Burton Barr Central Library is located on Central Avenue just south of McDowell Road. Visit Valley Metro for public transportation routes serving the library.
Size: 280,000 square feet on five levelsOpened: May 1995Architect: bruderDWL architectsDesign Leads: Will Bruder with Wendell Burnette
City of Phoenix Council District: 7
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In addition to the largest collection of books, DVDs, CDs and other materials in the Phoenix Public Library system, Central Library has many unique resources, including:
hive @ central
Rare Book Room
Foundation and Grants Collection
Monday - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday - 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.Wednesday - 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.Thursday - 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.Friday - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.Saturday - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.Sunday - 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Burton Barr Central Library has four meeting rooms, which may be rented during normal library hours. Varying in capacity from 26 to 250 people, each room has multiple seating configurations. After-hours rentals are also available. Learn more about the spaces and amenities.
You can also reserve and pay for the room through our online reservation system.
Print any document or web page virtually from your Internet-connected device to a printer at Burton Barr Central Library. Learn more or print now.
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.