Miller-Golf Links Branch Library
9640 E. Golf Links Road
Tucson, AZ 85730
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Please call 594-5355 for more information and to reserve the meeting rooms. Please read our Meeting Room Policy (PDF). See meeting rooms available at other library locations.
Print out a Meeting Room Use Application (PDF).
Miller-Golf Links Branch has one meeting room with a capacity of 100 persons. The square footage is 1400 sq. ft. with a kitchen.
Miller-Golf Links Library offers two study rooms, which patrons or non-profits can reserve in person for up to two hour blocks of time. Due to the high volume of requests, we generally do not take phone reservations for the study rooms.
Patrons may make one advance reservation per week.
Patrons who stop by are always welcome to use the study rooms when they are not in use.
You may use our computers for one session per day. We offer:
6 non-reservable computers with 30 min. sessions (Express PCs)
2 non-reservable computers for teens with 60 min. sessions (Express PCs)
11 reservable computers with 60 min. sessions
2 youth-only reservable computers with 60 min. sessions
We offer free computer classes. Call 594-5355 for more information.
We also have wireless internet access available. Bring your laptop and use the library's WiFi network for free. For more information, please see our WiFi FAQ.
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Opening and Remodeling
The Miller-Golf Links Branch Library opened in March of 1999. It was the 19th branch library in the system. It originally had 10,000-square-feet, but was remodeled in 2004 at a cost of $1.5 million to add 5,000 square feet. It is located in the Golf Links Municipal Complex, on Golf Links Road just east of Harrison Road, and shares the complex with the Tucson Police Department's Rincon Substation. There is a shared breezeway, meeting room, picnic area and public bathrooms and drinking fountains.
Size and Collection
The library serves approximately 80,000 people in one of the fastest-growing corridors of Tucson, and boasts a collection of more than 85,000 items, with a circulation of about 430,000 and approximately 225,000 visitors last year (FY 2007). It has Children's and Teen areas, and separate areas for periodicals, fiction and non-fiction, reference, Spanish materials and more. There also are two study rooms, which each accommodate 4 to 5 people.
About George Miller
The Miller-Golf Links Branch is named after former Tucson's 40th Mayor and Democrat George Miller, who served two terms as mayor and four terms as a city council member for Ward 3. His tenure in Tucson politics ended in 1999, and covered a period of remarkable population growth.
Architecture and Artwork
The branch has several interesting pieces of artwork and architecture. When the branch first opened, a "whistling canopy," designed by architect Burns Wald-Hopkins, caused customers to complain.
Wind crossing over the canopy made it "sing" and many people complained about the noise. An acoustical engineering firm and a professor from The University of Arizona Physics Department investigated the phenomenon, and several solutions to the problem were tried. They included adding metal trim to the fluted metal roofing, sealing open tubes that pinned the canopy to the frame, and placing sandbags on the canopy roof to stiffen the deck, and more. Nothing worked. Finally, the canopy was reconstructed and made into a solid canopy roof in 2001.
Artwork outside the complex was created by an artist collaborative, including Judy Stewart, Kathy Hoyer, Joy Fox and Charles Sternberg, at Rancho Linda Vista near Oracle. The seven cast-bronze pieces are all of desert seedpods. The four sculptures near the entrance including a Mescal bean lying on its side, a microscopic portion of a desert poppy, a gall (a growth that insects make on a plant) and part of a cholla cactus. Three additional pieces are featured alongside the arroyo walkway through the parking lot, and they include a gall and parts of Mescal beans poking up through the dirt