Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records turns 100

Releases an e-booklet celebrating its centennial

For Immediate Release
March 20, 2015


Matt Roberts, Director of Communications 
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Phoenix – Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records in celebrating one hundred years of service to Arizonans March 24. 

To celebrate, the State Library has released an e-booklet, “100 Years of Public Service,” that highlights its history decade-by-decade. The pamphlet chronicles changing facilities, staff, resources, and technologies. 

“Many Arizonans are not aware of the State Library,” said Secretary of State Michele Reagan. “The e-booklet is a great way to learn about our many services and how we have delivered them throughout the decades.”

Services provided by the State Library include the:

Arizona Capitol Museum – Dedicated to connecting people to Arizona; past and present, with exhibits on the effects of World War II on Arizona, the U.S.S. Arizona, voting in the state and travelling exhibits such as the works of Taiwanese Master Artist Chris Ho.

State Library of Arizona – There are many facets to the library; including: a genealogy section, a repository for federal publications, a U.S. patent and trademark resource center, a law library and access to state agency publications.

Arizona Talking Book Library – This specialized library provides books, magazines and other resources in alternate formats for all Arizona residents whose visual or physical disabilities prevent the reading of conventional print materials.

Digital Arizona Library – A portfolio of online resources; including: reference services, Reading Arizona, the Arizona Memory Project, Arizona digital newspaper program and the Arizona Almanac.

State Archives and Records Management – ARM collects, preserves and makes publically available permanent public records, historical manuscripts, photographs and other materials; managing public records throughout state and local government in Arizona.

Library Development – Empowers libraries statewide to offer excellent customer service through consulting, grant funding, resources and training. Our grant funding includes funds from the Library Services and Technology Act, administered by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

“The State Library continues its commitment to Arizona,” said State Librarian Joan Clark, “by helping Arizonans know and obtain information about their government, their state and their world.”

For more information about the State Library, a division of the Secretary of State, visit the website at