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Main Library 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 library books. 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 Municipal Complex.


Statistics: 38,000 square feet

Architect: David Eijadi

Main Library: 8463 W. Monroe St.
Peoria, AZ 85345
623-773-7555

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.

Directions
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.
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