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: 561
Population Served: 1,044,675 (Pima County July 2019 estimate. Source: Arizona Office of Economic Opportunity)
Library Cardholders: 343,406
Collection: 1,108,480 items

Fiscal Year 2019-2020

  • Visitors: 3,621,948
  • Physical Checkouts: 3,227,862
  • Digital Downloads and Streaming: 2,180,686 eBooks, audiobooks, music, and magazines
  • Website Visits: 4,955,070

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  • 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
  • 2019: Tucson High Badger Foundation Hall of Fame, Amy Rusk, Library Services Manager
  • 2019: Best of Tucson, Best Storytime
  • 2019: Friends of the Oro Valley Public Library Support Staff Scholarship Award: Victoria Mironenko, Library Page
  • 2019: AzLA Service Awards, Sharon G. Womack
  • 2019: AzLA Service Awards, Outstanding Library Tech - Carter Gates, Library Technical Assistant
  • 2019: AzLA Service Awards, Outstanding Library Service Award: Ken Zambos, Program Manager for Workforce and Economic Development
  • 2019: America Libraries' 2019 Library Design Showcase: Flowing Wells Library, category: Landscape Views
  • 2018: Top Innovator by Urban Libraries Council for Library Restorative Practices for Youth Program - See Press Kit
  • 2018: American Library Association's 2018: Leadership Institute - Kassy Rodeheaver
  • 2018: (June 11) - Actively Caring Humans Award (Cor Foundation Inc.) - Read to a Dog Program

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