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Mission Statement

Our mission is to inspire exploration, discovery, enrichment, and engagement.

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Tempe Community Center Complex
3500 S. Rural Road
Tempe, Arizona 85282
(Southwest corner of Rural and Southern)


Monday - Wednesday: 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Thursday - Saturday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: Noon - 5:00 p.m.
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Phone: (480) 350-5500
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Library Advisory Board

The Library Advisory Board assists and advises the City Council, in conjunction with the Community Services Director, in the establishment of essential policies, rules, and regulations relating to the planning, acquisition, disposition, operation, use, care, and maintenance of structures owned, leased, or otherwise acquired by the City for use as libraries or library materials.

The Library Advisory Board is composed of seven members who are Tempe residents. Terms are for three years.

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Current Board Members

Felicia Durden

John Linda  

Gail Rathbun

Joaquin Rios

Virginia (Ginny) Sylvester  

Carrie Taylor  

Christopher M. Watts