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Oro Valley Public Library - Attraction Guide

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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.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Where is Oro Valley Public Library Located?

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.

What are the hours?

  • Monday-Thursday: 9:00am-7:00pm
  • Friday: 10:00am-5:00pm
  • Saturday: 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Sunday: 1:00pm-5:00pm

What is the parking situation at the library?

Free and plentiful.

Why would I visit the Oro Valley Public 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 shop at a Friends of the Oro Valley Public Library Sale.
  • 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?

Yes.

How many study rooms are available?

Three study rooms are available for walk-in use or with reservations up to one week in advance.

How many meeting rooms are there?

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.

DINING

Is there a snack bar, cafe, and/or vending machines? 

Yes! The Oro Valley Public Library has a café seating area, including a vending machine with drinks and snacks.

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 Oro Valley Public Library?

There are a plethora of outstanding dining options in the area! Our top picks within 4 miles are:

  • zpizza, 11165 N. La Canada Dr, Oro Valley (0.1 miles away) - pizza, craft beer, kids eat free on tuesday nights
  • The Overlook Restaurant, 10555 N. La Canada Dr, Oro Valley (0.7 miles away) - lunch & dinner, pasta, salad, sandwiches, happy hour
  • Harvest Restaurant, 10355 N. La Canada Dr, Oro Valley (1.3 miles away) - local + seasonal, lunch, dinner, sunday brunch, kids menu
  • Caffe Torino, 10325 N. La Canada Dr, Oro Valley (1.4 miles away) - italian, happy hour
  • GMG Chinese Bistro, 10370 N. La Canada Dr, Oro Valley (1.4 miles away) - lunch specials, dinner, carryout
  • La Hacienda Family Mexican Restaurant, 11931 N. 1st Ave, Oro Valley (3.3 miles away) - mexican, lunch, dinner, to-go

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?

Yes - in both the front public restrooms and in both Children’s Room restrooms.

Is there a children's area?

Yes! The Children’s Room features eight PCs for Children, many levels of books, and two convenient bathrooms.

Is there a teen area?

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.

What ages would be best suited for a library visit?

All ages!

EVENTS

Can I have my child’s birthday party, wedding reception, or corporate meeting at the 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.

MISCELLANY

Is the Oro Valley Public Library active on social media?

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!).

What else do I need to know before I go to the Oro Valley Public Library?

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!

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