Joel D Valdez Main Library

Open today until 6:00pm

10:00AM - 6:00PM

10:00AM - 6:00PM

10:00AM - 6:00PM

10:00AM - 6:00PM

10:00AM - 5:00PM



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

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

    Downtown Links closures map

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

    I-10W Congress exit, right to 6th, left on Alameda. Garage on left.

    Broadway W under underpass. Take right fork (Toole Ave). Go to 2nd light another fork. Left to Alameda. 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: 6am–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

  • Lower Level Meeting Room capacity: 148 people

    Children's Meeting room capacity: 44 people

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

    • 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. 


Upcoming Events

Holidays and Closures

  • Memorial Day | Día Conmemorativo
    Monday, May 29, 2023
    Closed All Day
  • Independence Day | Día de la Independencia
    Tuesday, July 4, 2023
    Closed All Day
  • Labor Day | Día del Trabajo
    Monday, September 4, 2023
    Closed All Day
  • Veterans Day | Día de los Veteranos
    Friday, November 10, 2023
    Closed All Day
  • Thanksgiving Day | Día de Acción de Gracias
    Thursday, November 23, 2023
    Closed All Day
  • 4th Friday in November | Cuarto viernes de noviembre
    Friday, November 24, 2023
    Closed All Day
  • Christmas | La Navidad
    Monday, December 25, 2023
    Closed All Day
  • New Year's Day | Día del año nuevo
    Monday, January 1, 2024
    Closed All Day

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

Apply online for an eCard and get access to the great resources the Library has to offer!

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