Did you know the Arizona State Library is over 100 years old? Established on March 24, 1915, the State Library’s original purpose was to help Arizona legislators.
Under the direction of Con Cronin, the state’s Law and Legislative Reference Librarian, the State Library also helped shape early laws and influence legislation. In 1938, State Librarian Mulford Winsor oversaw the expansion of the State Library in the new addition to the State Capitol. In 1978, the original 1901 section of the State Capitol became the Arizona Capitol Museum.