The Library District takes a leadership role by training staff members of affiliate libraries in the use of all resources and participates in public policy discussions influencing these resources. We provide assistance in the form of materials, current technologies, and professional services to all public libraries in Pinal County, so that member libraries may better serve county residents with readily accessible recreational and informational materials and other related programs and projects.
We are committed to change, always looking toward ways to strengthen each member's ability to benefit from belonging to the Library District. Assistance to affiliate libraries in meeting their goals creatively and affordably is a top priority. We celebrate the value that libraries bring to their communities, and work collaboratively to support them and improve their ability to serve county residents.
The mission of the Pinal County Library District is to provide information access and support services to County residents so they can fulfill their informational, educational, and recreational needs, and to affiliate libraries, so they can experience an enhanced ability to provide library services.
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Policies & Procedures
Please be aware that policies and procedures are set by individual libraries and may vary from location to location.
- What is the Library District?
The Library District is supported by a secondary property tax rate of $0.097 per $100 assessed valuation. Each year, the Library District receives State Grants-in-Aid funds for $23,000. This amount is distributed equally among the member libraries and used for library-related expenses and projects. The Pinal County Library District administers support services to eleven affiliate libraries and operates two facilities (San Tan Valley and Arizona City). Two libraries are located in unincorporated communities (Oracle and San Manuel) and are staffed by volunteers. The remaining nine (excluding San Tan Valley and Arizona City) are municipal libraries with paid staff (Apache Junction, Casa Grande, Coolidge, Eloy, Florence Viney Jones, Kearny, Mammoth, Maricopa, and Superior). These eleven libraries are affiliates, not branches. The relationship is established through Intergovernmental Agreements with the county library district, which sets out the terms of cooperation.
- How do I place a hold?
Navigate the search results list to the title you want.
- Select Place Request.
- Type your library account number (no spaces) and password in the appropriate boxes, and select Login. (If you have already logged in, you will skip this step).
- Verify that your pick-up location is the correct library for you. Select Submit Request.
- If other requests are active for the same title, the library may display a message that tells you how many requests have been placed before yours. You can choose to continue or cancel the request. If you select Continue, a message informs you that your request has been placed.
If you'd like a visual, view the Place Holds (PDF) to see how it looks when you place a hold in our catalog.
- How do I renew an item?
Please be aware that policies and procedures are set by individual libraries and may vary from location to location. In order to determine which items can be renewed, how long they can be renewed, and how many renewals you are eligible for, please contact your local library.
In order to renew items online:
- Log in to your patron account.
- Once logged in, click "My Account"
- Select "Items Out" from the drop-down menu
- Check which items you'd like to renew
- Select "Renew Selected Items"
You may also renew items through our automated phone line at 520-866-6032 or toll-free at 888-502-4744.
- What do I do if I'm having problems placing a hold request?
There are several reasons why our online catalog will not accept your hold request. There may be a problem with your account, such as an overdue item or other fines on your account. In addition, libraries typically retain a new item for their patrons' use for six months and some libraries may not lend that particular material type (e.g. DVDs or video games). Each library has its own policy covering which items they will lend to another library and how they deal with fines. This policy may differ from the one at your local public library.