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Burton Barr Central LibraryBurton Barr Central Library8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Curbside)8:00 AM - 12:00 PM & 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM (Curbside)8:00 AM - 12:00 PM & 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM (Curbside)8:00 AM - 12:00 PM & 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM (Curbside)8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Curbside)8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Curbside)Closed<div class="ExternalClass433CE1E97A3041ED98E74205B4B83518"><p>​1221 N. Central Ave., 85004<br></p></div>Curbside Service Onlyburton-barr<div class="ExternalClass3A8F1F05C8B748DCB7014581FEC96128"><p>The Burton Barr Central Library houses a collection of 1 million volumes and the facility includes:<br></p><ul><li>​Great Reading Room is on the fifth floor and one acre in area.<br></li><li>hive @ central is a discovery space for buisness entrepreneurs.​<br></li><li>Arizona Room houses a research collection focused on the Southwest.<br></li><li>College Depot is a free, full-service college planning center.<br></li><li>Central Gallery is a fine art exhibition gallery featuring work by Arizona artists.<br></li><li>Rare Book Room<br></li><li>Teen Central</li><li>Children's Place<br></li></ul><p>Curbside Service is available at this location.<br></p></div><div class="ExternalClass658B80FD6C04473BBD148FF2E108D9A9"><p>​​Burton Barr Central Library is located on Central Avenue just south of McDowell Road. Visit <a href="https://www.valleymetro.org/" target="_blank">Valley Metro</a> for public transportation routes serving the library.<br></p></div><iframe src="https://www.google.com/maps/embed?pb=!1m18!1m12!1m3!1d3328.4978895605345!2d-112.07536488440913!3d33.46238585602924!2m3!1f0!2f0!3f0!3m2!1i1024!2i768!4f13.1!3m3!1m2!1s0x872b123fae21ce6b%3A0x91c09c861ba4ed55!2sBurton%20Barr%20Central%20Library!5e0!3m2!1sen!2sus!4v1600382094556!5m2!1sen!2sus" width="600" height="450" frameborder="0" style="border:0;" allowfullscreen="" aria-hidden="false" tabindex="0"></iframe><div class="ExternalClass8EDA1E5A7A424A5598F4DEB7EBC9DF50"><p>​<strong>Size</strong>: 280,000 square feet on five levels<br><strong>Opened</strong>: May 1995<br><strong>Architect</strong>: bruderDWL architects<br><strong>Design Leads</strong>: Will Bruder with Wendell Burnette</p><p><strong>City of Phoenix Council District</strong>: 7<br></p></div>https://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/locations/burton-barr

 

 

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Accessibility ResourcesAccessibility Resourceshttps://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/services/accessibility-resources<div class="ExternalClass4856E1E748C54C09BB46E6332684AEB5"><p>​Burton Barr Central Library also offers a variety of accessible services and resources. Accessible parking spaces are available in the parking lot north of the building.</p><p>Cholla Library offers a dedicated assistive computer workstation. Accessible parking spaces are available in the parking lot north of the building.</p><p>Both libraries are served by Valley Metro light rail and buses.​</p><h3>Assistive Technology Center</h3><h4>Burton Barr Central Library</h4><p>Burton Barr Centr​al Library has three dedicated assistive computer workstations located on the second floor for customers with disabilities.</p><p>Customers may use the assistive computer stations on a first come, first served basis by presenting their library card at the Second Floor computer assistance desk during all open hours. Customers may have one two-hour session each day.</p><p>To ensure that the assistive computers remain available for customers who are unable to use the standard public computers, customers must specify and be using at least one of the following features at all times.</p><p>Assistive technology programs and adaptive equipment available:</p><ul><li>ZoomText screen magnifier</li><li>Juliet Braille embosser </li><li>JAWS screen reading software</li><li>Kurzweil text to speech software/scanners</li><li>Duxbury Braille translation software</li><li>Adjustable computer furniture</li><li>Trackball mouse</li></ul><p>Print enlarging closed circuit televisions are also available at this location.<br></p><p>A Sorenson videophone for sign language calls is located on the Second Floor, available on a first come, first served basis.</p><h4>Cholla Library<br></h4><div><div><div webpartid="0c62aca3-bdb2-474d-93b4-d6646f7b6b6b"><div><p>Cholla​ Library has one dedicated assistive computer workstation.</p></div><div></div></div></div><div><div><div><div webpartid="b3846bd7-fc17-4795-a5aa-c73e83343edb"><div><h3>Services Available</h3><ul><li>Assistive Technology Computer Workstations<a href="/ServicesForYou/AccessibilityCenter/Pages/Assistive-Technology-PC-Workstations.aspx"> </a>(Second Floor)</li><li>Talking Books - Phoenix Public Library in agreement with the Arizona State Braille and Talking Book Library provides information, applications and replacement equipment for talking books.<br></li><li>Public TTY with pay phone located on the east side of the second floor.<br></li><li>Sorenson Videophone (located in the Magazine and Newspaper Department on the second floor)<br></li></ul><h4>Resources<br></h4><ul><li>Large Type books and periodicals</li><li>Books in Braille</li><li>DVS (Descriptive Video Service) videos - closed caption DVDs are shelved with the general DVD collection.<br></li></ul><p>For more information call 602-262-4636.  TTY 602-254-8205.<br></p></div><div></div></div></div><div></div></div><div><div><div webpartid="7366c16a-29fd-4803-a556-fcdf8555b3bd"><h3>Books by Mail</h3><p>Phoenix Public Library no longer offers a books by mail service.<br><br>Please visit the Maricopa County Library District​​'s website for information on their books by mail service.<br></p><div></div></div></div></div></div><div><div webpartid="4e361276-71ed-4cbf-ba7f-d5e1aedac59c"><h3>​​eResources Accessibility</h3><p>Many of our eResou​rces have accessibility features including:<br></p><h4>Increased font size</h4><p></p><ul><li>Greater Phoenix Digital Library<br></li><li>hoopla</li><li>New York Times Online</li><li>Press Reader</li></ul><h4>Dyslexic font for eBooks</h4><ul><li>Greater Phoenix Digital Library</li></ul><h4>Audiobooks</h4><ul><li>Greater Phoenix Digital Library<br></li><li>hoopla</li><li>RB Digital<br></li></ul><h4>Screen reader compatibility</h4><ul><li>Greater Phoenix Digital Library<br></li><li>hoopla</li><li>New York Times Online</li><li>Press Reader<br></li></ul><h4>Captions/transcripts for video</h4><ul><li>hoopla</li><li>Kanopy<br><br></li></ul></div></div></div></div>
Ask UsAsk Us<i class="fad fa-question"></i>https://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/services/ask-us<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}"> </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}"> </span></h3></div><div><p><span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US">Monday, Friday & Saturday</span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> <br></span><span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US">8 a.m. to 5 p.m.</span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span></p></div><div><p><span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US">Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday</span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> <br></span><span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US">8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.</span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> ​</span></p></div><p>Due to a high volume of calls and inquiries in response to our newly launched Curbside Service, 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>Check out our <a href="/services/faq" target="_blank">FAQs​</a> for currently-offered services and programs during Phoenix Public Library's closure.<br></p><p>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 Library) are available 24/7. Thank you for your patience during this unprecedented time. Please check back frequently for updates.<br></p><h2>Email Us<br></h2></div>
College DepotCollege Depothttps://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/collegedepotOur team of college planning advisors and assistants offer one-on-one appointments and workshops regarding admissions, financial aid, and scholarships.<div class="ExternalClassFE80071C88474EA6905587927C8B405E"><p>​College Depot is a free, full-service college access center located at the Burton Barr Central Library in Phoenix, Arizona​. College Depot is a program of the Phoenix Public Library. Our team of college planning advisors and assistants offer one-on-one appointments and workshops regarding admissions, financial aid, and scholarships. Call as at 602.261.8847, email college.depot@phoenix.gov, or <a href="https://tiny.cc/CDrequest" target="_blank"><strong>click here​</strong></a> to schedule an appointment.<br></p></div>
Mobile PrintingMobile Printing<i class="fad fa-print"></i>https://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/services/computers-internet/mobile-printingPrint any document or web page virtually from your Internet-connected device to a printer at a participating library location as part of our Curbside Pickup service. <div class="ExternalClass8D15FC451A4D4C92A9BA5A7368257EBF"><p>Print any document or web page virtually from your Internet-connected device to a printer at one of the library locations below as part of our Curbside Pickup service. There is no charge for printing and this service is available to both vehicle and walk-up customers.</p><p>Before visiting the library’s Curbside Service, access the link below, and follow the instructions provided. Allow for at least a 30 minute window before your print job will be available for pick-up.</p><p>Once you’ve arrived at the library’s Curbside Service, call the number posted with your e-mail address and a staff member will bring your completed print job to you.​</p><p><em>To reduce the spread of COVID-19, please wear a face covering and practice appropriate social distancing at all times.</em></p><p>​Mobile Printing is currently only available at the following library locations.​<br><br></p><div><h3><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink"><a href="https://www.printeron.net/ppl/burtonbarr" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">Bur</a></span></span><a href="https://www.printeron.net/ppl/burtonbarr" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">ton Barr Central Library</span></span> </a></h3><h3><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559738":40,"335559739":0,"335559740":259}">1221 N. Central Ave., 85008​<br><br></span></h3></div><div><h3><span data-contrast="none"></span><a href="https://www.printeron.net/ppl/acacia" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">Acacia Library</span></span> <br></a><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"></span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559738":40,"335559739":0,"335559740":259}">750 E. Townley Ave., 85020</span></h3><h3><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559738":40,"335559739":0,"335559740":259}">​<br><a href="https://www.printeron.net/ppl/cesarchavez" target="_blank">Cesar Chavez Library​</a><br>3635 W. Baseline, Rd. 85339</span></h3><h3><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559738":40,"335559739":0,"335559740":259}"> </span></h3></div><div><h3><span data-contrast="none"></span><a href="https://www.printeron.net/ppl/cholla" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">Cholla Library</span></span> <br></a><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"></span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559738":40,"335559739":0,"335559740":259}">10050 Metro Parkway E., 85051<br> </span></h3></div><div><h3><span data-contrast="none"></span><a href="https://www.printeron.net/ppl/desertsage" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US" style="color:#0072c6;"><span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">Desert Sage Library</span></span></a><span data-contrast="none" style="color:#0072c6;"></span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559738":40,"335559739":0,"335559740":259}"> <br>7602 W. Encanto Blvd., 85035<br><br></span></h3></div><div><h3><span data-contrast="none"></span><a href="https://www.printeron.net/ppl/harmon" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">Harmon Library</span></span> <br></a><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"></span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559738":40,"335559739":0,"335559740":259}">1325 S. 5th Ave., 85003<br> </span></h3></div><div><h3><span data-contrast="none"></span><a href="https://www.printeron.net/ppl/juniper" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">Juniper Library</span></span> <br></a><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"></span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559738":40,"335559739":0,"335559740":259}">1825 W. Union Hills Dr., 85027</span></h3><h3><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559738":40,"335559739":0,"335559740":259}">​<br><a href="https://www.printeron.net/ppl/ocotillo" target="_blank">Ocotillo Library & Workforce Literacy Center</a></span></h3><h3><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559738":40,"335559739":0,"335559740":259}">102 W. Southern Ave., 85041</span></h3><h3><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559738":40,"335559739":0,"335559740":259}"><span style="color:#0072c6;">​</span><br style="color:#0072c6;"><a href="https://www.printeron.com/ppl/paloverde" target="_blank">Palo Verde Library​</a><br>4402 N. 51st Ave.<br><br></span></h3></div><div><h3><span data-contrast="none"></span><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink"><a href="https://www.printeron.net/ppl/saguaro" target="_blank">Saguaro Library​</a></span></span> <br>2808 N. 46th St., 85008<br><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"></span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559738":40,"335559739":0,"335559740":259}"> </span></h3></div><div><h3><span data-contrast="none"></span><a href="https://www.printeron.net/ppl/yucca" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener"><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"><span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">Yucca Library</span></span></a><span data-contrast="none"></span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559738":40,"335559739":0,"335559740":259}"> <br>5648 N. 15th Ave., 85015​</span></h3></div></div>
Who is Burton Barr?Who is Burton Barr?<i class="fad fa-user-tie"></i>https://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/locations/burton-barr/who-is-burton-barr<div class="ExternalClassE1919EE722E342CCAB142050528ADC28"><p>Burton S. Barr (1917 - 1997) ​was a successful businessman, a decorated World War II hero and Arizona’s most powerful politician for two decades as Speaker of the House.</p><p>Through the halls of state government and in the midst of the marching three-piece-suits, Barr often dressed in a yellow pullover sweater, casual slacks and one of his favorite hats made of wool patchwork with a roller-coaster brim.  Talking, waving, smiling and always making deals for the good of the people who elected him, Barr moved graciously in any setting.</p><p>A selfless fundraiser and tireless worker for dozens of charities, a longtime colleague recalled that when Barr was asked to help out, “He just couldn’t say no!”</p><p>But Burton Barr was first and foremost a family man.  “My family comes first.  I’ve been successful…in not letting my political career…interfere with all the chores and pleasures every family goes through.”</p><p>In recognition for his support of making information services available to all, ​Burton Barr Central Library was named in his honor in 1997.​</p><h3>Learn More</h3><p>"A study of the right man in the right place at the right time." ~author, Phillip VanderMeer​</p><p>Forthcoming from <a href="http://www.uapress.arizona.edu/" target="_blank" title="Go to the Press website.">University of Arizona Press​</a>, Burton Barr: Mr. Magic, Political Leadership, and Transforming Arizona is a study of Barr’s life and career.  It examines a fascinating character whose strategies, behavior and personality demonstrate effective legislative leadership. It also describes a period in which Arizona politics and policy making were pragmatic and centrist, rather than following a strictly ideological approach. Working at a time and in a place ready for change, Barr was key as a man with impressive leadership skills and a focus on effectiveness and outcomes.</p><p>The book is based on a series of interviews conducted by Jack Pfister with local leaders including Alfredo Gutierrez, Terry Goddard, Governor Jane Dee Hull, Eddie Basha and Burton Barr himself.  <a href="http://burtonbarr.com/oral-histories" target="_blank" title="Visit the Burton Barr book website to explore the oral histories.">Listen and learn more</a>.<br></p></div>
hive @ centralhive @ centralhttps://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/hiveOur mission is to offer every entrepreneur and small business owner the tools they need to start and grow their dream!<div class="ExternalClass8F337C18146D4BAAA0FCBEA3D1730EF8"><h3></h3><p>Our mission is to offer every entrepreneur and small business owner the tools they need to start and grow their dream!​<br></p></div>