Face Masks at The Library:
We encourage the use of face coverings for those who are not fully vaccinated. All libraries have disposable masks available for any customer who would like one.
Any Maricopa County resident, business owner, or property owner. As of April 11, 2018, any resident of the Town of Queen Creek can get a Maricopa County Library Card without additional fee.
Please stop by your library or use our Book-A-Librarian service in order to schedule a video conference call to set up your account. You will need photo identification, and proof of Maricopa County or Town of Queen Creek residence, business ownership, or property ownership. Upon registration, customers are issued a permanent borrower card. By accepting the card, the customer agrees to follow all Maricopa County Library District policies and regulations.
Library cards are free for Maricopa County or Town of Queen Creek residents, business owners, and property owners.
Yes! There are a few options available for children under 18 years old to get a library card:
Non-Residents may purchase a library card with full borrowing privileges for $25 (for six months) or $50 (for 12 months).
Maricopa County Libraries are funded with taxpayer dollars. People who don’t live or own property in Maricopa County or the Town of Queen Creek do not pay those taxes and so there is a fee for them to access our services. Read more.
All library cards must be renewed every year. If your home/business/property address hasn’t changed when it’s time to renew, and you don’t owe more than $10 in fees, you can renew online at mcldaz.org/renew. If you are a Maricopa County or Town of Queen Creek resident who has moved in the last year, you can receive a 30-day courtesy renewal online or by telephone but you will need to visit a library with proof of your new Maricopa County address to renew for the full year. Student cards can renewed using a current, valid student ID.
If your card has been lost or stolen, please notify the library immediately in a library or by calling 602-652-3000. Replacement cards cost $2.
Yes, but you must show a picture ID card to access account information and/or check out materials.
Customers may check out up to 50 items of any type at a time.
Yes! You can use our databases, learn a new language, take online courses, research your family history (genealogy) and more! Visit our online resources page for more information.
When you get a library card, you will be able to access your online account. You can reserve most titles online, in the library, or over the phone. Requests are limited to 20 items per customer at a time. There is no fee for this service.
The Maricopa County Library District does not automatically renew materials checked out on library accounts. We encourage our customers to enjoy the items they check out and return them when finished. The timely return of items allows us to offer customers a robust selection of items to browse when they visit our libraries.
You can return our materials to any MCLD Library. Book/media drops are located inside the libraries. Some libraries also provide drive-up and walk-up drops with 24 hours access.
Login to your account. You may renew items if no one else has requested them, and if the renewal limit has not been reached.
Yes. For privacy reasons, this feature is turned off by default. To turn on that feature, log in to your account. Click on the “Contact Information and Preferences” tab. Under preferences, check the box that says “Maintain Reading History.” You will be able to access your Reading History going forward.
If you have any problems accessing your account, call 602-652-3000 or contact us online.
Customers who require help locating, using, or interpreting library materials may call the Maricopa County District at 602-652-3000 during business hours to request assistance from Library staff. The library staff is pleased to assist in speedy checkouts or any other reasonable way to make your visit comfortable. Sign language interpretation is available upon advanced notice. The Library District also offers Books by Mail services.
Computers are available for customer use in all MCLD libraries. A library card is required for computer use. All computers have standard word processing and other common programs installed. There is a charge per page for printing: $0.25 per page for black & white, and $0.75 for color.
Library customers can check out a “Hotspot To-Go” and a “Chromebook To-Go” for 3 weeks with the option to renew 5 times, as long as no other customer is waiting. Reserve the devices in person, online or over the phone.
Yes! All of our libraries have public printers available. Print directly from one of the library’s computers, or use our Mobile Printing service to submit your documents from home to print at your library. Simply upload your files to our Printing Portal. Visit a Print Release Station at your library to complete the process. Printing costs $.25 per black & white page and $.75 per color page.
Wi-Fi is available to the public in all MCLD libraries. You do not need a library card to use the Wi-Fi. You can also use the Wi-Fi signal outside most MCLD Libraries every day from 6am to 11pm.
The Maricopa County Library District does not add donated items to our circulating collection. Items donated at the library go directly to any of several Friends of the Library groups. Friends groups then sell materials and help our libraries by sponsoring programs. Please check with your nearest library branch to see if they have a Friends group.
Recorder Kiosks are not currently available at any MCLD Library in order for the Maricopa County Recorder’s Office to perform software maintenance on the kiosks. For more information on recording documents, please visit recorder.maricopa.gov or call 602-506-3535.
MCLD has partnered with Act One to provide Culture Passes at all 18 of our libraries. Culture Passes will provide you with admission for two people at participating arts organizations around The Valley. Passes must be checked out in-person at the library and are limited to one pass per family at a time. They are not renewable and cannot be requested in advance. However, you can view the library’s catalog online for current availability of passes at your library. When you have checked out your pass, it is highly encouraged to contact the venue ahead of time for current hours and policies.
Yes! All of our libraries have five different Citizen Science Kits available for checkout. Each Kit includes a printed activity guide, helpful tips, and any specialized tools or materials you need to complete the project. Reserve your kit in person, online, or over the phone.
Customers who borrow materials from MCLD libraries are subject to the following fee schedule:
Our mission is to provide access to the public libraries in the communities we serve. By eliminating overdue fines, more people can use library materials and services without the fear of incurring fines they can’t afford to pay. Additionally, library card holders benefit from access to digital resources for learning, research or entertainment. Best of all, digital materials return automatically when they are due.
Maricopa County Library District is currently in a phased reopening plan, which means we are bringing back library services over time. In our current phase, we are not hosting large in-person events. Some of our libraries are offering small-scale events for adults. These limited events are registration-only and are a way for us to begin to safely transition back into more and larger in-person events. Please check with your library to see if they are offering any of these events at this time. MCLD is working with the Maricopa County Public Health Department to guide our operational policies, and to determine when it is safe to increase library services.
The Library District offers more than 5,000 programs each year, including story time for children, book discussion groups for Adults, and numerous programs on various topics for all ages. Programs are free but may require registration. At this time, our libraries are not hosting large in-person events. However, our MCLD Now playlists features on-demand events for all ages!
Let us know! We accommodate as many people as we possibly can for popular programs. Tell us if you can’t get in, and we will try to plan for a similar program as soon as possible.
Our online events are available any time of the day! Visit our MCLD Now playlist to check out our selection of virtual programs. When we bring back our in-person events, our libraries try to offer programs at many different times during the week. If you are unable to find a program to match your schedule, contact your library. We love to hear feedback on how we can improve our service to you.
Please call 602-652-3000 or contact us online.
Please use our Contact Us form to share your idea. Library staff plan programming based on community feedback, so please let us know what you’d like to see.
Please give us a call before you leave so we know you are on the way and can look out for your arrival.
You will have 7 days to pick up your item(s). After 7 days, your item(s) will be placed back on the shelves.
Curbside appointments must be scheduled in advance. Same day appointments may be available when you schedule online or through the app.
Curbside Pickup is available for current physical library card holders whose account is in good standing. If you have a balance due, you must pay this before you can pick up any held items. For the safety of our staff, we will not be able to process payments at curbside and you will be asked to pay your balance separately from the curbside service.
Anyone may pick up your items as long as an appointment has been scheduled in advance using your library card and password.