Dr. Fernando Escalante Tribal Library

It is your friendly neighborhood librarian, Alvina Romero! The Library Literacy Specialist from the Dr. Fernando Escalante Tribal Library! Here with another daily fun calender and Activity sheet for your early learner. Have fun with one another with such games as humming a song and trying to guess what song it is. Take a walk around the neighborhood and look at the traffic signs. Ask your child what color, shape, and how many were on your walk. Or Celebrate Mom (Grandma, Tia, or any other mother figure) on mothers Day by telling a unique or funny story about your time together! For more fun, view our activity sheet and discuss the anatomy of a plant in English and Hiak Nooki with your little scientist. For example, the roots are called Nawa, the leaves are called Sawa, and the Steam is Ota. Feel free to share with families and friends! For more support or guidance, contact us at (520)879-5473 or email


Champion in delivering quality library services to inspire lifelong learning by expanding access to quality reading material, STEAM enrichment, Hiaki special collections, literacy development, and access to technology.

Department Services:

Since February 18, 2009, the Dr. Fernando Escalante Community Library has been a hub of accessible quality reading material, resources, Hiaki special collections, and exceptional enrichment opportunities. Coming in Fall 2022, we will officially open our free library at the Old Pascua at the Richey Resource Center.

We have a team of professionals trained to provide respectful, comprehensive, and consistent services in:

  1. A diverse, expertly curated collection of materials for patrons of all ages and reading levels.
  2. Free Access to Digital Library.
    1. Phone/tablet App to access Libby digital/audio materials.
    2. Readability – Reading intervention App to strengthen reading skills.
  3. Afterschool Homework Homebase. (New Pascua only)
  4. Early Childhood Literacy & Parenting Resources.
    1. Specialized support for families with children ages 0-5.
  5. STEAM Enrichment for all ages. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics)
  6. Technology Access. (New Pascua and Old Pascua locations)
    1. Fax, copier, computer, and internet access.
  7. Library Programming. (Crafts, story time, book club, & family programming)
  8. Summer programming. (Presentations, Challenge Activities, & Reading Programs)
  9. Hiaki Collection, a reference-only collection of over 350 items, including books from various authors that chronicle the Yaqui culture and heritage

Hours of Operation:

Dr. Fernando Escalante Tribal Library

Monday – Thursday: 8:00 am – 7:00 pm

Friday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Saturday: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Holiday Weeks: M-F 8:00 am – 5:00 pm Saturday closed

Phone: 520-879-5473

Address: 5100 W. Calle Tetakusim Tucson, AZ 85757


Link for a library card:

Hours of Operation:

Old Pascua Free Library

Hours coming soon!

Office Location:
5100 W. Calle Tetakusim, Tucson Arizona 85757-9308
Phone: 520-879-5743
Fax: 520-879-5475

Hours of Operation:
Monday – 10:00am – 4:45pm
Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday – 9:00am – 5:45pm
Friday – 1:00pm – 4:45pm
Closed Saturday and Sunday