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​Burton Barr Central Library

1221 N. Central Ave., 85004 

All Phoenix Public Library locations, with the exception of South Mountain Community Library, are offering Curbside Service. Book drops at all locations (with the exception of South Mountain Community Libraryare available 24/7. Thank you for your patience during this unprecedented time. Please check back frequently for updates.

Curbside Service is available at this location:

Monday through Saturday
8 a.m. to noon
Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday
3:30 to 5:30 p.m.


​Burton Barr Central Library is located on Central Avenue just south of McDowell Road. Visit Valley Metro for public transportation routes serving the library.

Building Facts

Size: 280,000 square feet on five levels
Opened: May 1995
Architect: bruderDWL architects
Design Leads: Will Bruder with Wendell Burnette

City of Phoenix Council District: 7


Who is Burton Barr?

Ever wonder about the person for whom the library is named? Learn about this Arizona leader.

​Mobile Printing

Print any document or web page virtually from your Internet-connected device to a printer at Burton Barr Central Library as part of our Curbside Pickup service.  Learn more of print now.

Free Public Wi-Fi

The City of Phoenix offers reliable outdoor internet access through expanded Wi-Fi coverage at various facilities, including Burton Barr Central Library. Learn more.
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Contact us with any questions you have about the Library, your account and more.

For immediate assistance please telephone the Call Center at (602) 262-4636 during our business hours.

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