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​Desert Broom Library

29710 N. Cave Creek Rd., 85331

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.

Curbside Service is available at this location:

Monday through Saturday
8 a.m. to noon
Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday
3:30 to 5:30 p.m.


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

Free Public Wi-Fi
The City of Phoenix offers reliable outdoor internet access through expanded Wi-Fi coverage at various facilities, including Desert Broom Library. Learn more.

  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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