Location and Hours

Black and white image of the Poetry Center

An internationally renowned poetry library, the Poetry Center sponsors numerous University and community programs, including readings and lectures, classes and workshops, discussion groups, symposia, writing residencies, poets-in-the-schools, poets-in-the-prisons, contests, exhibitions, and online resources, including standards-based poetry curricula. An area of special emphasis within the College of Humanities, the Poetry Center is open and fully accessible to the public.

LOCATION

The University of Arizona Poetry Center
1508 E. Helen Street
Tucson, Arizona 85721-0150
520-626-3765
520-626-5566 (FAX)
poetry@email.arizona.edu

HOURS OF OPERATION (SUMMER)

2018 summer hours begin on Saturday, May 12 and end on Monday, August 20.

Monday 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.*
Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

* On Thursday evenings when we host a Reading & Lecture Series event, the library will close one hour early, at 7:00 PM. For our calendar of events, see poetry.arizona.edu/calendar.

HOURS OF OPERATION (SCHOOL YEAR)

Monday 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.*
Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Sunday Closed

* On Thursday evenings when we host a Reading & Lecture Series event, the library will close one hour early, at 7:00 PM. For our calendar of events, see poetry.arizona.edu/calendar.

Upcoming Closures: 2018​-2019

  • Friday, May 11 - closing early at noon (UA Commencement)
  • Monday, May 28 (Memorial Day)
  • Monday, June 25 to Wednesday, July 4 (Summer Closure)
  • Monday, September 3 (Labor Day)
  • Monday, November 12 (Veterans Day)
  • Thursday, November 22 to Saturday, November 24 (Thanksgiving)
  • Saturday, December 22 to Tuesday, January 1 (Winter Closure)
  • Monday, January 21 (Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day)

PARKING

Free parking is available in Zone 1 lots around the Poetry Center after 5:00 p.m. on weekdays and all day on weekends. Paid parking is also available in the Highland Avenue Garage, across the street from the Poetry Center.

CODE OF CONDUCT

A condensed version of the Poetry Center's Code of Conduct is posted in the Center's library. For a view of our complete Code of Conduct and Poetry Center policies, click here: Poetry Center Code of Conduct.

VIRTUAL TOUR

You can take a virtual tour of the Poetry Center online using our panoramic viewer.