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Flowing Wells Library - Ultimate Guide

Flowing Wells Library Tucson | Flowing Wells Library - Ultimate Guide

The Flowing Wells Library is a 13,000 square foot library at Wetmore & Romero in northwest Tucson.

The library originally opened with just 5,000 square feet on July 28, 2008. When it opened, the individuals and families of the surrounding neighborhoods enthusiastically embraced the Library. It was quickly apparent that an expansion was needed to best serve its customers.

On October 1, 2017 the Library was closed to undergo a major renovation led by award-winning architecture firm, Line and Space LLC. Among the many wonderful changes, the Library was expanded to 13,000 square (nearly triple its original size!).

Changes made included:

  • A large multipurpose room, a room for children’s programming, and three study rooms
  • More public use computers
  • Outdoor patio with WiFi access
  • Separate designated spaces for teens and children
  • Family restroom
  • New furniture
  • Updated collection

The Library reopened on December 10, 2018.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Where is Flowing Wells Library located?

Flowing Wells Library is located at 1730 W. Wetmore Rd in northwest Tucson.

What are the hours?

  • Monday – Thursday: 10am–8pm
  • Friday: 10am–5pm
  • Saturday: 9am–5pm
  • Sunday: 1pm–5pm

What is the parking situation at the library?

Parking is free and plentiful.

What year did the Flowing Wells Library open?

2008

How many square feet is the Flowing Wells Library?

13,000 square feet

How much does it cost to visit the library?

Admission to libraries is always free.

What is the cost of a library card?

FREE! Library cards are available as a complimentary amenity for all Pima County residents.

Are bathrooms available?

Yes.

KIDS & TEENS

Should I bring a stroller?

The library is small and walking will be minimal so a stroller is probably unnecessary.

Is there a designated area for nursing moms?

No. That said, there are comfortable chairs located throughout the library.

Are changing tables available?

There are three changing tables in this Library: one in the all-gender family bathroom located in the Children’s area and one each in the men's and women’s restrooms in the lobby.

What ages would be best suited for a library visit?

All ages!

Is there a Children’s area?

Yes! Customers will be delighted to find a wide variety of activities offered in this area of the Library, including Storytimes for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers, and multiple Read to a Dog sessions. 

Is there a Teen area?

Yes! There is a separate space specifically designed for teens to engage with one another, discover new hobbies, and seek information that interests them.

DINING

Is there a snack bar and/or vending machines?

There is not a snack machine at this Library, however there are multiple restaurants in the area {see below}.

Is outside food allowed in the library?

The library asks “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.

  • Food and drink are permitted throughout the library except while using special collections.
  • Beverages need to be in covered containers.
  • Delivery of food to the library is not permitted.

What restaurants are located NEAR Flowing Wells Library?

Try one of the below restaurants, which are within 2 miles of Flowing Wells Library:

  • Aqui Con El Nene, 4415 N. Flowing Wells Dr (0.5 miles away) - food truck style eatery, tacos. burritos, Sonoran hot dogs, tortas
  • Angelo's Pizza & Gyros, 2410 W. Ruthrauff Rd (1.2 miles away) - pizza, sandwiches, gyros
  • Chick-fil-A, 4585 N. Oracle Rd (1.6 miles away) - chicken sandwiches, nuggets, French fries, milkshakes, tea
  • In-N-Out, 4620 N. Oracle Rd (1.7 miles away) - burgers, French fries, milkshakes
  • MOD Pizza, 4386 N. Oracle Rd (1.7 miles away) - create your own pizza or salad

STUDY ROOMS & MEETING SPACES

How many study rooms are available?

This Library has 3 study rooms that each fit 5 people. Each room is equipped with a dry erase board and a smart TV.

How many meeting rooms are there?

There is one multipurpose room that holds up to 120 people and features a kitchen, TV, PA system, screen, and Induction Loop Technology.

To find more information about the library's meeting rooms and to access a meeting room application, please visit the Pima County Public Libraries website

Can I have my child’s birthday party, wedding reception, or corporate meeting at Flowing Wells Library?

See above. Feel free to inquire at the library directly with your request.

SOCIAL MEDIA

Does Flowing Wells Library have its own Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram accounts?

Sure does! You can follow the Flowing Wells Library on Facebook and you can also follow Pima County Public Library on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram

***Have you heard of the PCPL Social Media Ambassador program? As a valued ambassador, you can help raise awareness of the Library on social media and, at the same time, raise the Library’s awareness of you, its supporter. Learn more about getting involved on the PCPL website.

LAST, BUT NOT LEAST…

What makes Flowing Wells Library special?

It’s hard to count all the things that make this Library special. One thing that stands out is the community that surrounds it and loyally advocates for and rallies around it. Its many supporters—the Ellie Towne Center, the Flowing Wells Neighborhood Association and Community Coalition, and the Flowing Wells School District, among others—have played a vital role in in this Library’s proud history. 

With its recent renovation and expansion, the Flowing Wells Library can now meet the needs of its valued customers, many of whom have deep roots in the community.

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