The Woods Memorial Library is an anchor for the Amphi neighborhood and a popular gathering place for families, children, and teens in north/central Tucson. The 16,650-square-foot library hosts numerous programs for all ages, as well as community assistance programs and workshops.
The Woods Memorial Library is located on 1st Avenue, between Fort Lowell & Prince, in north-central Tucson. The address is: 3455 N. First Avenue.
The Woods Memorial Library, which opened in 1968, is named in honor of G. Freeman Woods who served as a Tucson City Councilman for eight years, was a Flowing Wells School Board member for six years, and served on the library advisory board.
Free and plentiful parking.
Admission to libraries is always free.
FREE! Library cards are available as a complimentary amenity for all Pima County residents.
The Woods Memorial Library has two study rooms (5 people each).
The Woods Memorial Library has one large meeting room (75 people) and one small meeting room (30 people). The large meeting room features a TV, DVD player, and Induction Loop Technology.
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.
The Woods Memorial Library does not have a snack bar, café, or vending machine.
There are a plethora of outstanding 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, in both the women’s and men’s restrooms.
Yes! There is a beautiful children’s area, surrounded by windows and natural lighting. One of the best things about this area is the many lovingly created displays. Library staff are dedicated to introducing families and young readers to new ideas and concepts that drive curiosity and build a life-long love of reading.
Yes, there is an area for teens on the east end of the building. The section features nearly 4,000 items for young adults. This Library also hosts a number of regular programs for teens and tweens including Code Club and Drop-In technology, job, and homework help. In addition, the Woods Memorial Library offers free, healthy snacks for ages 0–18, Monday through Friday from 3:30–4:30pm.
The Woods Memorial 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.”
Yakyra and William, two frequent visitors of the Woods Memorial Library, shared these comments.
Yakyra put it this way, “Woods is just a place where you can relax and be happy, you’re always welcome… People here take me seriously and don’t disregard me. Woods is my home away from home because it’s not just a library to me. It’s somewhere where you’re treated with kindness and respect, no matter who are you or why you’re here.”
William agrees, “I live in a crossroads neighborhood of Tucson—where east of town meets west and northwest meets downtown. Established folk live next to uprooted folk. Regardless of class, ethnicity, or status, Woods Memorial Library’s customers are growing themselves where they’re rooted. Thank you Woods Memorial Library for helping this person navigate their way to a second chance in life.”