Happy Birthday, Arizona! Arizona celebrates its 103rd birthday on Saturday, having become a state on February 14, 1912. Learn more facts about Arizona at ArizonaExperience.org.
The Arizona State Library has launched a new way to access books about our state: ReadingArizona.org. Click Reading Arizona eBooks to access early Arizona fiction and histories, as well as contemporary works by authors such as Jana Bommersbach, Edward Abbey, Jon Talton, and James Sallis. Browse categories including Arizona Cities, Native Americans, Natural Arizona, and novels from local mystery publisher Poisoned Pen Press.
The library has even more online resources to help you explore Arizona. Log in to Zinio to check out Arizona Highways magazine - free full-color issues you can check out and keep as long as you like. You can also find Arizona-related ebooks in our 3M Cloud Library, free to check out for 2 weeks. (Learn more about how to use 3M Cloud Library at our ebooks page.)
Don't forget the books on our shelves! Come to the library to find travel books on Arizona, including hiking guides and more (sort by publication date to bring Fodor's and Frommer's higher up the list). Or check the nonfiction shelves at 917.91. Find Arizona history books at 979.1. Westerns haven't ridden into the sunset, either - you can find them in our catalog here. (All fiction is shelved by author. Ask staff at the information desk for more assistance.) Enjoy Arizona!