History: Peoria Public Library was established in 1920 by the Senior Woman's
Club and housed in their clubhouse located at 83rd Ave. and Washington in
Washington Park. The first books were obtained by having a "book shower". The
Population of Peoria was 200. Maricopa County Free Library also began giving the
The library was moved to the Peoria City Complex located at Peoria Ave. and 83rd
Dr. in 1975.
The library was moved to a storefront at 75th Ave. and Cactus in 1990. In 1993 the
library relocated to its current building on the campus of the City of Peoria's
38,000 square feet
Main Library: 8463 W. Monroe St.
Peoria, AZ 85345
The Main Library is located on 85th Ave. 4 blocks south of Peoria Ave. and 4
blocks north of Olive Ave. Parking is available in front of the City Council
Chambers, and in the parking structure south of the Library at 85th Ave. and
Cinnebar.. Handicapped parking is available on the west side of the Library.
Book drops are located in front of City Hall, and at the Library Entrance.
If you are traveling on Loop 101 (Agua Fria Freeway), exit at Peoria Avenue
eastbound. Take Peoria Avenue to 85th Avenue. Go south on 85th Avenue to Monroe
Street. Library is on the Southeast corner of 85th Ave and Monroe St.
If you are traveling on I-17(Black Canyon Freeway), exit at Peoria Avenue
westbound. Take Peoria Avenue to 83rd Avenue. Go south on 83rd Avenue, across
Grand Avenue to Monroe Street. Library is on the Southeast corner of 85th Ave
and Monroe St.
If you are traveling on I-10,(Papago Freeway), exit at 83rd Avenue northbound.
Continue northward to Monroe Street, or exit onto Loop 101 (Agua Fria Freeway)
and follow the directions above. Library is on the Southeast corner of 85th Ave
and Monroe St.