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South Mountain Community LibrarySouth Mountain Community Library9 a.m to 7 p.m.9 a.m to 7 p.m.9 a.m to 7 p.m.9 a.m to 7 p.m.9 a.m. to 5 p.m.9 a.m. to 5 p.m.Closed<div class="ExternalClass35B5FD7F33FC46ED8F25DC02F32BF147">​7050 S. 24th St, 85042​<br></div>smcl<div class="ExternalClass31A6A73A2773424A9BA6C6C0A8CF03A3"><p>​South Mountain Community Library is one of a just a few libraries in the nation that serves simultaneously as a community college library and a public library.  Students and faculty from South Mountain Community College use library resources and the facilities as their research and information center.  SMCL also serves children, teens, and adults as the 17th branch of the Phoenix Public Library system.  Employees from both organizations staff this unique building and users have access to almost all of the resources that both organizations have to offer.​<br><br></p></div><div class="ExternalClass72D63CD2530F4B749986589F9DB12CF2"><p>​South Mountain Community Library is located on the campus of South Mountain Community College on 24th Street north of Baseline Road.  Please see the ​<a href="" target="_blank">Valley Metro</a> website for public transportation routes serving the library.​<br></p></div><iframe title="South Mountain Community Library" src="!1m18!1m12!1m3!1d3331.575524139218!2d-112.03346728385819!3d33.382146280793435!2m3!1f0!2f0!3f0!3m2!1i1024!2i768!4f13.1!3m3!1m2!1s0x872b0feeca04f6db%3A0xd05b0a5ff135d68!2sSouth%20Mountain%20Community%20Library!5e0!3m2!1sen!2sus!4v1600288979964!5m2!1sen!2sus" width="600" height="450" frameborder="0" style="border:0;" allowfullscreen="" aria-hidden="false" tabindex="0"></iframe><div class="ExternalClass655209B7329D4BEC8B32074B7782BEE2"><p>​<strong>Size</strong>: 50,000 square feet<br><strong>Opened</strong>: September 24, 2011<br><strong>Architect</strong>: richärd + bauer, llc</p><h3>Building Materials</h3><p>38,000 square feet of copper (76,000 pounds)<br>2,850 cubic yards of concrete<br>150,000 pounds of reinforcing steel<br>2,000 tons of aggregate materials<br>665,000 tons of steel<br>35,721 square feet of glass<br>58,000 square feet of cedar walls and ceilings​<br></p></div>



South Mountain Community Library, interiorSouth Mountain Community Library, interior
South Mountain Community Library, exteriorSouth Mountain Community Library, exterior



The Partnership Partnership1<div class="ExternalClassC41EB7AA771B4CA8A461404E8B3243DA"><div>A Partnership Between South Mountain Community College and Phoenix Public Library​.<br></div><div><br></div><div>In Fall of 2002, City of Phoenix Councilman Michael Johnson, and South Mountain Community College President Dr. Ken Atwater conceived of a partnership between South Mountain Community College and the City of Phoenix to create a joint-use library for the community of South Phoenix.  The new library became a reality when the voters of Maricopa County passed the Maricopa County Community College District bond in 2004 and the Phoenix electorate passed the City of Phoenix bond in 2006.</div><div><br></div><div>The planning for the new library began in earnest.  Over the course of the next two years, the leadership of South Mountain Community College and Phoenix Public Library worked together to develop two intergovernmental agreements.  The first, Intergovernmental Agreement between the City of Phoenix, Arizona and Maricopa Community College District for the Construction and Joint Use of a Public Library on the South Mountain Community College Campus, was signed in 2008.  The second, Agreement for the Operation of the Shared Use Community Library Located on the South Mountain Community College Campus at 7050 S. 24th Street, Phoenix, Arizona, between City of Phoenix, for and on behalf of the Phoenix Public Library Department and Maricopa County Community College District, for and on behalf of South Mountain Community College, was signed a year later.</div><div><br></div><div>By the end of 2008, the Phoenix-based architectural firm of richärd + bauer, llc, had been hired to design and build what is now known as the South Mountain Community Library.  In addition, Haydon Building Corporation had been retained in the capacity of Construction Management at Risk for the project.  Ground breaking for the building occurred on December 2, 2009.  While the construction work continued on the building, significant effort began on the development of the specific operations for this new venture.</div><div><br></div><div>These efforts culminated in the "soft" opening of the South Mountain Community Library on Tuesday, August 16, 2011.  The Grand Opening was celebrated on Saturday, September 24, 2011.<br><br></div></div>
The Awards Awards2<div class="ExternalClass476F19F202FA461190FFE69AEE7DB319"><div><ul><li>2013 American Institute of Architects/American Library Assocition, Library Leadership & Management Association Library Building Award</li><li>2012 President's Award - American Society of Landscape Architecture, Arizona Chapter </li><li>2012 North American Copper in Architecture - Copper Development Association Inc.</li><li>2012 Excellence in Design in Education - International Interior Design Association, Southwest Chapter</li><li>2012 Award of Merit in Design in a Public Facility - International Interior Design Association, Southwest Chapter</li><li>Named one of 5 New Landmark Libraries (Academic) by Library Journal in 2012</li><li>2012 North American Copper in Architecture Award - Copper Development Association, Inc.</li><li>2012 Valley Forward Crescordia Award for Environmental Excellence - Buildings and Structures, Civic</li><li>2012 Valley Forward Crescordia Award for Environmental Excellence - Buildings and Structures, Institutional</li><li>2012 Valley Forward Crescordia Award for Environmental Excellence - Art in Public Places​<br></li></ul></div><p><br></p></div>





Programs at South Mountain Community LibraryPrograms at South Mountain Community Library<i class="fas fa-calendar-alt"></i><div class="ExternalClass470D878BC26E41D2BAF2ABB1412274E9"><p>​Browse all programs at South Mountain Community Library.<br></p></div> Window
Art at SMCLArt at SMCL<i class="fa-solid fa-palette"></i> more about just some of the artful touches on view at South Mountain Community Library.<div class="ExternalClass5EABE3EFD3534733B30126F39456C703"><p>​Learn more about just some of the artful touches on view at South Mountain Community Library.<br></p><div><table class="ms-formtable" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" width="100%" style="margin-top:8px;"><tbody><tr><td valign="top" class="ms-formbody" width="350px"><div><div><div class="ExternalClass0BFAC054764040A0BEEB83DD0EB6EE95"><h2>​Public Art<br></h2><p>A multi-faceted public artwork, "Passage" by Mags Harries and Lajos Héder with poet Alberto Rios, begins with steel letters embedded in concrete in the plaza at the library's west entrance and continues to a shaded pathway that connects the library to the Western Canal Bridge, providing a pedestrian link to the Legacy Village Shopping Center. Speakers set in acoustic chairs in the plaza play recordings of poetry curated by Rios that reflect the community and local landscape. Four tre​llises spanning the path between the library and canal feature cut-out letters that cast poems in shadows along the path. The project was commissioned jointly by the Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture Public Art Program and the Maricopa County Community College District.<br></p><h2>"Baseline Blooms"</h2><p>"Baseline Blooms" is a collaborative community poem compiled by Arizona poet Alberto Rios. More than 30 community members of all ages submitted a few words, a line, phrase, short memory or observation about South Mountain communities, including Phoenix and Laveen. The poem was presented at the library's one-year anniversary celebration on September 29, 2012.​<br></p></div></div></div></td></tr></tbody></table></div>​<br></div>
Ask UsAsk Us<i class="fad fa-question"></i><div class="ExternalClass05FA82D84C824C82A82CFB36E8DA67EC"><p>​We are unable to answer legal or medical questions, search microforms or research obituaries. If your question is beyond the scope of our resources, we will let you know.<br></p><div><h2><span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US">Call Us</span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span></h2></div><div><p><span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US">For immediate assistance please telephone the Call Center at (602) 262-4636.</span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> <br><br></span></p></div><div><h3><span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US">Call Center hours:</span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> <br><br></span></h3></div><div><p><span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US">Monday through Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.</span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"><br>Sunday: Closed<br><br></span></p></div><p>Due to a high volume of calls and inquiries you may experience a temporary delay in our reply to your email. Thank you for your patience. One of our library staff will respond to you as soon as possible.</p><p>​All Phoenix Public Library locations are open. Book drops at all locations are available 24/7. <br></p><h2>Email Us<br></h2></div>
Hotspot Lending ProgramHotspot Lending Program<i class="fas fa-wifi"></i>​​WiFi Hotspots are available for check out at Phoenix Public Library.<div class="ExternalClassEC79FDF6472D4557BC89231971126052"><p>​​WiFi Hotspots are available for check out.<br></p><p>Wifi Hotspots are eligible to be placed on hold for any <a href="/locations" target="_blank">Phoenix Public Library location</a>. <span lang="EN-US"><a href="/collegedepot" target="_blank">College Depot​</a> devices are not eligible to be placed on hold.</span> </p><p><span lang="EN-US">Phoenix Public Library will notify the Library Account holder when the hold is available for pickup at the selected location based on their notification settings. Held items must be checked out by the date listed or the item will be made available to the next requester. Holds may only be checked out to the Library Account used to place the hold unless the account holder has chosen to associate their account with that of another account holder, excluding WiFi Hotspots.</span> <span lang="EN-US">For WiFi Hotspots, a maximum of five (5) devices can connect to the Hotspot at one time.</span> </p><p><span lang="EN-US">Devices and applicable charging cord(s) must be returned to the service desk at the location of original check out and directly to a library employee only during library hours of operation.</span> <br></p><p>Learn more about checking out a hotspot:​</p><h3>Req​uirements</h3><ul><li>Borrowers must have a valid Phoenix Public Library account, and either a current government issued photo identification or proof of their current address must be presented at time of checkout.</li><li>The Phoenix Public Library account holder must be in good standing, including current address and contact information, fees not exceeding $25, and not in collections.</li><li>The Library account holder must be 18 years of age or older to checkout a hotspot on their card.</li><li>The Phoenix Public Library account holder must read, understand, and sign this agreement (with link to the waiver) at the time of each hotspot check out.</li><li>Hotspots cannot be renewed.<br></li><li>Hotspots are available for checkout only at the walk-up service desk.</li><li>Hotspots may only be checked out for three weeks at a time.</li><li>Maximum of 5 devices can connect to the hotspot at one time.</li><li>Hotspot and charging cord must be returned to the same location from where it was checked out.</li><li>Hotspots should not be returned in the book drop for any reason. Borrowers will be billed for resulting damage to the hotspot and charging cord and may be denied future hotspot checkout.</li><li>Customers will continue to receive overdue notices, if applicable. If the hotspot is not returned on the 36th day of being overdue. The customer will be charged for the device and any peripherals.</li><li>Hotspots will be disabled after the due date.</li></ul><h3>Replaceme​​​​nt Fees</h3><p>The borrower is responsible for costs associated with damage, loss, or non-return of the hotspot and charging cord. The borrower will be billed for the replacement fee of the hotspot or charging cord. Accounts billed for a hotspot that have not been returned may be submitted for collections and the account charged an additional $15.00 non-negotiable collection fee.</p><p>Hotspot : $90<br>Hotspot Charger: $20 <br></p><p><br></p></div>
Mobile Printing Mobile Printing <i class="fad fa-print"></i> any document or web page virtually from your Internet-connected device to a printer at any Phoenix Public Library location.<div class="ExternalClassCC063B6EB47D44CE9DADE7921674D318"><p></p><div><table class="ms-formtable " cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" width="100%"><tbody><tr><td valign="top" class="ms-formbody " width="350px"><h2>Print from anywhere!​<br></h2>Print any document or web page virtually from your Internet-connected device to a printer at any <a href="/locations">Phoenix Public Library location​</a>.<br><p>Print any document or web page virtually from your Internet-connected device to a printer at one of the library locations below.</p><p>The Library offers both black-and-white or color printing and photocopying. C​harges are as follows:</p><ul><li><strong>Black & ​white</strong> - 20¢ per page (10¢ per page at <a href="/locations/smcl">South Mountain Community Library</a>)</li><li><strong style="color:#ff0000;">C<span style="color:#ffa500;">o</span><span style="color:#008000;">l</span><span style="color:#0000ff;">o</span><span style="color:#800080;">r</span></strong> - 40¢ per page (50¢​ per page at <a href="/locations/smcl">South Mountain Community Library</a>)</li></ul><p>Print or copy jobs may be paid for with cash only and may be paid with $1 and $5 bills as well as coins. Prices vary due to contractual agreements with the leasing agencies involved.<br></p><h3>​​Send a print job​<br></h3><p>Before visiting the library, access the link below, and follow the instructions provided. Allow for at least 30 minutes for your print job to be available for pick-up.​<br><br></p><p><strong><a href="" target="_blank">Burton Barr Central Library</a></strong><br>1221 N. Central Ave., 85008</p><p><strong><a href="" target="_blank">Acacia Li​brary</a></strong><br>750 E. Townley Ave., 85020</p><p><strong><a href="" target="_blank">Agave Library</a></strong><br>23550 N. 36th Ave, 85310</p><p><strong><a href="" target="_blank">Century Library</a></strong><br>1750 E. Highland Ave., 85016</p><p><strong><a href="" target="_blank">Cesar Chavez Library</a></strong><br>3635 W. Baseline, Rd. 85339</p><p><strong><a href="" target="_blank">Cholla Library</a></strong><br>10050 Metro Parkway E., 85051</p><p><strong><a href="" target="_blank">Desert Broom Library</a></strong><br>29710 N. Cave Creek Rd, 85331</p><p><strong><a href="" target="_blank">Desert Sage Library</a></strong><br>7602 W. Encanto Blvd., 85035</p><p><strong><a href="" target="_blank">Harmon Library</a></strong><br>1325 S. 5th Ave., 85003</p><p><strong><a href="" target="_blank">Ironwood Library</a></strong><br>4333 E. Chandler Blvd, 85048</p><p><strong><a href="" target="_blank">Juniper Library</a></strong><br>1825 W. Union Hills Dr., 85027</p><p><strong><a href="" target="_blank">Mesquite Library</a></strong><br>4525 E. Paradise Village Parkway N., 85032</p><p><strong><a href="" target="_blank">Ocotillo Library & Workforce Literacy Center</a></strong><br>102 W. Southern Ave., 85041</p><p><strong><a href="" target="_blank">Palo Verde Library</a></strong><br>4402 N. 51st Ave.</p><p><strong><a href="" target="_blank">Saguaro Library</a></strong><br>2808 N. 46th St., 85008</p><p><strong>​</strong><strong><a href="" target="_blank">South Mountain Community Library</a></strong><br>7050 S. 24th St.,85042</p><p><strong><a href="" target="_blank">Yucca Library​</a></strong><br>5648 N. 15th Ave., 85015​​<br></p></td></tr></tbody></table><br></div><div><br></div></div>
Outdoor SpacesOutdoor Spaces<i class="fa-solid fa-sun-bright"></i> your book outside in one of our outdoor spaces. There is a courtyard garden on the first floor, and a terrace on the second floor. <div class="ExternalClass255D482C96D64D978B85860F56A0CF0D"><p>​Enjoy your book outside in one of our outdoor spaces. There is a courtyard garden on the 1st floor, and a terrace on the 2nd floor. ​<br></p></div>