If you live in northwest Tucson near the bustling intersection of Oracle and Ina, you'll want to stop in at Nanini Library. This 15,000-square-foot library opened in September 1979, built with funds from the 1974 and 1986 bond elections.
The Nanini Library is located at Shannon & Ina, directly behind the DeMont Family Swim School, in northwest Tucson. The address is: 6300 N. Shannon Road.
The Library was named in honor of Sam and Giaconda Nanini in recognition of their community and philanthropic involvement in northwest Tucson. The Naninis donated the 3-acre parcel of land where the Library now sits.
New carpet was installed in 2017. The last full renovation of Nanini Library took place in 2002.
Free and plentiful covered parking.
Admission to libraries is always free.
FREE! Library cards are available as a complimentary amenity for all Pima County residents.
One study room (4 people maximum) is available.
The Nanini Library features one large meeting room (95 people maximum), which serves as a gathering space for an incredible array of programs for kids, teens, and families. To name a few, STEAM Ahead Storytimes, Read to a Dog, Code Club, and Lego Club. To see all that’s happening at this Library, visit the online event calendar.
This Library also features one small meeting room (12 people maximum).
Visit the Library’s website for more information or to reserve the meeting room.
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.
This Library does not have a snack bar, café, or vending machines.
There are a plethora of outstanding dining options in the area! Our top picks within 4 miles are:
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! The children’s area sits on the right-hand side upon entering the building. Featuring an abundance of materials, this welcoming space also includes a large tactile activity center and an entrance to the newly designed children’s patio. Of the 79,492 items available in Nanini’s collection, nearly 29,000 are for children!
Yes, the Nanini Library features a small teen area.
The Nanini Library has two meeting rooms (see above). The rooms can be used at no charge “for organizations engaged in educational, cultural, civic, intellectual, or charitable activities.”
There’s so much to love about Nanini Library! The staff is friendly, helpful, and dedicated to providing customers with a wonderful experience every time they walk through the door. This library also has amazing views, solar panels (covered parking!) in the parking lot, and a children’s patio for events in the cooler months. Plus, the Library has a fair number of nooks that make for great reading spots!
That just about covers it. Have a great time!