Joel D. Valdez Main Library

About Joel D. Valdez Main Library

The Tucson Public Library started out in the top floor of city hall in 1883. Andrew Carnegie gave Tucson a $25,000 grant, which was used to build the first library building located at 200 S. 6th Street (currently the home of the Children’s Museum Tucson).

The building was home to the “Main Library” until the completion of the current Main Library on Stone Avenue in May 1990, which consolidated Library Administration, Technical Services, Periodicals, and Government Reference.

In 1990, the ...

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101 N Stone Ave
Pima County, Tucson, Arizona

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