Originally opened in the late 1960's, Valencia Library is an 18,000-square-foot library in south Tucson.
Read on for information about hours, parking, activities for children & teens, and more.
Valencia Library is located at 202 W. Valencia Rd between 6th Ave & 12th Ave in south Tucson. It is the closest library to the Tucson International Airport (approximately 3 miles away).
Parking is free and plentiful.
The Valencia Library opened on October 15, 1969. It was designed by architect John L. Mascarella, who made significant contributions to the development of Tucson and surrounding communities in his lifetime.
The original structure was originally 7,800 square feet, but an expansion in 1975 nearly doubled the building in size to 15,500 square feet. A remodeling project in 1997 expanded the Library to its current size of approximately 18,000 square feet.
18,000 square feet
Admission to libraries is always free.
FREE! Library cards are available as a complimentary amenity for all Pima County residents.
Are bathrooms available?
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 men's and women's restrooms.
Yes. There are currently more than 19,000 children’s materials (books, DVDs, audiobooks) available.
Valencia library’s newly renovated 101Space offers a dynamic learning environment for teens to thrive. It features a ton of brand-new technology such as Cricut Makers, a 3D printer, a laser cutter, GoPros, and sewing machines. The space also has brand new furniture including lounge seating and new desktop computers, reserved specifically for children and teens.
Teen Thursday happens every Thursday at the branch where young participants can explore the 101Space and participate in various craft and gaming activities.
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.”
Our top picks within 8 miles are:
There are two study rooms, which each fit up to 4 people and have dry erase boards.
There is a large meeting room with space for up to 98 people. It has dry erase boards, a room divider, and a projection screen.
There is also a small meeting room, which fits up to 28 people.
See above. Feel free to inquire at the library directly with your request.
Yes - you can like Valencia Library on Facebook.
The Library is the site of two beautiful murals, including one that was designed by Susan Gamble of Santa Theresa Tile Works and is based on Pat Mora’s The Desert Is My Mother.
The Valencia Library has always been close to and a big part of its neighborhood. It is a warm and welcoming library that is often bustling with kids and families. Library staff works closely with the Sunnyside Unified School District and are always looking for ways to partner that will benefit customers and community.
On average, customers can choose from more than 8 dozen events every month!
Curious to know what’s happening at Valencia Library? Take a peek at the library's calendar!