The Oracle Public Library, a unique all-volunteer organization, began as a reading room in 1903. Over the past century, the library has grown into a full-service community resource, with almost 2,000 feet of space, 30 volunteers, and up-to-date selections that draw readers from all over the area. Among our popular offerings are a comprehensive Southwest collection, a special compilation of books by local authors, and the Alice Carpenter archaeological archive.
The library is funded by donations and small grants, with assistance from the Pinal County Library District. Our dedicated staff of volunteers assists patrons, maintains the collection and building, and allows us to be open six days a week.
What’s at the Oracle Public Library?
The library has books, music, DVD’s, magazines, audio books and news-papers, as well as computers to do homework, create presentations, write resumes and more. The library also provides free access to the internet, and free Wi-Fi, so you can search the databases, do research, read the latest news, check your e-mail or just have fun.
The library has a comprehensive Southwest Collection and specializes in books by local authors. Unique murals by local artists and a ceramic Tree of Life by Oracle children surround the parking lot. Archaeological examples from the Alice Carpenter collection are showcased along with changing displays of other diverse collections.
The library has programs for the whole family. There are book clubs, special events, classes and workshops, and the popular Summer Reading Program for children.
Loan periods for library materials
Books, Audiobooks & Music: 2 weeks
Great Courses: 3 weeks
DVDs: 1 week (limit 2 per checkout)
Books & Audio Books: $0.25 per day
Great Courses: $1.00 per day
DVDs: $1.00 per day
Interlibrary Loans: $1.00 per day