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​Desert Broom Library

29710 N. Cave Creek Rd., 85331

Effective Monday, March 16, all Phoenix Public Library locations and book drops will be temporarily closed. We are extending our borrowing period and waiving all due dates until further notice. Thank you for your patience during this unprecedented time and check back frequently for more details.


Desert Broom Library is located south of Tatum Blvd. on Cave Creek Road.

  Photo by Bill Timmerman

​About Desert Broom Library

Conceptually borrowing from the symbiotic relationship between a young Saguaro and a nurse tree, the building's large roof creates a nurturing microclimate for growth, providing shelter and protection from the weather. Designed to fit into the desert site with a minimum of disturbance, the facility has been LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified by the United States Green Building Council.

A multi-purpose room seats 60.


2004 Merit Award, Design Awards category, AIA Arizona

2005 Pride Award, Commercial Best of Show, IIDA, Southwest Chapter Design Competition

2005 Honor Award (overall design excellence), AIA, Western Mountain Region

2005 Valley Forward Association, Crescordia Award for Environmental Excellence, Buildings & Structures - Public Assembly

2005 Grand Award Best In The West, Best Public/Private Special Use Facility, Gold Nugget Awards

2006 ALA/IIDA Award for Innovation in Sustainable Design

​Building Facts

Size: 15,000 square feet
Opened: February 2005
Architect: richärd + bauer architecture, llc

City of Phoenix Council District: 2

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