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​Who We Are

Phoenix Public Library - a system of 16 branches and the Burton Barr Central Library - serves the metropolitan area of Phoenix, Arizona.


Library Advisory Board

Appointed by the Mayor and Phoenix City Council, the Library Advisory Board counsels Library staff on policy matters. These volunteers give their time to make your library great!  Meet the members of our Library Advisory Board.

Annual Reports

In the year ending June 30, 2013, more than 4.8 million people visited Phoenix Public Library locations, checking out more than 11.1 million books, DVDs and CDs. 

But, numbers only tell part of the story.  Learn more from our Annual Report.

​A Little History

Since 1897, Phoenix Public Library has served the growing communities of this southwestern metropolis. Discover the milestones in our historical timeline.