An Invitation from the Arizona State Library

By Holly Henley

Researchers are invited to come visit the State of Arizona Research Library and the Arizona State Archives! As of July 3, both branches of the Arizona State Library are serving the public in the reading room at the Polly Rosenbaum Archives and History Building.

Conveniently located on 19th Avenue south of Jefferson Street (1901 West Madison Street), we have parking directly in front of the building, which has elevator access to the second floor where the reading room is located. Bring your photo ID, and we’ll get you signed in when you stop at the security booth as you enter the building. Next, head upstairs to the reading room, where staff will assist you in locating information in the library and archives collections.

Because we are currently packing and preparing to move the more than one million library items previously housed in the research library at the historic Capitol, if there is something specific you’d like from our collections, we suggest you email or call us in advance so we can have it ready for you.

To see what we have in our collections, the research library’s catalog is available online, as is the archives’ catalog, Arizona State Knowledge.

The following collections are accessible in print and/or microform from the Rosenbaum Reading Room:

Reading room hours are 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Online resources are available 24/7.

Holly Henley is State Librarian and Director of Library Services, Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records. Contact her at hhenley@azlibrary.gov or  602-542-6200.

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