Welcome back inside the library! (Limited services and masks required.)

(Tucson, AZ) It's been a little more than one year of COVID-19 related restrictions, and Pima County Public Library is pivoting once again to better meet the needs of our valued customers and community.

Beginning April 5th and April 6th, customers will be allowed in our buildings with masks for limited services. 

Health and safety precautions will still be in effect:

  • All people must wear masks inside libraries, per Pima County Resolution 2020-96, opens a new window
  • Occupancy is limited.
  • Visits limited to maximum of 1 hour.
  • People wishing to enter the library should expect to wait in line.
  • Physical distancing must be adhered to. Stay at least 6 feet from any other person.
  • Your temperature will be taken before you enter. If you have a temperature of 100.4 degrees or higher, you will not be able to enter.
  • Indoor library visits must be short.
  • Children under 15 must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

What will be available:

  • Browsing and self-checkout
  • Up to one-hour computer use
  • Self-service printing, faxing, and copying
  • Continuation of curbside/outdoors holds pickup (reserve materials online or via Infoline at (520) 791-4010)
  • Grab-N-Go food service at select locations, opens a new window

What will not be available:

  • No in-library reading, studying, or socializing.
  • Furniture will not be available to sit and read materials.
  • No newspapers available.
  • Meeting and study rooms are closed.
  • No in-person programs or events.

Hours and locations:

We're excited  to be inviting customers back in our buildings to take part in limited services, including brief browsing and computer use. Days and hours of operation remain the same. For a full list of hours, please visit Hours/Locations page, opens a new window

Effective Monday, April 5, 2021, the following libraries will allow customers inside buildings:

  • Monday - Friday: Caviglia-Arivaca, Dewhirst-Catalina, Dusenberry-River, Eckstrom-Columbus, Flowing Wells, Himmel Park, Joel D. Valdez Main, Joyner Green Valley, Kirk-Bear Canyon, Miller-Golf Links, Oro Valley Public, Quincie Douglas, Richard Elías-Mission, Salazar-Ajo, W. Anne Gibson-Esmond Station, Wheeler Taft Abbett, Sr.

Effective Tuesday, April 6, 2021, the following libraries will allow customers inside buildings:

  • Tuesday - Saturday: Martha Cooper, Murphy-Wilmot, Nanini, Sam Lena-South Tucson, Valencia, Woods Memorial

Please note, there will be no services to the public at the following libraries: El Rio, Sahuarita, and Southwest. The following two libraries will not allow entry to the public: Frank De La Cruz-El Pueblo Library will offer Grab-N-Go food services only and Santa Rosa Library will continue to offer curbside/outdoor holds pickup and Grab-N-Go food services. 

No, we're not back to the "old" normal, but things are moving in the right direction. Plus, the first week of April is National Libraries Week, so what better way to celebrate than going to your library?


About Pima County Public Library

For more than 100 years, we've been here for people just like you. Today, in our libraries, online, or out in the community, our dedicated staff and volunteers are always looking ahead to help you find what you’re looking for. Every day, we’re making our mission a reality by educating and connecting people and inspiring ideas.