The Dusenberry-River Library, located in North Tucson, is a 9,200 square foot library with a children's area, teen space, meeting room, and computers.
Averaging 20,000 visitors every month, this popular library gets lots of foot traffic due to it being part of the River Center - which is home to Whole Foods Market, Caffe Torino, Mathnasium, Walgreens, Petco, and Orange Theory Fitness.
The Dusenberry-River Library opened in January 1991 as the 17th library of the now 26-library system.
The Dusenberry-River Library is located in north central Tucson at the intersection of River & Craycroft. The address is: 5605 E. River Rd. Tucson 85750.
Parking is free and plentiful.
Admission to libraries is always free.
FREE! Library cards are available as a complimentary amenity for all Pima County residents.
The Dusenberry-River Library does not have any study rooms, but it does have a meeting room, which accommodates 70 people and features a sink, TV/DVD player, projection screen, dry erase board, podium, microphone, and Induction Loop Technology.
This library does not have a snack bar, café, or vending machines. However, there are numerous restaurants and stores nearby, including Whole Foods, Sushi Zona, Natural Grocers, and Blake’s Lotaburger.
Food & drink guidelines are the same systemwide.
"We ask that you act responsibly when consuming food and drink in the Library. Please clean up after yourself and alert staff if you need assistance with a spill."
If you're hungry, the Dusenberry-River Library is a good library to visit...because there are quite a few restaurants within walking distance. All of the following restaurants are actually in the same parking lot. No need to drive. Park once for your meal and your library visit!
The library is small and walking will be minimal so a stroller is probably unnecessary.
No. That said, there are comfortable chairs located throughout the library.
Yes - in both the women’s and men’s restrooms.
Yes! There is a small designated children’s area where you can find materials for kids in all formats, with the exception of nonfiction, which is interfiled with adult nonfiction.
Yes. Students congregate at the Dusenberry-River Library in the afternoons (especially due to the fact that BASIS Tucson North is across the street). In addition to teen fiction, anime, and manga, they can find a thematic book display, a bulletin board of current and upcoming events, and a chess/checkers table.
The Dusenberry-River Library has one meeting room, which accommodates 70 people. The room can be used at no charge “for organizations engaged in educational, cultural, civic, intellectual, or charitable activities.” Contact the library directly with any specific questions or special requests.
Dianna Thor, managing librarian at Dusenberry-River Library, says, “If you haven’t visited us, we hope you’ll stop by! The Dusenberry-River Library is a vibrant community hub where people come together to attend myriad programs, check out seeds from our Seed Library, use computers and wifi, or get help finding old and new favorite books, movies, and magazines."
That just about covers it. Have a great time at the Dusenberry-River Library!
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