Public Libraries in Greater Phoenix

  • 01 of 04

    Phoenix, Cave Creek and Anthem Public Libraries

    Phoenix Public Library
    ••• 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...MORE (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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    • 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

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  • 02 of 04

    West Valley Public Libraries

    Sunrise Mountain Library in Peoria, AZ
    ••• 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,...MORE 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

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  • 03 of 04

    Scottsdale and Fountain Hills Public Libraries

    Scottsdale Civic Center Library
    ••• 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...MORE 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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    • 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

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  • 04 of 04

    East Valley Public Libraries

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    ••• Chandler Public Library. 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...MORE 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!