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Mission Statement:

We connect today's community to a world of possibilities.

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.

Who We Are

Explore our history, learn more about what we're doing through our annual reports, and meet the Library Advisory Board.  Discover Who We Are.

State of the Library

Phoenix Public Library (PPL) a system of libraries comprised of central Phoenix’s flagship, Burton Barr Central Library (BBCL) and 16 branch locations, provides greater Phoenix communities and individuals an essential support system with one of the greatest empowerment gifts of all:  free access to trustworthy information. A reliable entrée to knowledge platforms, cultural experiences, career and college readiness, entrepreneurial expertise and resources that champion lifelong learning for all, throughout every stage of life…and all accompanied with the personalized expertise of a librarian, is what communities throughout greater Phoenix find at Phoenix Public Library. Circulating over 10 million library items a year provides the foundation of Phoenix Public Library’s service delivery and enables the library system to offer more than 1,000 life-changing and entertaining services, programs and workshops for kids, teens, families and adults every month. Read through the highlights as presented by Rita Hamilton, Phoenix Public Library City Librarian.

Strategic Plan

Learn about Phoenix Public Library's 2019-2023 Strategic Plan.


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