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​Who We Are

Phoenix Public Library - a system of 16 branches and the Burton Barr Central Library - serves the metropolitan area of Phoenix, Arizona.


Library Advisory Board

Appointed by the Mayor and Phoenix City Council, the Library Advisory Board counsels Library staff on policy matters. These volunteers give their time to make your library great!  Meet the members of our Library Advisory Board.

Annual Reports

Your Phoenix Public Library is more than a warehouse for books! Our mission is focused on what we can do for and with people in our communities. We are a cornerstone that supports early literacy, education, entrepreneurship, empowerment, and engagement. In 2015, Phoenix Public Library was able to continue to serve as a heart of our community in collaboration with our partners, our staff, and our customers. Take a look at a highlight of our accomplishments.

​A Little History

Since 1897, Phoenix Public Library has served the growing communities of this southwestern metropolis. Discover the milestones in our historical timeline.