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Tempe Public Library

Getting a library card:

Tempe Public Library cards are available free of charge to residents of Tempe and all other parts of Maricopa County. Persons who live outside of Maricopa County can obtain a card for a fee of $30 per year. To obtain a card, you will need to bring a current photo I.D. and verification of your current residential street address to the main desk at the library.

Acceptable forms of address verification include a current utility bill, a pay stub, a copy of your lease, a voter registration card, or an envelope mailed to you which has been postmarked within the past thirty days.

Replacing a lost or stolen library card:

Library users who have lost their Tempe Public Library card may apply for a replacement card by showing valid identification. Lost cards must be reported to the Library immediately. If a card which was reported lost is found, it should be destroyed or returned to the library for disposal.

For more information, see our Borrower Privileges Policy.

 

Library Card Designs and Artists

Tempe Public Library currently features six library card designs which were commissioned by Tempe Public Art. Six local artists provided six different card designs and painted a utility box to match within the Mill Avenue District. These boxes are located on Mill Avenue between Rio Salado and 7th Street. The cards also have a key tag component.  Read more.

 

 Tempe Public Library Card Artwork by Lucretia Torva

Lucretia Torva
Title: Tempe Shine
Utility Box Location:
northeast corner
Rio Salado Parkway & Mill Avenue

Tempe Public Library Card Artwork by Colton Brock

Colton Brock
Title: Mill District
Utility Box Location:
northwest corner
3rd Street & Mill Avenue

Tempe Public Library Card Artwork by Bud Heiss 

Bud Heiss
Title: Sonoran Afternoon
Utility Box Location
northwest corner
4th Street & Mill Avenue

     

 Tempe Public Library Card Artwork by Oliverio Balcells

Oliverio Balcells
Title: Tempe Roots
Utility Box Location:
southwest corner
5th Street & Mill Avenue

Tempe Public Library Card Artwork by Dawn DeVries Sokol

Dawn DeVries Sokol
Title: Be the Good
Utility Box Location:
northwest corner
6th Street & Mill Avenue 

Tempe Public Library Card Artwork by Linda Parker 

Linda Parker
Title: Day Dreaming at Tempe Town Lake
Utility Box Location:
southwest corner
7th Street & Mill Avenue

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