Burton Barr Central Library is located on Central Avenue just south of McDowell Road. Visit Valley Metro for public transportation routes serving the library.
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.
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:
Bridges to America
Center for Children’s Literature
Foundation and Grants Collection
Rare Book Room
A free, one-hour walking Art & Architecture Tour is offered the first Saturday of each month at 11 a.m. Meet at the Welcome Desk near the entrance. Get a preview with this virtual tour of the library’s art collection.
Size: 280,000 square feet on five levelsOpened: May 1995Architect: bruderDWL architectsDesign Leads: Will Bruder with Wendell Burnette
City of Phoenix Council District: 7
Burton Barr Central Library has meeting space available to rent. Learn more about Central Library meeting rooms, after-hours rentals, and meeting room use guidelines.