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Burton Barr Central LibraryBurton Barr Central Library9 a.m. to 5 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.1 p.m. to 5 p.m.<div class="ExternalClass433CE1E97A3041ED98E74205B4B83518"><p>​1221 N. Central Ave., 85004<br></p></div>burton-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><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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Make a Reservation for an In-Building Visit at Burton Barr Central LibraryMake a Reservation for an In-Building Visit at Burton Barr Central Library<i class="fas fa-calendar-check"></i>https://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/Lists/Links/DispForm.aspx?ID=721https://calendar.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/spaces?lid=12033New Window
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}"> <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: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.<br></span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}">Tuesday: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.<br>Wednesday: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.<br>Thursday: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.<br>Friday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.<br>Saturday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.<br>Sunday: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.<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>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 open. Book drops at all locations are available 24/7. <br></p><h2>Email Us<br></h2></div>
College DepotCollege Depothttps://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/collegedepotOur team of college planning advisors and assistants offer free one-on-one appointments and workshops regarding admissions, financial aid, and scholarships.<div class="ExternalClassFE80071C88474EA6905587927C8B405E"><h4>College Depot is currently offering virtual and phone appointments 6 days a week and in-person appointments Wednesdays and Saturdays.​ Call us at 602.261.8847, email <a href="mailto:college.depot@phoenix.gov" target="_blank" style="text-decoration:underline;"><span style="color:#0000ff;"><strong>college.depot@phoenix.gov​</strong></span></a>, or click <a href="https://tiny.cc/CDrequest" target="_blank" style="text-decoration:underline;"><span style="color:#0000ff;"><strong>here​</strong></span></a> to schedule an appointment.​​<br><br></h4><p>College Depot at Phoenix Public Library is a free, full-service college access center located at the Burton Barr Central Library in Phoenix, Arizona. Our team of college planning and re-engagement advisors offer one-on-one appointments to assist with all action steps necessary to earn a GED, diploma, college degree or apprenticeship, and host workshops including admissions, financial aid, scholarships, and more.<br><br></p></div>
Hotspot Lending ProgramHotspot Lending Program<i class="fas fa-wifi"></i>https://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/services/computers-internet/hotspot-lending-program​​WiFi Hotspots are now available for check out at Phoenix Public Library.<div class="ExternalClass4C80E015F40C4BA8A8E37860E10DD694"><h3>​<span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US">​WiFi</span><span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US"> Hotspots are now available for check out.</span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> <br></span><br></h3><h3><span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US">Learn more about checking out a hotspot:</span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> <br>​</span></h3><h2><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US">Requirements</span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559685":-360,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span></h2><div><div><ul role="list"><li data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="2" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="1" role="listitem" data-aria-level="1"><p><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US">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.</span><span data-ccp-props="{"134233279":true,"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span></p></li><li data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="2" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="2" role="listitem" data-aria-level="1"><p><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US">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.</span><span data-ccp-props="{"134233279":true,"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span></p></li><li data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="2" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="3" role="listitem" data-aria-level="1"><p><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US">The Library account holder must be 18 years of age or older to checkout a hotspot on their card.</span><span data-ccp-props="{"134233279":true,"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span></p></li><li data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="2" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="4" role="listitem" data-aria-level="1"><p><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US">The Phoenix Public Library account holder must read, understand, and sign </span><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US">this agreement</span><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"> (with link to the waiver)</span><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"> at the time of each hotspot check out.</span><span data-ccp-props="{"134233279":true,"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span></p></li><li data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="2" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="5" role="listitem" data-aria-level="1"><p><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US">Hotspots cannot be reserved/held or renewed.</span><span data-ccp-props="{"134233279":true,"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span></p></li></ul></div></div><div><div><ul role="list"><li data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="2" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="1" role="listitem" data-aria-level="1"><p><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US">Hotspots are available for checkout only at the walk-up service desk.</span><span data-ccp-props="{"134233279":true,"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span></p></li><li data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="2" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="3" role="listitem" data-aria-level="1"><p><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US">Hotspots may only be checked out for three weeks at a time.</span><span data-ccp-props="{"134233279":true,"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span></p></li><li data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="2" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="4" role="listitem" data-aria-level="1"><p><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US">Maximum of 5 devices can connect to the hotspot at one time.</span><span data-ccp-props="{"134233279":true,"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span></p></li><li data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="2" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="5" role="listitem" data-aria-level="1"><p><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US">Hotspot and charging cord must be returned to the same location from where it was checked out.</span></p></li></ul></div></div><div><div><ul role="list"><li data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="2" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="1" role="listitem" data-aria-level="1"><p><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US">Hotspots should </span><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US">not</span><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US"> 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.</span><span data-ccp-props="{"134233279":true,"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span></p></li><li data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="2" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="2" role="listitem" data-aria-level="1"><p><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US">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.</span><span data-ccp-props="{"134233279":true,"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span></p></li><li data-leveltext="" data-font="Symbol" data-listid="2" aria-setsize="-1" data-aria-posinset="3" role="listitem" data-aria-level="1"><p><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US">Hotspots will be disabled after the due date.</span><span data-ccp-props="{"134233279":true,"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span></p></li></ul></div><h2><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US">Replacement Fees</span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559685":-360,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> <br><br></span></h2><p><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US">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.</span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559685":-270,"335559739":120,"335559740":259}"> </span></p></div><div><p><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US">Hotspot : $90</span> <br><span data-contrast="none" lang="EN-US">Hotspot Charger: $20</span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> ​</span></p></div><p><br></p></div>
Laptop Lending ProgramLaptop Lending Program<i class="fas fa-laptop"></i>https://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/services/computers-internet/laptop-lending-programLaptops are now available for check out at Phoenix Public Library.<div class="ExternalClass5F1846CB195F4CB8BC5C8A2608BA0139"><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="ExternalClass4C80E015F40C4BA8A8E37860E10DD694"><h3><span data-contrast="auto" lang="EN-US">​​Laptops are now available for check out.</span><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> Learn more about checking out a laptop​​:<span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}" style="font-size:1.15em;background-color:transparent;"> ​</span><br></span></h3><h3><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}">​<br></span></h3></div></div></div></td></tr></tbody></table></div><h2>​Requirements<br></h2><ul><li><p>​​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. </p></li><li><p>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. </p></li><li><p>The Library account holder must be 18 years of age or older to checkout a laptop on their card. </p></li><li><p>The Phoenix Public Library account holder must read, understand, and sign this agreement at the time of each laptop check out. </p></li><li><p>Laptops cannot be reserved/held or renewed. <br></p></li><li><p>Laptops may only be checked out for 3 weeks at a time. </p></li><li><p>Laptop and charging cord must be returned to the same location from where it was checked out. </p></li><li><p>Laptops should not be returned in the book drop for any reason. Borrowers will be billed for resulting damage to the laptop and charging cord and may be denied future laptop checkout. </p></li><li><p>Laptops will be restored to their original condition after every reboot; it is the responsibility of the user to save their files and information. </p></li><li><p>Laptops will be disabled and wiped after the due date.<br></p></li><li><p>​Customers will continue to receive overdue notices, if applicable. If the laptop is not returned on the 36th day of being overdue, a police report will be filed to initiate laptop recovery.​​<br></p></li></ul><h2>Replacement Fees<br>​<br></h2><p>​​The borrower is responsible for costs associated with damage, loss, or non-return of the laptop and charging cord. The borrower will be billed for the replacement fee of the laptop or charging cord. Accounts billed for a laptop that have not been returned may be submitted for collections and the account charged an additional $15.00 non-negotiable collection fee. </p><p>Laptop: $550 </p><p>Laptop Cord: $40​<br></p><br></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. <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.<br>There is no charge for printing.<br></p><p>Before visiting the library, 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>​​Mobile Printing is currently available at the following library locations.​<br><br></p><div><h3><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">Burton 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​<br><br></span></h3><h3><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559738":40,"335559739":0,"335559740":259}"><a href="https://www.printeron.net/ppl/agave" target="_blank">Agave Library</a><br>23550 N. 36th Ave, 85310​​<br><br></span></h3><h3><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559738":40,"335559739":0,"335559740":259}"><a href="https://www.printeron.net/ppl/century" target="_blank">Century Library</a><br>​1750 E. Highland Ave., 85016<br>​<br></span></h3><h3><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559738":40,"335559739":0,"335559740":259}"><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</span></h3><h3><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559738":40,"335559739":0,"335559740":259}">​<br><a href="https://www.printeron.net/ppl/desertbroom" target="_blank">Desert Broom Library</a><br>29710 N. Cave Creek Rd, 85331​<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><br></span></h3><h3><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559738":40,"335559739":0,"335559740":259}"><a href="https://www.printeron.net/ppl/ironwood" target="_blank">Ironwood Library</a><br>4333 E. Chandler Blvd, 85048​​<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<br><br></span></h3><h3><span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559738":40,"335559739":0,"335559740":259}"><a href="https://www.printeron.net/ppl/mesquite" target="_blank">Mesquite Library​</a><br>4525 E. Paradise Village Parkway N., 85032​​<br></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>
Restoration of In-Building VisitsRestoration of In-Building Visits<i class="fas fa-book-reader"></i>https://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/about/library-updates/restoration-in-building-visitsMost Phoenix Public Library locations​ are open to In-Building Visits.<div class="ExternalClassD9DBB66A066240A8A224399A4D6FAD4D"><p>Most Phoenix Public Library locations​ are open to In-Building Visits.​ <br></p><p><em>Para leer esta información en españ​ol, use ​el botón "Translate" de arriba​ para traducir la pá​gina.</em><span style="color:#262626;font-family:"segoe ui semilight", "segoe ui", segoe, tahoma, helvetica, arial, sans-serif;font-size:1.15em;">​​</span></p><p></p><p><strong style="color:#ff0000;">Advance reservations</strong> can be made up to three (3) days prior below or through the Library's Call Center at 602-262-4636. <br></p><p><font style="color:#ff0000;"><strong>D</strong></font><strong style="color:#ff0000;">rop-in customers</strong> may request a reservation at the door as available. Each facility's occupancy allowance will have a designated number dedicated to accommodating drop-in customers.​​​<br></p><p><span style="color:#ff0000;"></span><span style="color:#ff0000;">The City of Phoenix has updated its face covering policy to reflect recent changes by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). <strong>Effective Monday, August 2, 2021, face coverings are required in all City of Phoenix facilities (including Phoenix Public Library locations) regardless of vaccination status.​​​</strong></span>​<br></p><h1>About Making a Reservation<br></h1><p><br>To enter the building, customers MAY have an advance reservation or arrive for a drop-in 45-minute visit. Building entry is limited occupancy at this time.</p><p>Making an online reservation requires an email address. If you do not have an email address, you may make a drop-in visit (if available) at your library location.</p><p>Customers may make:</p><ul><li>1 advance reservation per day</li><li>Up to 4 advance reservations at one time for families or groups</li></ul><p>Groups larger than 4 individuals need to make arrangements with their library location by calling 602-262-4636.<br></p><p>Depending on availability, drop-in reservations are available up until 30 minutes past reservation start time.</p><p>If you fail to check in within 30 minutes of your expected arrival time, your advance reservation will be canceled.<br><br></p><h2>Make a reservation for an In-Building Visit<br></h2><ul><li><p><a href="https://calendar.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/spaces?lid=12033" target="_blank"><strong>Burton Barr Central Library</strong></a></p></li><li><p><a href="https://calendar.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/spaces?lid=12033" target="_blank"></a><a href="https://calendar.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/spaces?lid=12031" target="_blank"><strong>Acacia Library​</strong></a><strong>​</strong><br></p></li><li><p><strong>​</strong><a href="https://calendar.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/spaces?lid=12032" target="_blank"><strong>Agave Library</strong></a></p></li><li><p><a href="https://calendar.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/spaces?lid=12032" target="_blank"></a><a href="https://calendar.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/spaces?lid=12034" target="_blank"><strong>Century Library​</strong></a><strong>​</strong><br></p></li><li><p><a href="https://calendar.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/spaces?lid=12035" target="_blank"><strong>Cesar Chavez Library</strong></a><br></p></li><li><p><a href="https://calendar.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/spaces?lid=12036" target="_blank"><strong>Cholla Library</strong></a><br></p></li><li><p><strong>​</strong><a href="https://calendar.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/spaces?lid=12037" target="_blank"><strong>Desert Broom Library​</strong></a></p></li><li><p><a href="https://calendar.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/spaces?lid=12038" target="_blank"><strong>Desert Sage Library</strong></a><strong>​</strong></p></li><li><p><a href="https://calendar.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/spaces?lid=12039" target="_blank"><strong>Harmon Library</strong></a></p></li><li><p><a href="https://calendar.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/spaces?lid=12040" target="_blank"><strong>Ironwood Library</strong></a><br></p></li><li><p><a href="https://calendar.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/spaces?lid=12041" target="_blank"><strong>Juniper Library</strong></a></p></li><li><p><a href="https://calendar.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/spaces?lid=12042" target="_blank"><strong>Mesquite Library</strong></a></p></li><li><p><a href="https://calendar.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/spaces?lid=12042" target="_blank"></a><a href="https://calendar.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/spaces?lid=12043" target="_blank"><strong>Ocotillo Library & Workforce Literacy Center</strong></a><strong>​</strong><br></p></li><li><p><a href="https://calendar.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/spaces?lid=12044" target="_blank"><strong>Palo Verde Library​​​​</strong></a></p></li><li><p><a href="https://calendar.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/spaces?lid=12045"><strong>Saguaro Library​</strong></a></p></li><li><p><a href="https://calendar.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/spaces?lid=12045"></a><a href="https://calendar.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/spaces?lid=12047" target="_blank"><strong>Yucca Library</strong></a>​​<br><br></p></li></ul><div><div>Updated August 2, 2021​​<br></div></div><p><br></p></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>
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