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Welcome to the Library: Downtown Campus Library

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About Downtown Campus Library

The Downtown Campus (DC) is a vibrant community. We are centrally located, on five major bus routes, in close proximity to the University of Arizona, Tucson’s downtown district, and I-10, which wraps around Tucson’s west and south sides. Our campus offers transfer courses, is the main campus for ESL, Paralegal, Translation and Interpretation programs. DC also has the Applied Technology programs: Automotive, Building Construction, Welding, Machine Tool, CAD, and Mechatronics (AIS). We have a large silent study room with multiple cubbies and chairs if quiet is what you are looking for. We also share our space with the DC Learning Commons (computers, tutoring, study spaces) so we can easily assist when you are working on research paper/project. We are here to help you succeed! 

Downtown Campus Library


1255 N. Stone Ave., LB-130, Tucson, AZ 85709-3035

Learning Studio (LB 153)

The Downtown Campus Library was part of a Title V grant in 2009-2010. One of the outcomes from the grant is that the Library gained a state of the art Learning Studio. The new area has flexible seating, laptops, three walls with white board surfaces, and three large displays The room is designed so that the displays can be viewed easily from any seat.

Silent Study Space

Our study room has study cubbies, as well as comfortable tablet chairs, and is enclosed to keep noise to a minimum.

A few of the services offered in the DC Library/Learning Commons area:

  • Printing
  • Computers (student and public)
  • Course Reserve textbooks
  • Laptops, calculators, webcams, phone charging cords, headsets, bike locks (some check out for the semester
  • and of course: books, DVDs, graphic novels, audiobooks, and much more!

Campus Maps

Theresa Stanley, Campus Library Department Head

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I am here to help you succeed! Feel free to contact me at any time. (I check emails all day, including on weekends and holidays!)

I grew up in Ohio and we still go back every year to visit family (and Cedar Point, the Roller Coaster Capital of the World). Being a Librarian was a dream job but four kids and several other careers came first. I started at Pima County Public Library, before moving to PCC. In addition to my Librarian role, I have served on many College committees and National Library committees. I enjoy going to conferences; learning what works for others, and bringing it back to Pima to make it our own is very empowering. 

When not working, I love to spend time with our four beautiful granddaughters. I also quilt, travel, camp, cook/BBQ/bake, and of course, read. You can reach me at 

Joe Brewer, Librarian

If you are a student, my job is to help you with your research projects. I'm interested in all kinds of topics, so I love this job!  Please email me when you get a research assignment, or just to introduce yourself or ask a question.

I grew up in Colorado, but also in Texas, Kansas, and Oklahoma. Since my college years, I've been in Arizona and New Mexico. When I was a kid, I dreamed of directing movies or acting; later I was interested in teaching. Eventually I became a librarian, where I deal with all these topics (and many more) through, books, videos, and the internet. I've worked as a librarian at NAU in Flagstaff and at the University of Arizona.

This summer (2020) I read Melville's Moby Dick and Stevenson's Treasure Island, two classic novels from the 1800sBut I'm also watching the HBO series Watchmen. What are you reading. viewing, writing, or making? Email me:

Emily Besich, Librarian

Hi! I love helping with citation and formatting quandaries, showing how to use our wonderful website, and guiding people to just the right resource in our library collection. I have been a Pima employee since 2016; I currently work at the Downtown and West Campus Libraries,

I'm a Tucson native who loves exploring our city, browsing estate sales, and making food and craft projects at home. 

My first priority is helping PCC students, faculty, and staff. Reach out at any time--I am here for you!

You can email me at:

Saudra Alvarez, Library Services Specialist

I have been working with Pima Community College for 5 years and previously worked at the Pima County Public Library. I'm a parent of 3 boys and currently work full-time and I'm a part-time student at the University of Arizona.

Being a student myself, it is important to assist our students and patrons the best we can and I absolutely enjoy working here knowing that we all work together to ensure student's success on a daily basis. I provide circulation services and some reference services as needed. I'm currently the student aide supervisor and responsible for our collection maintenance, creating lists, inventory, Downtown Campus library newsletter, and I work on our DC-library social media. I've learned so much in the last 4 years and hope to continue to learn and grow through the years to come while continuing to provide great services to our faculty, staff, students, and community users. 

During my free time, I enjoy hikes with the family and explore the outdoors. I also use my free time to study as I am currently pursuing my BA in Information Science and eSociety.

I can be reached at

Teresa Dodge, Library Services Specialist


Although I’m not a native Tucsonian, I went to school here, elementary through college. I graduated from the U of A with a BA in Elementary Education. I have worked in four different types of libraries since 2001:  public, middle school, prison, and now academic. (Trivia question answer: Yes, I was a student library clerk at the same middle school I attended and later worked at.) I have four kids, and one adorable little granddaughter who just started Pre-K.

I garden, have four cats, and pretend I’m creative. Fall is my favorite season and I’m looking forward to some cool-weather hiking in our beautiful desert and around Mt. Lemmon. I can be reached at:

Spencer Gray, Library Services Technician

My name is Spencer. I have worked at the library since September 2013. I started as a student aide and now I am a Library Services Technician. I am the son of a librarian and I consider myself lucky to work here part-time.

I have lived in Tucson most of my life, though I have lived in Portland, Oregon and in Portland, Maine. My other (full-time) job is as a Courtroom Clerk at Superior Court. I fell into that job after completing my Paralegal Studies degree here at Pima.