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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: 1,072,298
Library Cardholders: 300,649
Collection: 1,041,747 items

Fiscal Year 2022-2023

  • Visitors: 2,517,437
  • Physical Checkouts: 2,297,292
  • Digital Downloads and Streaming: 2,431,811 eBooks, audiobooks, music, and magazines
  • Website Visits: 4,664,496

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Sometimes, the best things in life really are free!

"The library is ready and waiting to be explored by you, provided you take the first leap- and I, for one, can’t wait to see you there!"

Libraries are just the coolest

"I have the very best job at Pima County Public Library. Yes, I’m the winner, it’s me." - Elizabeth T. It shouldn’t surprise anyone…

What they left behind so I could thrive

"This year I celebrate 13 years with PCPL and as Alexis Rose from Schitt’s Creek would put it, 'Um, love that journey for me.'" - Paulina

Beyond the Library Stereotype

"What does the word library really mean? To me, it means energy, life, learning, community. It means opportunity. It means access." - Jen G.


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  • 2023: Best Storytime, Best of Tucson / Tucson Weekly
  • 2023: Excellence in Masonry Architecture Award, Arizona Masonry Council, Line & Space LLC., Sahuarita Library
  • 2023: Metal Architecture Design Award in the Sustainable Design category, Line & Space LLC., Sahuarita Library
  • 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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