Borrowing Information
Volunteer Opportunities  
History of the Library  
Friends of the Library




All residents of Cochise County, Arizona are eligible for a library card free of charge.  Non-resident borrowing privileges require a ten dollar refundable deposit.  The first library card is free; replacement cards are $1.00.  Most books and audio tapes check out for three weeks; new best sellers for ten days and DVDs for 1 week. Overdue fines for books are $.10 per day with a two-day grace period; overdue fines for DVDs are $0.25 per day with no grace period. Overdue fines for ILLs are $.25 cents a day.




Volunteers are the heart of Elsie S. Hogan Community Library. We appreciate volunteer help in many areas.  For more information, call the library at 520-766-4520.





The Willcox library opened for business on November 1, 1923.  It was operated by the Woman's Club and was originally housed in the high school library. In early 1930 it was housed in City Hall, which was then a part of the Masonic building. In 1936, a portion of the Woman's Club House was dedicated to the library and it remained there until about 1969 when it was then moved to 450 W. Maley.

On March 1, 1970, the library was dedicated to Elsie S. Hogan for her many years of service. She was one of the original members of the Woman's Club in 1911, who voluntarily operated the library from 1961-1967. In 1967, after 44 years of all-volunteer effort by the Woman's Club, the City took over the Library operation, and Elsie became the first paid librarian.  She served until her retirement in 1975, at the age of 85!

On February 12, 1996, the remodeled Willcox Market building at 100 N. Curtis Avenue became the new Elsie S. Hogan Community Library. With that move, the library has experienced significant growth in customer use, circulation and technology needs.

To address those needs, we maintain a collection of approximately 32,000 items, and offer the public free access to 21 laptops and desktop computers, plus Wi-Fi access for their own devices.  We have a streamlined process to self-reserve a library PC, and offer patrons a self-checkout workstation to make their library experience even more convenient.

We are connected to 12 other libraries as part of Cochise County Library District.  All of the libraries share a combined collection database, so we can offer our patrons immediate access to over 400,000 items in various formats.

Beyond that, the State Library provides access to over 30 information databases, so the world is right here at your fingertips. Books are our "brand," but today, public libraries offer SO much more!




The Friends of the Elsie S. Hogan Library is a non-profit organization which has been in existence since 1981.  Its primary purpose is to stimulate use of library resources and services; encourage and receive gifts, endowments and bequests; and to support and cooperate with the library in developing services and facilities for the community.

Membership dues are:

Individual $10
Family $15
Business/Organization $25
Lifetime Membership $200


Elsie S. Hogan Community Library
100 N. Curtis Ave.
Willcox, AZ 85643
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Monday 10 am - 6 pm
Tuesday 10 am - 6 pm
Wednesday 10 am - 6 pm
Thursday 10 am - 6 pm
Friday 9 am - 5 pm
Saturday 9 am - 2 pm
Sunday Closed