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Ocotillo Library & Workforce Literacy CenterOcotillo Library & Workforce Literacy Center9 a.m. to 5 p.m.10 a.m. to 6 p.m.10 a.m. to 6 p.m.10 a.m. to 6 p.m.9 a.m. to 5 p.m.9 a.m. to 5 p.m.Closed<div class="ExternalClass038FF53199664396A429FAEF4A3D2353"><p>102 W. Southern Ave., 85041</p>​​<br></div>ocotillo<div class="ExternalClassE88B766A8A184BC784E1965614F6FFF6"><p>The library's Workforce Literacy Center assists job seekers by offering classes in resume writing, interviewing skills, and computer use. It also offers <a href="/phxworks">PHXWorks</a> - a collection of materials to support workforce needs including resume writing, occupational testing, language learning and computer skills.<br></p><p><strong>This location offers a full range of document services including faxing, photocopying, scanning, and mobile printing.</strong><br></p><p></p><p>Remodeling to construct the workforce literacy center was funded through a one-time 2008-2009 Community Development Block Grant Stimulus awarded to the City of Phoenix under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The total project cost was just over $1.6 million.</p><p>The library also offers a multi-purpose meeting room that seats 22.<br></p><p>Electric vehicle (EV) charging is available.​<br></p><h4>Awards</h4><p>2012 Valley Forward Award of Merit - Buildings and Structures: Civic​<br><br></p></div><div class="ExternalClass7220FDAAD82F457D811DF2C1E2FCECEE"><p>Ocotillo Library & Workforce Literacy Center is located on Southern Avenue west of Central Avenue. Visit <a href="" target="_blank">Valley Metro</a><a> for public transportation routes serving the library.</a><br></p><a></a></div><iframe title="Ocotillo Library & Workforce Literacy Center" src="!1m18!1m12!1m3!1d3331.1764542641986!2d-112.07697898480218!3d33.39256038079052!2m3!1f0!2f0!3f0!3m2!1i1024!2i768!4f13.1!3m3!1m2!1s0x872b1048f975c6b9%3A0x2892d08c14336698!2s102%20W%20Southern%20Ave%2C%20Phoenix%2C%20AZ%2085041!5e0!3m2!1sen!2sus!4v1642177708586!5m2!1sen!2sus" width="400" height="300" style="border:0;" allowfullscreen="" loading="lazy"></iframe><div class="ExternalClassA143CE26F7084CCA8687D1A97BF7F00F"><p><strong>Size</strong>: 6,600 square feet<br><strong>Opened</strong>: 1967; remodeled 2012<br><strong>Architect</strong>: Bennie Gonzales; remodel by Durkin + Durkin Architects LLC</p><p><strong>City of Phoenix Council District</strong>: 7​<br><br></p></div>



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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>
PHXWorksPHXWorks PHXWorks initiative at Phoenix Public Library is designed to support our customers in their job searches, career development goals, and on their path to becoming career-ready and part of the workforce.​<div class="ExternalClass047A5DCA87E844D194F99EC607303DF1"><p>The PHXWorks initiative at Phoenix Public Library is designed to support our customers in their job searches, career development goals, and on their path to becoming career-ready and part of the workforce.​<br></p><p><a href="/locations/ocotillo">​​​Ocotillo Library and Workforce Literacy Center​</a> provides in-person staff dedicated to assisting with jobseeker needs, while <a href="/locations/burton-barr">​Burton Barr Central Library</a> connects customers to significant resources and offers a large computer island on the 2nd floor, along with event space for job fairs and more.<br></p><p>In addition to free virtual and in-person classes and programs at select locations, PHXWorks offers public computer ​access and resume printing at <a href="/locations">every Phoenix Public Library location</a> so that Phoenix jobseekers have the tools and resources they need to grow their skills, find jobs, and build their careers.​​<br></p></div>
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Sit, Stay, ReadSit, Stay, Read<i class="fa-solid fa-paw"></i> readers can practice reading by reading to a dog or mini horse!<div class="ExternalClassB97FF74FF1834F91A4CFFB67891B8C73"><h2>Emerging readers can practice reading by reading to a book-loving dog!<br></h2><p><br></p><h3>Read to a dog! </h3><h4>Therapy dogs love to listen to stories. Our canine friends​​​ will be waiting for you at the library. It will make them so happy to hear you read books! </h4><h4>Bring your own book or take one from our shelves and spend some time with our furry friends. </h4><h4>Reading aloud to certified therapy dogs is an excellent way for emerging readers to practice their skills (and it's lots of fun, too!). ​<br></h4><br></div>



Teen "Minute to Win it" ChallengesTeen "Minute to Win it" Challenges 9:00:00 PM6/1/2024 10:00:00 PM<div class="ExternalClass6DDBC159E2B24517969A72D73DDCA207"><p><a href="/locations/ocotillo">​Ocotillo Library & Workforce Literacy Center</a><br></p></div><div class="ExternalClassE5A6BD07B425445C94BC69AD8FADCFB6"><p>​Kick off summer reading and join this teen challenge event. Compete to win minigames and miniature team and individual challenges. Play some silly and serious games all in just a minute or two.</p><p>Winners will receive prizes and summer reading challenge badges to boost your summer reading adventure.<br></p><p><br></p></div>No343