The Maricopa Public Library is a vital part of the city. It serves as a gathering place for the community and is dedicated to promoting the free exchange of ideas. It will inspire and inform the community by providing library customer service that exceeds expectations.
The Maricopa Public Library serves as an open, inclusive, and collaborative environment by fostering education, stimulating culture, promoting recreation, and disseminating information to all segments of the community. Through the use of printed and digital material or via leading-edge technology, the Library provides relevant sources and services which support economic and social development. It has a crucial role in supporting education in our community.
The Library is located at 41600 W. Smith-Enke Road, Maricopa, AZ 85138
322,000 annual circulation
175,000 annual visitors
26,000 active card-holders
8,000 sq. ft.
Hours of Operation
Mondays 9:00 am – 7:00 pm
Tuesdays 9:00 am – 7:00 pm
Wednesdays 9:00 am – 7:00 pm
Thursdays 9:00 am – 7:00 pm
Fridays 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Saturdays 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Closed Sundays and Holidays
Phone: (520) 568-2926
History of the Maricopa Public Library
In 1958, Pinal County Library established making books on loan to small communities. A few local residents started a shelf of books on loan in an insurance office next to the Post Office.
During the 1960's and 70's the Community Library outgrew the insurance office and was allowed to move into an unused building on the old Maricopa school campus. The school also used the Community Library during this time and many volunteers kep the library operation going.
In the late 70's the Community Library left the school for a home in another insurance office. In 1983 the Community Library was flooded along with the school and most of the town. When what was left of the Library was salvaged, it was moved to a small building just south of the tracks on the east side and was open again to the public.
From 1983 to 1988, the Community Library moved to an unused office in the County Sheriff's building where it remained until property and a building were made possible through various donations and fundraising activities of the entire community. The new Library was open to the public in 1988. It was located on Maricopa/Casa Grande Highway behind Rotary Park. It was the pride of Maricopa.
In 1989 the Maricopa FFA landscaped the grounds and poured the sidewalks. At a later date another FFA group built the porch. Many other individuals and groups made improvements and donated their services through the years. The Library was sustained through the volunteer efforts of individuals who were loyal in their support to their community.
When the City incoporated in 2003, the Maricopa Cultural Activity Center donated the land and building to the City of Maricopa. That group, known today as the Friends of the Maricopa Public Library, continued to advocate for the needs of their community. And in 2009, the Maricopa Public Library, a new and beautiful building was opened.
ALL ACCESS HOME BOUND DELIVERY
The All Access program brings library materials to the doorstep of those unable to visit the library. This program is available to adult residents of Maricpa who are unable to visit the library due to a permanent or temporary condition and have no other reasonable means of accessing library materials. To apply contact the library at email@example.com or call (520) 568-2926.
LIBRARY DESKTOP COMPUTERS
Anyone wishing to use the Internet can sit down at an open computer station, type in their library card number and pin and sign in to use a library computer.Library members can use up to two hours of computer time per day, allotted in one-hour intervals.
PRINTING & COPYING
The Maricopa Public Library has a black-and-white printer and a black-and-white photocopier. The charge to print or copy is 10 cents per page.
The Maricopa Public Library offers free WiFi service. The WiFi network is Maricopa Library Guest. The WiFi is password protected amd changes daily so you must come in to the library to get the password. Free wireless internet service is available daily from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
The Maricopa Public Library has a black-and-white photocopier. The charge to print is 10 cents per page.
STUDY AND MEETING ROOMS
The study room is available on a first come, first serve basis. To use the study room, please check in at the circulation desk.
The meeting room at the Library can accommodate groups of 35. To check room availability, complete a Meeting Room Application form and return it to the circulation desk. A Library Assistant will contact you within two business days.
We do not have a public fax machine.
We cannot page library users.
We do not have a notary public available.
RESOURCES FOR ALL AGES
Please enjoy these resources for Children, Teens and Adults:
Support Your Library
Friends of the Library
The Friends of the Maricopa Public Library is a non-profit organization dedicated to support and enhance our library. They raise funds to support literacy programs and other library activities. Gently used books are available for purchase from the Friends bookshelf at the library. They also host semi-annual book sales in the spring and fall.
The Friends of the Maricopa Public Library meet on the second Monday of each month at 5:30 p.m. Meetings are held at the Maricopa Public Library. All members are welcome to attend. Their Annual Membership meeting is held on the second Monday in June at 5:30 p.m. and all members are encouraged to attend to vote on board elections.
The library is always looking for dependable volunteers. To volunteer at the library, you must be 15 years or older. Simply fill out the application form and return it to the circulation desk. The volunteer coordinator will contact you within 2 weeks.
The library currently has openings to assist with:
- Children's Craft Programs
- Ongoing tutoring and reading programs
- Special Events
The library accepts donations of books, CDs, DVDs, Blu-rays and video games. All donated items should be in good condition. The library does not accept newspapers, textbooks, or periodicals as donations. Please only drop off donations during regular hours of operation. Donations are accepted at the front desk. Please do not drop off items after hours or place them in the dropbox.
Library cards are free to any resident of Pinal County 4 years of age and older. Proof of residency in Pinal County is required (a P.O. Box is not acceptable). For individuals between the ages of 4 and 17, a parent or legal guardian must be present when the card is issued. All Maricopa Public Library cards expire two years from the issue date and can be renewed.
Library cards are free to all City of Maricopa employees. A $25 fee is charged if you do not live in Pinal County.
Patrons are allowed one (1) courtesy checkout without their library card in hand, as long as they have photo ID that matches their patron account. A note is then put in their patron account to indicate they have used their courtesy check-out and they will be required to have their library card with them on all subsequent check-outs or purchase a replacement card. Replacement cards are available for $1.00.
Recover My Password/PIN
Simply contact the circulation desk to reset your password or pin.
Renew My Library Materials
To renew items over the phone, call the automated renewal line at 888-502-4744. Have your library card and pin number ready.
- Click Patron Account
- Enter your library card number and PIN (PIN is the last four digits of the phone number given at registration of the library card)
- Click on Items Checked Out to renew items
- Check which items you wish to renew
- Click Renew Selected Items
- When placing holds on books or other library materials, please be sure to click Place Request
- Click Submit Request
Reserve or Place a Hold on Materials
If there is an item in the catalog you wish to reserve,
- Click Place Request located at the bottom of the record
- Enter your library card number and password/pin
- Click Log In
- Click Submit Request
Request an Item That the Library Does Not Own
A patron can also request an item if there are no copies available through the Pinal County Library System. Simply call the library or stop by the circulation desk to fill out an Inter-Library Request form.