Digital Arizona Library launches social media presence on facebook

For Immediate Release
October 3, 2016


Laura Stone
Digital Arizona Library

The Digital Arizona Library (DAZL), a virtual library featuring general reference information as well as Arizona history, government and literature now has a new Facebook page and logo.

DAZL connects Arizonans and people around the world to unique Arizona materials including books, periodicals, maps and newspapers online. From finding homework help, to how Arizona got its shape and whether or not you can really teach a rattlesnake to find gold, answers to these questions and more can be found at DAZL.

“The Digital Arizona Library brings together tools, information resources, and historical data in one place for all Arizonans to use,” said Jen Maney, Library Services Manager at Pima County Public Library.  “Find a great book at Reading Arizona or do some research using the online reference resources. It’s up to you!  Everyone from learners to history buffs can find something uniquely for them.”

“The new logo and marketing material promote the accessibility of online materials to all Arizonans, including researchers, teachers, family historians, and state employees,” said Holly Henley, Arizona State Librarian and Director of Library Services.

The website serves as the entry point to a number of diverse resources and is a product of the Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records, a division of the Arizona Secretary of State’s office.

The Arizona Memory Project provides online public access to digital collections focused on the history and culture of Arizona. The site has more than 100,000 items from 85 partner organizations as well as the Arizona State Archives and State Library of Arizona.

Reading Arizona provides access to more than 700 books about Arizona, all available for multi-user download within the state of Arizona. You’ll find Edward Abbey, Zane Grey, and University of Arizona Press books in the collection.

Arizona Historical Newspaper Programs provides access to 50 Arizona newspapers published between 1859 and 1922. The online images can be searched name, topic, title, county, city and date.  Online reference resources include general resources in literature, business, legal, health, history, genealogy and science. Popular resources include Chilton Library for auto maintenance and repair, Reference USA and World Book.

Additional resources include Arizona Almanac, Arizona Legislators: Then & Now; and the Arizona Constitution.