The Himmel Park Library, located in midtown Tucson, is a 6,989 square foot library with rich history. In fact, the Himmel Park Library opened on June 25, 1961 and was the first branch in the City of Tucson.
Named after Alvina Himmel Edmonson and her family, this cozy library branch has a small children’s area, one study room, and one meeting room.
Where is the Himmel Park Library Located?
Himmel Park Library is part of Himmel Park, a neighborhood park in central Tucson. The address is: 1035 N. Treat Ave, Tucson 85716.
What are the hours?
- Monday-Thursday: 10:00am-8:00pm
- Friday: 10:00am-5:00pm
- Saturday: 9:00am-5:00pm
- Sunday: 1:00pm-5:00pm
What is the parking situation at the library?
There are a number of parallel parking spaces around the park. A more traditional parking lot can be found near the playground.
Why would I visit the Himmel Park Library?
- To check out materials – including DVDs, audio books, CDs, cookbooks, novels, and children’s books.
- To attend a Storytime with your baby, toddler, or preschooler.
- To browse the rotating art displays, featuring work by local artists.
- To use wifi, wireless printing, or one of the public computers
- To conduct a meeting or study in one of the library’s meeting spaces.
- To seek Job Help and get support with everything from creating an email account to resume writing.
How much does it cost?
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?
How many study rooms are available?
There is one study room available, which holds up to 4 people.
How many meeting rooms are there?
There is one large meeting room that holds up to 42 people and features a dry erase board and Induction Loop Technology. Need to book the room? It’s easy on the Library’s website!
Is there a snack bar, cafe, and/or vending machines?
This library does not have a snack bar, café, or vending machines. That being said, there are numerous restaurants and stores nearby including Eegee’s, Blake’s Lotaburger, Rincon Market, and Choice Greens.
Is outside food allowed in the library?
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.“
- 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 the Himmel Park Library?
If you’re hungry, the Himmel Park Library is a good library to visit due to its central location.
Here are some restaurants you may want to try:
- Fronimo’s Greek Cafe, 3242 E. Speedway (less than a mile away) – counter-service gyros, Greek, Mediterranean
- Zemam’s, 2731 E. Broadway (less than a mile away) – family-owned, Ethiopian
- Choice Greens, 2829 E. Speedway (less than a mile away) – fresh chopped salads, sandwiches, paninis
- Tumerico, 2526 E. 6th St (less than a mile away) – scratch kitchen, vegan, vegetarian
- Rocco’s Little Chicago, 2707 E. Broadway (1 mile away) – Chicago style pizza, wings, pasta, sandwiches
- Bobo’s Restaurant, 2938 E. Grant Rd (1.4 miles away) – homestyle and country breakfasts, early bird special
- Kingfisher, 2564 E. Grant Rd (1.4 miles away) – lunch, dinner, happy hour, seasonal menu, seafood, grilled meats, poultry
- Culinary Dropout, 2543 E. Grant Rd (1.4 miles away) – cocktails, beer, comfort food, soft pretzels, live music, sports TVs
- Jun Dynasty Chinese, 2933 E. Grant Rd (1.5 miles away) – authentic Chinese
- Feast, 3719 E. Speedway (1.6 miles away) – eclectic menu changes monthly, wine
- Robert’s Restaurant, 3301 E. Grant Rd (1.7 miles away) – diner, All-American fare, made from scratch
- Frank’s and Francisco’s, 3843 E. Pima St (1.8 miles away) – hole-in-the-wall, American breakfast during the day, Mexican at night
- Noodleholics, 3502 E. Grant Rd (1.9 miles away) – Chinese
BABIES & KIDS
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?
Himmel Park Library has changing tables in all three restrooms – men’s, women’s, ADA-compliant.
Is there a children’s area?
Yes! Customers will find a small children’s area to the right of the front door. Another perk for kids is Bun-Buns, the book chute bunny.
Is there a teen area?
No, there is not a separate space for teens at Himmel Park Library. Teens are, however, always welcome.
What ages would be best suited for a library visit?
Can I have my child’s birthday party, wedding reception, or corporate meeting at Himmel Park Library?
Himmel Park Library has one large meeting room that holds up to 42 people and features a dry erase board and Induction Loop Technology. 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.
Is Himmel Park Library active on social media?
What else do I need to know before I go to Himmel Park Library?
In the words of Himmel Park Library Manager Heather Ross, “I consider it a true privilege to be responsible for Himmel—a word that, aptly enough, means ‘heaven’ in German.” A few other things Heather loves about this library include the original wooden shelves, its cozy/homey feel, and the customers (many who have been frequenting this library for decades).
That just about covers it. Have a great time at Himmel Park Library!