The library and book drop are closed. Due dates on items checked out have been extended and expired library cards renewed to June 1. Holds will be available when we reopen and OverDrive digital checkouts have been increased to 12 during the closure. For City of Tempe COVID-19 updates check here. For library closure updates check here.

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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.
Library Closures


Phone: (480) 350-5500
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Mission Statement

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

Annual Reports

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.

Apply to serve on the Library Advisory Board

Current Board Members

Brown, Marie
Metros, Teri
Taylor, Carrie 
Watts, Christopher M.
Dailey, Marissa
Durden, Ed.D., Felicia
Sar, Chris