Phoenix Public Library

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Rita Hamilton
City Librarian

Phoenix Public Library connects today's community to a world of possibilities through a system of 16 branches and the Burton Barr Central Library.  View a list of locations and hours.

With a collection of nearly 2 million items, Phoenix Public Library offers books, DVDs, CDs and a wide variety of digital resources. To search for a specific item or simply browse the collection, visit the Library's website.

A Phoenix Public Library card is available for FREE to Maricopa County residents. Visit any of our 17 locations and fill out a library card application.  Proof of identification is required - view the list of acceptable identification on the library's website.

Loan periods vary by material type. Materials may be renewed if not requested by another customer. Renewals may be done in person, online by logging into your library account, or by calling 602-534-6666.

Fees for overdue materials can be paid at any Library location or online by logging into your library account. Phoenix Public Library uses a collection agency to recover overdue materials when a customer's account balance exceeds $75.

The Library offers free Internet access with a valid Phoenix Public Library card at all locations. Free Wi-Fi is also available. A variety of personal computer workstations are available to meet customers' needs. The Library also offers free computer classes at locations around the Valley.

Phoenix Public Library offers free programs for children, teens and adults. View our online calendar of events to find a program near you.

Contact Information

  • General Information: 602-262-4636
  • TDD: 602-254-8205