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.
Himmel Park Library is part of Himmel Park, a neighborhood park in central Tucson. The address is: 1035 N. Treat Ave, Tucson 85716.
There are a number of parallel parking spaces around the park. A more traditional parking lot can be found near the playground.
Admission to libraries is always free.
FREE! Library cards are available as a complimentary amenity for all Pima County residents.
There is one study room available, which holds up to 2 people.
There is one large meeting room that holds up to 47 people and features a dry erase board and Induction Loop Technology. Need to book the room? It’s easy on the Library’s website!
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.
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 Himmel Park Library is a good library to visit due to its central location.
Here are some restaurants you may want to try:
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.
Himmel Park Library has changing tables in all three restrooms - men's, women's, ADA-compliant.
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.
No, there is not a separate space for teens at Himmel Park Library. Teens are, however, always welcome.
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.
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!
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