Public Libraries in Greater Phoenix

01 of 04

Phoenix, Cave Creek and Anthem Public Libraries

Phoenix Public Library
© Judy Hedding

The main library for the City of Phoenix is the Burton Barr Central Library on Central Avenue. It is a five minute walk from a METRO Light Rail Station. Use the Central / Roosevelt Station, if you are arriving from the south, or the Central / McDowell Station, if you arriving from the north.

Phoenix, Cave Creek and Anthem Public Libraries

Note: days of closure subject to change, so check first before you go.

Burton Barr Central Library
1221 N. Central Ave., Phoenix
602-262-4636 (open 7 days)

Agave Library
23550 N. 36th Ave., Phoenix 
602-262-4636 (closed Sun, Mon)

Desert Broom Library
29710 N. Cave Creek Rd., Phoenix 
602-262-4636 (closed Sun, Mon)

Juniper Library
1825 W. Union Hills Dr., Phoenix
602-262-4636 (closed Fri)

Cesar Chavez Library
3635 W. Baseline Rd., Laveen
602-262-4636 (closed Fri)

Desert Sage Library
7602 W. Encanto Blvd., Phoenix 
602-262-4636 (closed Sun, Mon)

Harmon Library
1325 S. 5th Ave., Phoenix
602-262-4636 (closed Sun, Mon)

Palo Verde Library
4402 N. 51st Ave., Phoenix
602-262-4636 (closed Fri)

Ironwood Library
4333 E. Chandler Blvd., Phoenix
602-262-4636 (closed Fri)

Ocotillo Library
102 W. Southern Ave., Phoenix
602-262-4636 (closed Sun, Mon)

South Mountain Library
South Mountain Community College
7050 S. 24th St., Phoenix
602-262-4636 (open 7 days)

Century Library
1750 E. Highland Ave., Phoenix
602-262-4636 (closed Sun, Mon)

Mesquite Library
4525 E. Paradise Village Parkway N., Phoenix
602-262-4636 (closed Fri)

Saguaro Library
2808 N. 46th St., Phoenix
602-262-4636 (closed Fri)

Acacia Library
750 E. Townley Ave., Phoenix
602-262-4636 (closed Sun, Mon)

Cholla Library
10050 Metro Parkway E., Phoenix
602-262-4636 (closed Fri)

Yucca Library
5648 N. 15th Ave., Phoenix
602-262-4636 (closed Sun, Mon)

North Valley Branch Library
40410 N. Gavilan Peak Pkwy, Anthem 
602-652-3000 (open 7 days)

Desert Foothills-Cave Creek Library
38443 N Schoolhouse Rd, Cave Creek
480-488-2286 (open 7 days)

You can get the details about all the library services in Phoenix, Cave Creek and Anthem as follows:

About the Phoenix Public Library

  1. Library cards are free for residents of Maricopa County. There is an annual fee for everyone else. Most library services require a library card, including checking out materials and using the computers.
  2. Reading or doing research using the library's books and periodicals at the library is free and does not require a library card. Naturally, the largest and most varied collection is at the Central Library, where you can peruse the Arizona Room collection, law collection, rare books, vehicle and appliance repair manuals, college and grad school test books, etc.
  3. The library offers unencrypted free wireless access for people who have their own laptop, notebook or PDA. Use at your own risk and bring your own power source. 
  4.  The North Valley Branch Library is part of the County library system. Wi-Fi at that branch requires a library card.
  5. The library is a perfect place to study if you need a quiet place without too many distractions. Some libraries have separate areas for this purpose.
  6. Libraries offer free programs for all ages, including computer workshops, language workshops, career enhancement, health, entertainment, musical programs, crafts, storytimes, book clubs, movies and more. These programs are almost always free. Some programs may require advance registration. You can check the calendar for programs at each library. The Burton Barr Central Library has an art gallery and offers tours, both online and at the library.

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More Valley Libraries

  • Page 1: Phoenix, CaveCreekand Anthem Public Libraries
  • Page 2: West Valley Public Libraries: Glendale, Peoria, Surprise, Sun City, Avondale, Goodyear, Buckeye, Wickenburg and Other Communities West of Phoenix
  • Page 3: Scottsdale and Fountain Hills Public Libraries
  • Page 4: East Valley Public Libraries: Tempe, Mesa, Chandler, Gilbert, Queen Creek, Apache Junction

Have a correction to this list or have you noticed an omission? Let me know!

02 of 04

West Valley Public Libraries

Sunrise Mountain Library in Peoria, AZ
Judy Hedding

Here are the addresses and the contact information for the public library locations in the cities and towns of the West Valley, west of Phoenix, Arizona.

Public Libraries in Glendale, Peoria, Avondale, Tolleson, Youngtown, El Mirage, Sun City, Surprise, Goodyear, Litchfield Park, Buckeye, Wickenburg, Aguila, Gila Bend and Waddell

Note: days of closure subject to change, so check first before you go.

Glendale Main Library
5959 W. Brown St.,Glendale 
623-930-3531 (closed Fri)

Foothills Branch Library
19055 N. 57th Ave., Glendale
623-930-3831 (closed Thu, Sun)

Velma Teague Branch Library
7010 N. 58th Ave., Glendale
623-930-3431 (closed Fri, Sun)

Peoria Main Library
8463 W. Monroe St., Peoria
623-773-7555 (open 7 days)

Sunrise Mountain Library
21109 N. 98th Ave., Peoria
623-773-8650 (open 7 days)

Avondale Civic Center Library 
11350 W. Civic Center Dr., Avondale
623-333-2602 (closed Sun)

Sam Garcia Western Avenue Library
495 E. Western Ave., Avondale
623-333-2601 (closed Sun)

Tolleson Library
9555 W Van Buren St, Tolleson
623-936-2746 (closed Sun)

Youngtown Library
12035 Clubhouse Sq, Youngtown
974-3401 (closed Sun)

El Mirage Library
14011 N. 1st Ave, El Mirage
602-652-3000 (closed Sun)

Fairway Sun City
10600 W. Peoria Ave., Sun City
602-652-3000 (closed Sat, Sun)

Goodyear Library
250 N. Litchfield Rd, Goodyear
602-652-3000 (closed Sun)

Hollyhock Library Surprise
15844 N Hollyhock, Surprise
602-652-3000 (open Tue, Thu)

Litchfield Park Library
101 W Wigwam Blvd, Litchfield Park
602-652-3000 (closed Sun)

Northwest Regional Library Surprise
16089 N. Bullard Ave., Surprise
602-652-3000 (open 7 days)

Sun City Library
16828 N. 99th Ave., Sun City
602-652-3000  (closed Sun)

Buckeye Public Library
310 N. 6th St., Buckeye
602-349-6300  (closed Sun)

Wickenburg Library
164 E. Apache Street, Wickenburg
928-684-5451 (closed Sun)

Aguila Library
51300 West U.S. 60, Aguila
602-652-3000 (closed Sun)

Gila Bend Library
202 N Euclid, Gila Bend
602-652-3000 (closed Sat, Sun)

White Tank Library Waddell
20304 W White Tank Mountain Rd, Waddell
602-652-3000 (closed Sun)

You can get the details about all the library services online:

About the West Valley Public Libraries

  1. Library cards are free for residents of Maricopa County. There is an annual fee for everyone else. Most library services require a library card, including checking out materials and using the computers. Computer access is usually limited to one hour at a time at most libraries.
  2. Reading or doing research using the library's books and periodicals at the library is free and does not require a library card. Naturally, the largest and most varied collection is at the Main Libraries of each city, where you will find the largest collection of reference materials, law books, vehicle and appliance repair manuals, college and grad school test books, etc.
  3. Glendale, Peoria, Buckeye libraries offers unencrypted free wireless access for people who have their own laptop, notebook or PDA. Use at your own risk and bring your own power source.
  4. The El Mirage, Fairway Sun City, Goodyear, Hollyhock Surprise, Litchfield Park, North Valley Regional, Sun City, Aguila, Gila Bend, and White Tank Waddell branch libraries are part of the County library system. Wi-Fi at those branches requires a library card.
  5. The library is a perfect place to study if you need a quiet place without too many distractions. Some libraries have separate areas for this purpose.
  6. Libraries offer free programs for all ages, including computer workshops, language workshops, career enhancement, health, entertainment, musical programs, crafts, storytimes, book clubs, movies and more. These programs are almost always free. Some programs may require advance registration. Each library maintains a calendar that you can check online.

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More Valley Libraries

  • Page 1: Phoenix, Cave Creek and Anthem Public Libraries
  • Page 2: West Valley Public Libraries: Glendale, Peoria, Surprise, Sun City, Avondale, Goodyear, Buckeye, Wickenburg and Other Communities West of Phoenix
  • Page 3: Scottsdale and Fountain Hills Public Libraries
  • Page 4: East Valley Public Libraries: Tempe, Mesa, Chandler, Gilbert, Queen Creek, Apache Junction

Have a correction to this list or have you noticed an omission? Let me know!

03 of 04

Scottsdale and Fountain Hills Public Libraries

Scottsdale Civic Center Library
Judy Hedding

Here are the addresses and the contact information for the public library locations in Scottsdale and Fountain Hills. The main library for the City of Scottsdale is the Civic Center Library in Downtown/Oldtown Scottsdale. If you are visiting and staying in Scottsdale, the free Scottsdale Trolley has a stop within a couple of blocks from the library.

Public Libraries in Scottsdale and Fountain Hills

Note: days of closure subject to change, so check first before you go.

Civic Center Library
3839 N. Drinkwater Blvd., Scottsdale
480-312-7323 (open 7 days)

Appaloosa Library
7377 E. Silverstone Dr, Scottsdale
480-312-7323 (closed Sun)

Arabian Library
10215 E. McDowell Mtn Ranch Rd., Scottsdale 
480-312-7323 (open 7 days)

Mustang Library
10101 N. 90th St, Scottsdale
480-312-7323 (open 7 days)

Palomino Library
12575 E. Via Linda, Scottsdale
480-312-7323 (closed Sun)

Fountain Hills Library
12901 N. La Montana Dr., Fountain Hills
602-652-3000 (closed Sun)

You can get the details about all the library services as follows:

About the Scottsdale Public Libraries

  1. Library cards are free for residents of Maricopa County. There is an annual fee for everyone else. Most library services require a library card, including checking out materials and using the computers. There may be time limitations placed on computer users.
  2. Reading or doing research using the library's books and periodicals at the library is free and does not require a library card. Naturally, the largest and most varied collection is at the Civic Center Library, where you can peruse law and reference books, vehicle and appliance repair manuals, college and grad school test books, etc.
  3. The library offers unencrypted free wireless access for people who have their own laptop, notebook or PDA. Use at your own risk and bring your own power source. 
  4.  The Fountain Hills Library is part of the County library system. Wi-Fi at that branch requires a library card.
  5. The library is a perfect place to study if you need a quiet place without too many distractions. Some libraries have separate areas for this purpose.
  6. Libraries offer free programs for all ages, including computer workshops, language workshops, career enhancement, health, entertainment, musical programs, crafts, storytimes, book clubs, movies and more. These programs are almost always free. Some programs may require advance registration. You can check the calendar for programs at each Scottsdale library.

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More Valley Libraries

  • Page 1: Phoenix, Cave Creek and Anthem Public Libraries
  • Page 2: West Valley Public Libraries: Glendale, Peoria, Surprise, Sun City, Avondale, Goodyear, Buckeye, Wickenburg and Other Communities West of Phoenix
  • Page 3: Scottsdale and Fountain Hills Public Libraries
  • Page 4: East Valley Public Libraries: Tempe, Mesa, Chandler, Gilbert, Queen Creek, Apache Junction

Have a correction to this list or have you noticed an omission? Let me know!

04 of 04

East Valley Public Libraries

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Judy Hedding

Here are addresses and contact information for the public library locations in the cities and towns of the East Valley.

Public Libraries in Tempe, Chandler, Mesa, Gilbert, Guadalupe, Queen Creek and Sun Lakes

Note: days of closure subject to change, so check first before you go.

Tempe Public Library
3500 S. Rural Road, Tempe
480-350-5500 (open 7 days)

Chandler Downtown Library
22 S. Delaware St., Chandler
480-782-2800 (open 7 days)

Hamilton Library
3700 S. Arizona Ave., Chandler
480-782-2800 (closed Sun)

Sunset Library
4930 W. Ray Rd., Chandler
480-782-2800 (open 7 days)

Basha Library
5990 S. Val Vista Dr, Chandler
480-782-2800

Mesa Main Library
64 E. First St., Mesa
480-644-3100 (closed Sun)
This library is within walking distance of a METRO Light Rail station.

Dobson Library
2425 S. Dobson Road, Mesa
480-644-3100  (closed Sun)

Red Mountain Library
635 N. Power Road, Mesa 
480-644-3100  (closed Sun)

Perry Branch Library
1965 E Queen Creek Rd, Gilbert
602-652-3000 (closed Sun)

Southeast Regional Library
775 N Greenfield Rd, Gilbert
602-652-3000 (open 7 days)

Queen Creek Branch Library
21802 S. Ellsworth Rd, Queen Creek
602-652-3000 (closed Sun)

Ed Robson Branch Library - Sun Lakes
9330 E Riggs Rd, Sun Lakes
602-652-3000 (closed Sun)

Guadalupe Branch Library
9241 S Avenida del Yaqui, Guadalupe
602-652-3000 (closed Sat/Sun)

You can get the details about all the library services online:

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More Valley Libraries

  • Page 1: Phoenix, Cave Creek and Anthem Public Libraries
  • Page 2: West Valley Public Libraries: Glendale, Peoria, Surprise, Sun City, Avondale, Goodyear, Buckeye, Wickenburg and Other Communities West of Phoenix
  • Page 3: Scottsdale and Fountain Hills Public Libraries
  • Page 4: East Valley Public Libraries: Tempe, Mesa, Chandler, Gilbert, Queen Creek, Apache Junction

Have a correction to this list or have you noticed an omission? Let me know!

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