The Wheeler Taft Abbett Sr. Library, which opened in 2008, is a 21,164 square foot library that serves the communities of Marana and Northwest Tucson. More than 267,000 people visit this library ever year!
This popular library features a children's area, teen area, two meeting rooms, and two glassed-in study rooms.
Other distinctives of this library include floor-to-ceiling glass windows with park views, brightly colored furniture, and metal interior/exterior artwork.
Also of note: Wheeler Taft Abbett Sr. Library shares property with Crossroads at Silverbell District Park and provides easy access to The Loop. Feel free to bike or walk to the library if you live nearby!
The Wheeler Taft Abbett Sr. Library serves Marana and northwest Tucson. The address is: 7800 N. Schisler Dr, Tucson 85743.
Free and plentiful.
Admission to libraries is always free.
FREE! Library cards are available as a complimentary amenity for all Pima County residents.
There are two glassed-in study rooms (four people maximum) that are available to reserve 2 hrs. each week on a first-come, first-served basis.
Wheeler Taft Abbett Sr. Library has two meetings.
There is a large community meeting room, which holds 80 people and features a sink, a TV and DVD player, and induction loop technology.
There is also a separate children’s meeting room, which holds 86 people and has a sink.
Wheeler Taft Abbett Sr. Library does not have a snack bar, vending machines, or café, however there are restaurants nearby. See below.
Another Option: Pack a picnic and eat at the park before or after your library visit!
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 number of dining options in the area! Try one of the below restaurants, which are within 3 miles of the library:
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 – there are two changing rooms in this Library: one in each large, gender-neutral restroom.
Yes. The Wheeler Taft Abbett Sr. Library has a fabulous children’s area! It features books, audiobooks, music CDs, and magazines to check out. There are 12 computers for kids to play games on. Families can easily check out their own materials (kids love to scan materials themselves!) using the two self check-out units. The “Librainium” features hands on interactive stations for little ones to explore and develop skills. Finally, kid friendly furniture and round tables with chairs provide an atmosophere conducive to reading to a dog or doing homework.
Yes. The teen space offers a safe and comfortable space away from the center of the Library. Four computers allow teens to easily collaborate on gaming or homework. Two round tables with chairs encourage reading and homework, and there is easy access to teen fiction, displays, and all sorts of information for young adults.
The Wheeler Taft Abbett Sr. Library has one large meeting room that holds 75 people. 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.
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The Wheeler Taft Abbett Sr. 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.
"We have a very supportive and wonderful community of retirees, hikers, bicyclists, and families of all ages that inspire us to bring more programs and make this a more rewarding place to work." – Lillie C., Library Page
"Two of my favorite things about the Abbett Library are the feeling of being in a glass castle and the ready access to computers." – Valerie L., Librarian Substitute
"Aside from the impressive architecture and contents of the library, Abbett is a place where I have come to learn, work, laugh, volunteer, and interact with truly unique individuals. Looking back, I can honestly say that I wouldn't be the same individual without the opportunities Abbett has afforded me over the years.” – Faith D., Library Page
That just about covers it. Have a great time at the Wheeler Taft Abbett Sr. Library!