Public Library WiFi Availability

Arizona Libraries Public WiFi

Arizona Library Public WiFi Availability (last updated 04/14/2020)

Public libraries are critical community anchor institutions. During this current situation, public libraries are even more necessary in helping their community members access the internet to complete important tasks such as filing for unemployment and online schoolwork, even when the building is closed to the public. However, many libraries face obstacles to making WiFi available when facilities are closed, such as public and staff safety, vandalism and property damage, and violation of library internet use policies. In addition, there may be local situations such as co-location with a school or parking lot closures that prevent accessing the WiFi. Stakeholders across Arizona are coming together to see if there are ways to help address those obstacles to increase free public WiFi availability.

This map depicts data from the 2019 Arizona Public Library Statistics, question 13.10 Overall Wireless Availability. The 2019 reporting period was from July 1, 2018- June 30, 2019. We are updating the map as we receive feedback from libraries about extending their wifi availability in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

If you would like to provide updated data to the map, please contact Nicole Umayam at For more information about how the situation impacts E-rate funding for your library, please contact Mala Muralidharan at

This information is based on data reported to the Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records by the public libraries in the state. The values provided herein are still in the vetting process, and are therefore subject to change based upon further review.