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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Holly Schaffer
Community Relations Manager

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Facts & Figures

Director: Amber Mathewson
Administration Contact: 101 N. Stone Ave., Tucson, Ariz. 85701
First Library: The Carnegie Free Library, founded in 1883
Total Staff: 554
Population Served: 1,034,201 (July 2018 estimate)
Library Cardholders: 349,999
Collection: 1,204,535 items

Fiscal Year 2018-2019

  • Visitors: 5 million
  • Physical Checkouts: 4.4 million items
  • Digital Downloads and Streaming: 1.6 million eBooks, audiobooks, music, and magazines
  • Website Visits: 5.4 million

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