Questions about the Geasa-Marana Library Closure

When did the Geasa-Marana Library close?

On January 27, 2017 at 5pm, the Geasa-Marana Library closed and library services ceased at this location.

Why did the Geasa-Marana Library closing?

A recent assessment conducted by Pima County Facilities Management concluded that it could cost up to $700,000 to make the upgrades needed to address limitations of the library’s current design and layout. The market value of the property is only $470,800. It was determined that, in its current form, the building is better equipped for use by Marana Unified School District (MUSD), whose administrators plan to use it as office space dedicated to their ongoing commitment to offer computer-based and technological programs at its seventeen schools across 550 square miles.

What library can I use instead?

Photo of Wheeler Taft Abbett, Sr. LibraryYou can use any Pima County Public Library, and the closest library is the Wheeler Taft Abbett, Sr. Library at 7800 N. Schisler Dr. It’s open 7 days a week and features nearly 100 events monthly, including multiple Storytimes, computer classes, homework help, and more. See events at Wheeler Taft Abbett, Sr. Library.

Library staff recognizes the ongoing need for services in northern Marana and has arranged for the Bookmobile to visit Ora Mae Harn Park near the Geasa-Marana building on the third Saturday of each month from 9:30-11:30am. In addition to being a source for customers of all ages to check out books, the Bookmobile has recently been outfitted with WiFi and laptops to provide internet access.

Will I have to get a new library card to use another library?

No, your Pima County Public Library card is good at all library locations as well as the Bookmobile.

Where can I return or renew books, DVDs, CDs, or other items that I have checked out?

Items may be returned to any Pima County Public Library. The Find a Location map can help you find nearby libraries, or call Infoline at (520) 791-4010 for assistance. The Bookmobile stops at Ora Mae Harn Park on the 3rd Saturday of each month from 9:30-11:30am and can accept returns.  Items can be renewed online by logging into your account.

Where will I pick up my holds or interlibrary loans (ILLs)?

  • Items on hold may be picked up at Wheeler Taft Abbett, Sr. Library beginning Monday, January 30.
  • Interlibrary Loan (ILLs) requests may be picked up at Wheeler Taft Abbett, Sr. Library.

How can I find out more?

You can read more about the closure of Geasa-Marana Library here.