Pima County Public Library History

For more than 100 years, Pima County Public Library has been here for people just like you.

Today, in our libraries, online, or out in the community, our dedicated staff and volunteers are here to help you find what you're looking for. Every day we're making our mission a reality by educating, connecting, and inspiring people.

Headquartered in Tucson, Arizona, the Library provides services across 9,200 square miles, including Tucson and the surrounding communities of Arivaca, Green Valley, Sahuarita, South Tucson, Ajo, Marana, Oro Valley, and Catalina.

The Library provides a wide range of free services that contribute to the economic development of the community.

Continue reading about the history of Pima County Public Library

History of Our Libraries

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Online Photo Exhibits

Library Public Art

View images of the beautiful public art inside and outside libraries.

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Nuestro Barrio

The 18 photos in the display were selected by former barrio residents, their families, and other citizens.

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A Walk to the Library

Take a walk back in time and see the Library in its original Carnegie building.

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