The Oro Valley Public Library, which opened in 2002, is one of the newer libraries in the Pima County Public Library system. It originally opened as an affiliate location, but has been an official member of the PCPL since 2013.
The 25,000 square foot library – which serves both city and county residents – boasts a children’s area, a teen 101Space, three study rooms, and two meeting rooms.
The Oro Valley Public Library is tucked away in a quiet part of Oro Valley, a northwest suburb of Tucson. The address is: 1305 W. Naranja Dr, Oro Valley 85737.
Free and plentiful.
Admission to libraries is always free.
FREE! Library cards are available as a complimentary amenity for all Pima County residents.
Three study rooms are available for walk-in use or with reservations up to one week in advance.
There are two meeting rooms available for non-profit or community groups - a larger meeting room with a capacity of 100 and a smaller meeting with a capacity of 35.
Yes! The Oro Valley Public Library has a café seating area, including a vending machine with drinks and snacks.
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."
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 - in both the front public restrooms and in both Children’s Room restrooms.
Yes! The Children’s Room features eight PCs for Children, many levels of books, and two convenient bathrooms.
Yes! The Oro Valley Public Library boasts a teen 101Space where local youth (ages 13–18) are invited to stop by and discover creativity and engage in person-driven learning. The 101Space is a place to try out hobbies, learn new things, and play around with cool technology, including green screens, 3D printers, digital cameras, and editing and design software.
Take a look at the 101Space calendar for this location to browse a list of upcoming events for teens at Oro Valley Public Library.
The Oro Valley Public Library has one large meeting room that holds 100 people. The rooms 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.
Yes! Be sure to like Oro Valley Public Library’s Facebook page!
The Oro Valley Public Library does not have its own Twitter or Instagram accounts, but you will likely want to follow Pima County Public Library on Twitter and/or Instagram. There is also an instagram account for 101Spaces (activities + events for Tucson teens!).
The Oro Valley Public Library is well-loved and frequently visited by people of all ages. Read on for testimonials from the people who know this library the best.
“The community loves this library. We have unique and enriching programming for Adults, a cutting-edge Teen 101 Makerspace for our many teen patrons, and a number of regular storytimes and special children’s programs filled to capacity each week. The 25,000-square-foot library features huge picture windows which face the beautiful Catalina Mountains, providing IMAX Theatre-like views for patrons. We also have the convenience of our own Book Shop in the library run by the Friends of the Oro Valley Public library.”
—Ruth, Managing Librarian
"The Oro Valley Library serves the northwest corridor, an area that's very active and growing. Every adult program offered is fully booked. New young families have increasingly moved to the area. The Town of Oro Valley doesn't have a downtown, so the Library serves as a de facto community center."
—John, Librarian II
"Our Teen Advisory Board makes Oro Valley Library Special! The Teen Advisory Board has been a lively, vibrant part of the Oro Valley Public Library Community. In fact, board members designed our 101Space; a place where community teens can hang out, mess around, and geek out together. Every year, they plan fun library events, like Family Movie Night, and work on service projects out in the community, like preparing meals at the Ronald McDonald House. Teens on the board form lasting friendships built on a shared passion for making the world a better place."
—Victoria, Teen Librarian
"A family, new to the library just commented that they really like the layout of this library. Personally, I like that the collection is extensive enough that you can usually satisfy customer requests. The people we serve here are diverse and so are their requests."
—Edrice, Librarian Substitute
That just about covers it. Have a great time at the Oro Valley Public Library!