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Palo Verde Library

4402 N. 51st Ave., 85031

Temporary closure and relocation notice

Due to a reflooring project, the Palo Verde Library building will be closed and the library be offering the following express services at the Maryvale Community Center through mid-late February:

  • Access to Best Picks
  • Storytime programming
  • Public computer access

Temporary hours will be as follows:

Monday - Thursday: 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Friday:  9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Closed Sundays and holidays.

Unfortunately, WiFi access will be unavailable at the Palo Verde Library express services location.  You may continue to access WiFi at nearby Desert Sage and Yucca Libraries.  Palo Verde Library's book drop will remain available and we are always open online.

Palo Verde Library will reopen at the permanent location by the end of February.  We apologize for any inconvenience this might cause.


Palo Verde Library is located on 51st Avenue north of Indian School Road. Visit Valley Metro for public transportation routes serving the library.

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​Upcoming Events

Visit our Calendar of Events to see what's happening at Palo Verde Library.


Monday - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tuesday - 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Wednesday - 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
​Thursday- 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Friday - Closed
Saturday - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday - 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

​About Palo Verde Library

Sharing the Maryvale Community Complex with the Maryvale Community Center and Maryvale Pool, Palo Verde Library is helping west Phoenix residents engage in a "mind/body dialogue." 

A variety of spaces are available for community meetings at the adjacent Maryvale Community Center. Call 602-262-5030 for more information.


2009 Honor Award, AIA/ALA National

2007 Honor Award, AIA National

2006 Merit Award, AIA Western Mountain Region

2006 WESTMARC Best of the West Award for Architectural Innovation

2006 Pride Award, IIDA International Interior Design Association - Southwest Chapter, Award of Merit (Public Facility)

Named one of 10 New Landmark Libraries by Library Journal in 2011

Meeting Room Rental

Meeting room space is available at the adjacent Maryvale Community Center.  For more information, call 602-262-5030.

  Photo by Bill Timmerman.

​Building Facts

Size: 16,000 sq. ft.
Opened: January 2006
Architect: Gould Evans + Wendell Burnette Architects

City of Phoenix Council District: 5

​Ask Us

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.