Our Building

Our collections and ourselves are located in the gorgeous Arizona History Museum building in Tucson. Just turn left when you enter and remember to say hello to the amazing folks staffing the front desk! Head over to the “Visit” pages, both here and on our main website to find out how to get here and enjoy your time in the building and the city.

We know you’re already plotting a way to get here, so in the meantime check out the photos of our facilities below.

Arizona History Museum around sunset

Arizona History Museum around sunset

This side of the building (the left side) is where you'll find the Library and Archives.

This side of the building (the left side) is where you’ll find the Library and Archives.

You'll see this view from our Reading Room windows.

You’ll see this view from our Reading Room windows.

The information we keep needs constant care to safeguard its preservation. Our stacks are kept at a certain temperature and humidity to make sure these records will last as long as possible.

The information we keep needs constant care to safeguard its preservation. Our stacks are kept at a certain temperature and humidity to make sure these records will last as long as possible.

We have quite a collection of microfilm materials from around the state of Arizona as well as some from other states.

We have quite a collection of microfilm materials from around the state of Arizona as well as some from other states.

The ephemera files contain all sorts of information, usually in the form of newspaper clippings, pamphlets, brochures, and other materials that might not be big enough to constitute a larger collection.

The ephemera files contain all sorts of information, usually in the form of newspaper clippings, pamphlets, brochures, and other materials that might not be big enough to constitute a larger collection.

A close up shot of one of our ephemera files on Tombstone. Notice how the files are classified. Classification systems help librarians and archivists keep track of things and allow us to find them easier for our users.

A close up shot of one of our ephemera files on Tombstone. Notice how the files are classified. Classification systems help librarians and archivists keep track of things and allow us to find them easier for our users.

Just a little fun thing we have in one of the hallways. Made up of Arizona license plates.

Just a little fun thing we have in one of the hallways. Made up of Arizona license plates.

There is storage space all over our building! The second floor doubles as a workroom and an area for photo and map storage.

There is storage space all over our building! The second floor doubles as a workroom and an area for photo and map storage.

We have special drawers for our maps that allow us to store them laid flat. This lengthens their lives by avoiding rips and decay caused by frequent opening and shutting of folds.

We have special drawers for our maps that allow us to store them laid flat. This lengthens their lives by avoiding rips and decay caused by frequent opening and shutting of folds.

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