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For more than 100 years, we have 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.

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Facts & Figures

Director: Amber Mathewson
Administration Contact:
101 N. Stone Ave., Tucson, Ariz. 85701
First Library: See Library History
Total Staff: 466
Population Served: 1,058,318
Library Cardholders: 272,600
Collection: 1,025,299 items

Fiscal Year 2021-2022

  • Visitors: 2,038,727
  • Physical Checkouts: 2,137,849
  • Digital Downloads and Streaming: 2,082,267 eBooks, audiobooks, music, and magazines
  • Website Visits: 3,995,569

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Nearly two decades in, still loving what I do

"We've had fake snowball fights, squished polymer sand between our fingers, and made indoor obstacle courses out of pool noodles." - Leila

A safe space to explore community and creativity

"Working with kids is amazing. When school’s out, we get an influx of kids from the school next door, excited to tell us about their day."

I wanted to be part of that kind of organization

"I may not be able to make the whole world better, but I can make my corner better." - Jana B.

My Story - An Unexpected Librarian

"Inclusion is a key element of our society, as well as in the Library system, and is what makes this country strong." - Sharon


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  • 2021: Cultural Best Project Award from Engineering News Record, Sahuarita Library
  • 2021: American Institute of Architects Western Mountain Regional Design Award for Distinguished Architecture, Flowing Wells Library
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