Friends of the Pima County Public Library are a group of avid library advocates dedicated to supporting and enhancing Library services and programs. Specifically, our mission is to:
  • Support the library and promote literacy
  • Raise funds to enhance library services and programs
  • Encourage community involvement
  • Promote love of reading and love of learning
  • Recirculate materials in environmentally responsible ways


History of Friends

The Friends of PCPL is a non-profit 501(c) 3 organization founded in 1969 to raise funds for special and innovative library programs, equipment and services, which are not part of the normal annual budget. We accomplish this by raising funds through the sale of books, memberships, and grants.

We have community book sales at our book barn at 2230 N. Country Club Road. We also sell books online year round and at retail spaces in fifteen libraries.

The Friends has a Managing Director who oversees a large group of dedicated volunteers, some of whom have been involved for more than twenty-five years!

The Friends have provided over $1million to The Pima County Public Library, making the acquisition and /or sponsorship of the following:

  • Summer Reading Program
  • Tucson Writer’s Project
  • Project LIFT
  • Southwest Literature Project
  • Technology for Branches
  • Vehicles for outreach and servicing the branches
  • Hundreds of smaller and one-time projects


Become a FRIEND

Membership is a terrific way to support your local library and to be involved in your community. Through your membership:Image

  • You promote a love of reading and learning, AND you actively participate in enhancing library programs and services.
  • Your support enables the Library to offer exciting programs and projects not supported by county tax dollars.
  • You are associated with one of the most environmentally conscientious organizations in Tucson, recycling all materials in environmentally friendly ways.
  • You strengthen our numbers and therefore strengthen our voice as we advocate for the library.


  • Tax deductible membership
  • A powerful collective voice advocating for the library
  • Advanced notice of sales
  • Members-only shopping day at the book sales
  • Friends newsletters
  • Discounted price of attendance at Friends’ annual meeting
  • Enhanced programs and services at the library because of Friends support
  • The satisfaction of promoting literacy and the joy of learning in our community
  • 10% discount on multi-year memberships when paid in full at time of joining or renewing



Membership Levels:

BOOKWORM - $20 (Individual Membership) (100% tax deductible)

BOOK LOVERS - $30 (Family Membership) (100% tax deductible)

BIBLIOPHILE - $50  ($47 tax deductible)
Friends Coffee Mug

BOOK COLLECTOR - $100 ($95 tax deductible)
• Friends Book Bag

LITERATI * - $150 ($142 tax deductible)
• Friends Book Bag & Coffee Mug
* Four consecutive years at literati level converts to Life Membership

PATRON - $100+ (Business Membership) ($95 tax deductible)
• Book Bag
• FPCPL Certificate for display
• Recognition as a contributor in the Newsletter

ONE-TIME Payment for Life Memberships

CONSERVATOR - Life Membership age 65 and older - $250 ($238 tax deductible)
• Friends Book Bag & Coffee Mug
• Recognition as Life Member on Plaque in Sale Building

RESERVE LIST - Life Membership age under 65 - $500 ($488 tax deductible)
• Friends Book Bag, Coffee Mug
• Recognition as Life Member on Plaque in Book Sale Building

BEST of ALL as a FRIEND you demonstrate your support and appreciation for our library system and contribute to its continued success and improvement.



Join the Friends!

We will send you confirmation of your membership along with a membership card.

If you have any questions, call us at (520) 795-3763 or e-mail us at