Phoenix Mayor Gallego and Phoenix City Council recently approved Phoenix Public Library’s plan to restore in-building visits.

Restoration of in-building visits will roll out in three separate library location groupings with the first group of eight – Burton Barr Central Library, Agave Library, Desert Broom Library, Cesar Chavez Library, Cholla Library, Ironwood Library, Mesquite Library and Palo Verde Library – offering in-building visits.

All in-building visits require a 45-minute reservation, face coverings and social distancing.

Advance reservations can be made at select locations up to three days prior via or through the Library’s Call Center at 602-262-4636. Drop-in customers may request a reservation at the door as available. Each facility’s occupancy allowance will have a designated number dedicated to accommodating drop-in customers.

Customers making a reservation will be able to:
• Use a computer or the internet
• Browse the library collection
• Use a printer, scanner, or copier
• Pick up holds
• Check out materials
• Check out a laptop and/or WiFi hotspot

The second and third library location groups will continue with the current curbside service and hours until they transition to the in-building visits service model (Monday, May 3 and then Monday, May 17 respectively). Specific schedules, hours of operation and complete details will be updated regularly on