Welcome to the Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records

This year we’re commemorating the 150th anniversary of the establishment of the territorial library. We’re not just looking back. We’re firmly focused on 21st century technology and leading the way in developing digital content for Arizonans. From historic photos and documents to born digital resources, our services help Arizonans succeed at work, at home and at leisure.

We invite you to discover the incredible resources offered by the Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records. We welcome you to visit us in person or online. Our cadre of professionals is here to help empower people, organizations and government. You can explore the:

  • State Library of Arizona in Phoenix to use our outstanding genealogy collection, our extensive collection of government documents and our rich portfolio of online resources.
  • Arizona Capitol Museum to learn more about your government in action from past to present.
  • Special events we host throughout the year, from Statehood Day in February to the Archives Month in October, there’s always something of interest at one of our locations.

And there’s more…  

  • Do you have a friend or relative whose eyesight is failing? Contact the Talking Book Library and sign them up for this free service.
  • Are you working for a government body in Arizona? If so we can assist you in managing public records with training or consulting on the statutory records retention requirements.

Finally, please visit and support one of Arizona’s 200+ local public libraries. We partner with libraries statewide to meet local needs for information on careers, healthcare, hobbies, school studies and much more. You’re sure to find something to surprise and delight you.

We want to hear from you. Let us know how we’re doing and what more you expect from your state library. Contact me at http://www.azlibrary.gov/contact/Joan-Clark.


We’re here for you.

Joan Clark
State Librarian & Director
Arizona State Library, Archives & Public Records
A Division of the Secretary of State