Richard Elías-Mission Library is temporarily closed

(Tucson, AZ) Beginning today, March 11, 2024, Richard Elías-Mission Library is closed for a major renovation. The closure will last through Summer 2025.

An additional 5,000 square feet and more exciting changes:
  • Expanded children's space with sound traveling minimization and an enclosed outdoor area for play and programming.
  • Dedicated space for teens and tweens that includes a maker/gamerspace, comfortable seating, and an outdoor patio.
  • An on-site Seed Library
  • Increased collection of books for adults and a greater selection of magazines, plus improved seating for a more comfortable place to enjoy materials.
  • More space for meetings, including an adaptable exterior space. Large meeting room will open to exterior area, which can be used flexibly for indoor and outdoor events.
  • New and enhanced landscape with low water use and drought tolerant plants. Exterior will incorporate Green Storm infrastructure practices and passive water harvesting.
Things to know about the closure:
  • The book chute is closed. Materials can be returned to any other library location.
  • Outdoor WiFi is not available.
  • Food distribution services are paused.
Nearby libraries will be open:

Don't forget the E-Library, opens a new window! Visit it 24/7 for streaming movies and TV, music, eBooks and audiobooks, and much more. 


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