Research Center

Begin Your Research Here

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The Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records hosts a public research facility located at the Polly Rosenbaum Archives and History Building. Researchers are able to access the following collections and resources:

Genealogy and Family History

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​Government Documents and Publications

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​Archives Collections

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Arizona Newspapers

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  • The Arizona Newspapers Collection contains Microfilm and digital copies of historic newspapers.
  • You can also access print copies and electronic links to current statewide newspapers​.

Research Online

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Starting your research online? Be sure to check out our online catalogs and databases.


Have Questions? We Have Answers

state library of arizona virtual reference desk linkVisit the Virtual Reference Desk for frequently asked questions and information from the librarians at the State of Arizona Research Library.

The Virtual Reference Desk


Planning Your Research Trip

Parking is available in front of the Polly Rosenbaum Archives and History Building. 


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Polly Rosenbaum Archives and History Building

1901 W Madison St
Phoenix, AZ 85009

Hours: 8 am - 5 pm Monday - Friday
Archives phone: 602-926-3720
Library phone: 602-926-3870 

Reference Request Form


Collections Include

  • Arizona Archival Collections
  • Arizona Books and Publications
  • Genealogy and Family History
  • Photographs
  • Maps
  • Newspapers
  • Government Information
  • Law resources





Click here for directions

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