Joel D Valdez Main Library

Closed until 10:00am today

10:00AM - 6:00PM

10:00AM - 6:00PM

10:00AM - 6:00PM

10:00AM - 6:00PM

10:00AM - 5:00PM



Joel D Valdez Main Library does NOT have any COVID self-test kits available.

101 N. Stone Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85701
Infoline: (520) 791-4010
Manager, Em DeMeester-Lane

Upcoming Events

Holidays and Closures

  • Lincoln/Washington Presidents' Day
    Monday, February 21, 2022
    Closed All Day
  • Easter
    Sunday, April 17, 2022
    Closed All Day
  • Memorial Day
    Monday, May 30, 2022
    Closed All Day
  • Independence Day
    Monday, July 4, 2022
    Closed All Day
  • Labor Day
    Monday, September 5, 2022
    Closed All Day
  • Veterans Day
    Friday, November 11, 2022
    Closed All Day
  • Thanksgiving
    Thursday, November 24, 2022
    Closed All Day
  • Thanksgiving
    Friday, November 25, 2022
    Closed All Day
  • Christmas
    Monday, December 26, 2022
    Closed All Day

About Joel D Valdez Main Library

  • Bus Routes: 1-4, 6-10, 12, 16, 18, 19, 21-23, 25, 81-83, 101-105, 107-110

    I-10E Speedway exit, left to Stone, turn right. Underpass to Alameda, right. Library garage on left.

    I-10W Congress exit, right to 6th. Left on Alameda. Library garage on left.

    Broadway Head W under underpass. Take the right fork (Toole Ave). Go to 2nd light another fork. Left to Alameda. Library garage past Stone on left.

    S 6th/E 22nd N on 6th past Broadway to Alameda. Left on Alameda. Garage past Stone on left.

  • Parking garage: 45 W Alameda St (West of Stone)

    Garage hours: Mon–Fri: 6:30am–6pm; Sat–Sun: CLOSED

    Rates: First hour free. Payment must be credit or debit card--No cash. Mon–Fri: $1/hour; Special event: $5/day; Overnight: Fees accrue. Call Park Tucson at 520-791-5071 for overnight rates. 

    Meters: All meters are $1/hour and are enforced Mon–Fri 8am–5pm. Metered parking is free after 5pm on weekdays and all weekend.

    More parking nearby

  • The Lower Level Meeting Room and Children's Meeting Room are currently closed.

    The Santa Rita Room, Tucson Room, and Rincon Rooms are open:

    • Walk-up only; no reservations
    • Masks must be worn at all times inside study rooms
    • Two (2) people maximum in a study room at one time
    • Two (2) hour maximum per day

    More info about rooms.

  • Facility: automatic/power-assisted doors; accessible restroom; accessible parking; area of refuge. 

    Tech/Equipment: Induction Loop; large type keyboard; MAGic Magnification software with speech; assistive technology workstation-Wynn Wizard, Dragon Naturally Speaking, and JAWS Screen Reader; Braille embosser/printer/scanner/software; OpenBook software; OCR scanner. 

    The Library is committed to providing customers with equal access to collections, services, programs, events, and facilities. 


At Joel D Valdez Main Library


Seed Library

Borrow seeds for your garden.

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The Children’s room at Joel D. Valdez Main Library was recently rennovated. It’s grand opening will be Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018.

Children's Room

The Children's Room on the first floor has a huge selection for children of all ages.

The 101 Space at the Joel D. Valdez Main Library space for teens focused on connected and personal-driven learning though digital and other art mediums, and will offer editing and design software, 3D printers, and digital cameras.


Visit the space built for and by teens in our community. Stop by the 2nd floor.

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Special Collections

Main Library is home to the Cele Peterson Arizona Collection and the Steinheimer Collection

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New at Joel D Valdez Main Library

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