Phoenix Public Library, Burton Barr Central Library

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Phoenix Public Library, Burton Barr Central Library
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Contact Information

E-mail:[1]  Ask Us Via Email

Address:[2]

1221 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85004

Telephone:[3]  602-262-4636

Hours and holidays:[4]  

  • Mon, Fri, Sat - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Tue, Wed, Thu - 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Sun - 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Map, directions, and public transportation:

  • Directions 
    • From the North. Take I-17 S/Black Canyon Fwy S toward Phoenix. Merge onto I-10 E/Pearl Harbor Memorial Highway/Papago Fwy E via EXIT 200A toward Tucson/Central Phoenix, 1.5 mi. Take the 7th Ave exit, EXIT 144A, 0.3 mi. Keep right to take the 7th Ave S ramp, 0.08 mi. Merge onto N 7th Ave, 0.09 mi. Turn left onto W Roosevelt St, 0.5 mi. Turn left onto N Central Ave, 0.3 mi. 1221 N CENTRAL AVE is on the right.
    • From the East. Turn onto US-60 W toward Phoenix. Merge onto I-10 W/Pearl Harbor Memorial Highway toward I-10 W/Phoenix, 9.8 mi. Take the 3rd St exit, EXIT 145B, on the left, 0.4 mi. Turn left onto N 3rd St, 0.2 mi. Keep right at the fork to continue on N 3rd St, 0.06 mi. Take the 1st right onto E Roosevelt St, 0.2 mi. Turn right onto N Central Ave, 0.3 mi. 1221 N CENTRAL AVE is on the right.
    • From the South. Merge onto I-10 W/Pearl Harbor Memorial Highway toward Phoenix. Take the 3rd St exit, EXIT 145B, on the left, 0.4 mi. Turn left onto N 3rd St, 0.2 mi. Keep right at the fork to continue on N 3rd St, 0.06 mi. Take the 1st right onto E Roosevelt St, 0.2 mi. Turn right onto N Central Ave, 0.3 mi. 1221 N CENTRAL AVE is on the right.
    • From the West. Merge onto I-10 E/Pearl Harbor Memorial Highway/Papago Fwy E toward Phoenix. Take the 7th Ave exit, EXIT 144A, 0.3 mi. Keep right to take the 7th Ave S ramp, 0.08 mi. Merge onto N 7th Ave, 0.09 mi. Turn left onto W Roosevelt St, 0.5 mi. Turn left onto N Central Ave, 0.3 mi. 1221 N CENTRAL AVE is on the right.
  • Public transportation:  Valley Metro bus routes ZERO, 17, and LTRL (Valley Metro Rail) all stop near Central Ave/McDowell about 2 blocks north of the Burton Barr Central Library.

Internet sites and databases:

Collection Description

The Phoenix Public Library, Burton Barr Central Library has an Arizona history collection which is a good place for genealogy research.[5] The Arizona Room  includes Spanish American War Rough Rider correspondence and news clippings, Arizona city directories, Arizona high school yearbooks, 1870-1930 U.S. federal censuses, Arizona newspaper and periodical indexes, maps, and federal government records.[6] Phoenix Public Library is also a depository for U.S. Government documents.

Alternate Repositories

If you cannot visit or find a source at the Phoenix Public Library, Burton Barr Central Library, a similar source may be available at one of the following.

Overlapping Collections

  • National Archives—Pacific Region (Riverside), CA. Federal court records and federal agencies in Arizona.
  • State Library, Phoenix, has a large book/periodical collection including immigration, vital records, courts, wills, county histories, and Internet sites. The  starting place for AZ family history research.[7]
  • State Archives, Phoenix, marriages, wills and probates, civil and criminal records, brands, taxes, coroner records, voting registers, prisoners, state agencies, maps, newspapers, photos.[8]
  • Bancroft Library, Univ. Calif. Berkeley Early settlers, migration trails, stagecoaches, miners, and histories. They probably have more Arizona historical material than any repository in Arizona.[9]
  • Southwest Museum Braun Research Library, Los Angeles, CA. Includes the Monk Library of Arizoniana, California and Arizona history, and records of southwest American Indians.
  • Family History Library, Salt Lake City, has many Arizona cemeteries, census, church, court, histories, immigration, land, military, and naturalization records on microfilm.

Similar Collections

Neighboring Collections

Sources

  1. Ask Us Via Email in Phoenix Public Libraries (accessed 13 February 2015).
  2. Locations and Hours in Phoenix Public Libraries (accessed 13 February 2015).
  3. Ask us in Phoenix Public Libraries (accessed 13 February 2015).
  4. Burton Barr Central Library in Phoenix Public Library (accessed 13 February 2015).
  5. William Dollarhide, and Ronald A. Bremer, America's Best Genealogy Resource Centers (Bountiful, UT: Heritage Quest, 1988), 15. At various repositories (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 J54d.
  6. Arizona Room in Phoenix Public Libraries (accessed 13 February 2015.
  7. William Dollarhide, and Ronald A. Bremer, America's Best Genealogy Resource Centers (Bountiful, UT: Heritage Quest, 1988), 15. At various repositories (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 J54d.
  8. Genealogy and Family History in Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records (accessed 10 February 2015).
  9. William Dollarhide and Ronald A. Bremer. America's Best Genealogy Resource Centers (Bountiful, Utah: Heritage Quest, 1998), 15. At various libraries (WorldCat). FHL Ref Book 973 J54d.