We’re Pima County Public Library

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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Rebellion through extreme empathy and understanding

"Library science is possibly the coolest thing in the entire world... I have the coolest job in the world." - Paige, Flowing Wells Library

Creating conditions where others grow and flourish

"The garden is a part of our effort towards a complete library system in service to everyone accessing all that they require." - Jeff M.

That's me

"Being visible so that young people in my community can feel safe and freely access the resources that help them is my highest calling."

Why you should come to the library!

"This is a call and extended invitation to our beloved community... please include your local library in your list of places to check out."


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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
  • 2020: Merit Award, Arizona Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, Flowing Wells Library
  • 2020: District 2 Thank an Essential Worker Campaign: Brandon Milligan, Delivery Manager
  • 2020: District 2 Community Leadership Award: Mary Sanchez, Eckstrom-Columbus Library
  • 2020: District 2 Community Leadership Award: Tenecia Phillips, Sahuarita Library
  • 2020: District 2 Community Leadership Award: Dana Moore, Quincie Douglas Library
  • 2020: Women of Influence Award, Finalist: Kristi Bradford, Nanini Library
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