About the Arizona State Library
Arizona Revised Statutes Title 41; Article 2.1 establishes the Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records, referred to as “the State Library”, in the Office of the Secretary of State. The State Library was founded in 1915 to collect, preserve, and provide access to materials relating to law, political science, economics, sociology, subjects pertaining to the theory and practice of government, genealogy, and Arizona history. The format of materials may vary, but the majority of the collections contain unique and original materials or historic published texts, newspapers, and maps that can be found nowhere else. (A.R.S. 41-151.01)
The State Library consists of the following branches:
- Archives and Public Records
- Arizona Capitol Mueseum
- Arizona Talking Book Library
- Library Development
- State of Arizona Research Library
The State Librarian is Holly Henley.
To provide Arizonans access to information about their government, their state, and their world by offering content in a variety of formats, preserving Arizona's history for future generations, and empowering local institutions to engage their communities in learning.
All Arizonans will have access to information about their government, their state and their world in a variety of formats; Arizona's history will be preserved for future generations, and local institutions will be empowered to engage their communities in learning.
Accessibility: Provide access for all Arizonans in a variety of formats, tapping the capabilities of current and emerging technologies
Preservation: Preserve Arizona's history and government documents for future generations
Customer Service: Deliver excellent customer service and user experience, regardless of format
Community Engagement: Assist Arizonans in having the information to make informed decisions about their communities
Collaboration: Collaborate with other agencies, governmental entitities, non-profit organizations and the business community to
- Exemplify the best practices in library services to Arizonans
- Share information resources
- Develop new tools and services