Library Services

Library Services

Our Mission

The mission of the Fort McDowell Tribal Library is to provide quality services, resources, and lifelong learning opportunities through books and a variety of other formats to meet the informational, educational, cultural, and recreational needs and interests of Tribal members, community members, and employees of the Nation.

Our Priorities

To reach our mission we are guided by the following five priorities:

  • Services to children
  • Recreational reading
  • Being a center of lifelong learning
  • The library as community center
  • Bridging the technology gap

Our Services

  • Free Internet access
  • Movie rentals
  • Computer Classes from basic to advanced
  • Free wireless
  • Book Clubs
  • Yavapai Language classes

How to get a Library Card

Library cards are issued at the circulation desk to all tribal members and employees with a valid tribal card, driver license, employee ID and proof of current address and phone number are required. Community members may be sponsored by a tribal member upon their approval.

Borrowing Policies

Loan Periods/Fines/Fees/Limits

Most library materials are loaned for three weeks. All current library card-holders may have a maximum of 15 items on a current account. This includes any combination of items checked out. (DVD’s, Books, CD’s, magazines and Books on Tape)

Charges only occur if materials are lost, damaged or stolen. The tribal library does not charge for any over overdue items. Failure to pay the cost of lost items will result in the borrower’s account being blocked and library services restricted. The Library accepts payments in the form of personal check, money order and cash.

Material Type
Item Limit
Loan Period
Books 15 21 Days
Music CDs 3 1 week
Books on Tape 3 21 Days
DVDs & Videos 3 7 Days
(Except current issue)
3 7 Days