander named Summer 2022 Writer in Residence

Lori Alexander is the author of the picture books Backhoe Joe and Famously Phoebe, as well as the Future Baby board book series.

Three Books on a Theme: Reimagining Poe

Edgar Allan Poe is considered one of the founding authors of modern-day horror & mysteries. His stories & poems influence writers still.

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.

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