Burton Barr Central Library


1221 N Central Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85004-1867

(602) 262-4636



Phoenix Public Library Burton Barr Central Library


Residents of Maricopa County

Intake Process:

Call or visit website for details. Must bring library card or account number for pick up.


Loans books, audio books, large print materials, Spanish language books and other international language books, CDs, DVDs, laptops, and Wi-Fi hotspots. Also loans eBooks, eMusic, eVideo, and eAudiobooks. Provides other eResources. Staff offers research assistance. Services include interlibrary loans, copy machine, printer, scanning, Wi-Fi wireless access, and public computers with Internet access. Services also include in-person and online children, teen, and adult programming, such as children's story times, literacy and STEAM activities, adult book discussions, film showings, lecture forums, author visits, free Naloxone kits, and Culture Passes. Provides cooling center and hydration station during summer months; open 24-hours May 1 - Sept 30, 2024.


Mon, Fri, Sat 9am-5pm; Tue, Wed, Thu 9am-7pm; Sun 1pm-5pm library; 24-hours book drop; 24-hours cooling station May 1 - Sep 30, 2024

Program Fees:

None for library card; small fee for copies


English, Spanish

Handicap Accessible?


Volunteer Opportunities:

Teenage volunteers ages 12-17 can earn service credits with various library duties. Adult volunteers assist with children's programs, shelve materials, jacket books, and perform a variety of other tasks.

Address Listings

Physical (Primary)

1221 N Central Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85004-1867


1221 N Central Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85004-1867



Primary Contact



Phone Numbers


(602) 262-4636


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Date of Official Change:

March 1, 2024

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