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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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Somebody has to stand up

"Having an entire library team dedicated to the LGBTQ+ community is a symbol and a statement that we are not going anywhere."

Surround yourself with kindness

"Library folk are some of the most brilliant, genuine, and accepting people I’ve ever met."

The Library isn't a quiet place

"We are the place for you to build trust with others, and to feel welcome. as a newcomer, retiree, teen, or anyone in between."

Point them toward the library

"Working here has helped me build confidence and plan my future, and I wish these blessings and opportunities on as many others as I can."


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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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