Audio/Visual Materials

The Library has a large selection of Blu-Rays, CD-Books, DVDs, and Playaways to check out.

Bookmarks' Book Boutique

You can purchase used books, CDs, DVDs, CD-Books, National Geographic, and Arizona Highways magazines from the Bookmarks Friends of the Library group.


Our computers are available Monday thru Friday from 9 AM to 5:45 PM and Saturdays from 9 AM to 1:45 PM and have 90-minute session lengths.

Anyone without a library card can get a guest pass from the Reference Desk for free and use the computers. Children under 18 can access computers and guest passes in the Youth Services Department.

All Library computers have access to the Microsoft Office suite of products (Word, Excel, etc.).

We also have Chromebook/Hotspot kits available for check out, they come with a Chromebook, T-Mobile Hotspot, a mouse, and charger. The kits can be checked out up to three weeks, and can be renewed up to three times.

 Job Computers

If you need a computer for job searches, resume building, or other job-related reasons, we have two computers dedicated to job searching that can be used for extended periods. Ask at the Reference Desk for a reservation!

Content Creation Center

We also offer a Content Creation Center available for everyone. Four computers are in the teen zone and one in Meeting Room A. These computers are state of the art and offer the entire Adobe Creative Suite; Including Animate, After Effects, Audition, Illustrator, Photoshop, and Premiere Pro. With mics available as well to record content. 

 Along with the Content Creation Center, we also have two Panasonic 4k Cameras, two Canon DSLR Cameras, and two GoPro Hero 7's available for checkout with your library card.

Culture Passes

A Culture Pass gives library users two free tickets to participating Arizona Cultural and arts institutions. Each household can check out one pass at a time (maximum of two a month). Passes are available on a first-come, first-served basis and are checked out at the Youth Services circulation desk.    (Click Here for a printable PDF of our culture passes)

Fax Services

National fax services are available for $1.00 per page. We cannot receive incoming faxes.


Patrons can place holds on most materials in the YLN (Yavapai Library Network). These may be done online (through the browser catalog or the YLN Catalog app on smart devices), in person, or over the phone. There is a limit of 50 holds per card.

Internet Access

The Library is the gateway to the information highway. As technology develops, so will public access to worldwide informational resources. The library provides public access to the internet via our public access computers and free Wi-Fi access.

Large Print Books

The Library has a large selection of popular fiction and non-fiction books available in large print.

Library Cards

Cards are free to all residents of Yavapai County. All you need is a picture ID and proof of your current address! If you lost your card, come see us, and for one dollar, we can replace your card.

Welcome Cards

We also have cards available to non-residents that are visiting the area with proof of valid ID. Non-resident cards can check out a maximum of 5 items from our library.

Loan Periods

Rental books can be checked out for $1/week, with all proceeds going to the Cottonwood Bookmarks, Friends of the Library group to help support the library.

All other materials can be checked out for 3 weeks and are able to be renewed up to 3 times as long as there are no holds on them.

Effective July 1, 2021, the Cottonwood Public Library will not collect overdue fines for library materials. Some Yavapai County Network libraries have different loan periods and fine assessments. The fee schedule and due dates of the lending library supersede those of the Cottonwood Public Library.


We have many magazine titles covering a variety of topics. We also receive daily newspapers such as The Arizona Republic, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and USA Today. All newspapers and magazines are for in-house use only and cannot be checked out.

Meeting Rooms

Meeting rooms are available to community and non-profit groups and organizations for meetings that are educational, cultural or civic in nature. They are available during regular business hours Monday thru Saturday. To book a meeting room, read through the Meeting Room Policy and fill out the Meeting Room Agreement Form on the Library Policies page, or call the Library Assistant at (928) 340-2781.

Notary Services

Free notary services are available by appointment; please call the Reference Desk at (928) 634-7559.


We can make photocopies upon request at the Reference Desk in front of the Library. Just ask volunteers or staff for help.

All copies are priced as follows:

Black and white, single sided $0.10/page  
Color, single sided $0.25/page  
Black and white, double sided $0.15/page  
Color, double sided $0.40/page  



We offer single sided printing options both from our public access computers and from your personal laptop!

Prices for printing are as follows:

Black and White - $0.10

Color - $0.25

Purchase Requests

If you would like to request that the Library purchase new materials, requests can be made by filling out this form, sending an email to the Library Manager (, calling into the Library (928-634-7559), or by submitting a "Comment/Request Form" while in the library.

You must have a Yavapai Library Network library card to utilize the online submission form. If you are unable to use this method, please call us at 928-634-7559.

Rental Books

For just $1.00, rental books are offered by our Friends of the Library group, Cottonwood Bookmarks, as a way to get popular, new releases quicker than by putting them on hold.

Southwest Collection

The library has a special collection of books on Arizona and the Southwest including materials on the Verde Valley, Jerome, Sedona and the surrounding area.

Spanish Collection

The Library has a variety of materials (both fiction and non-fiction) in Spanish for all ages available for checkout.

Colección Española: La Biblioteca tiene un variedad de materiales (ambos ficción y no ficción) en español para todas las edades disponible para sacar

Study Rooms

Study Rooms are available on a first come-first served basis and have a maximum capacity of 2 people.  The rooms are furnished with 2 chairs and 1 small table and are available on any day the library is open.   To sign up for a room just stop by the Reference Desk. Time in the study rooms is limited to 3 hours per person while there is a waiting list.

Talking Books

For persons who are visually impaired, the State Library provides tapes and machines by direct mail at no charge. Applications for this service are available at the library.

Tax Forms and Info

Reproducible Arizona and Federal tax forms are available in the library. All Federal forms, with the exception of the Schedules, are free. All State forms are $0.10/page.

To get forms online, visit these websites:
Federal Tax Forms and Info
Arizona State Tax Forms and Info

Topographical Maps

We have topographical maps of Arizona, for in-house use only.

Volunteer Opportunities

Shelving, checking books in and out, covering/mending books and reading shelves, are some of the opportunities available to volunteers.

Adults can apply to volunteer by either filling out this form (click here) or by calling our Volunteer Coordinator, Liz Gooslin, at (928) 340-2781.

Teens ages 11 to 18 can apply to volunteer by either filling out this form (click here) or by calling the Youth Services Coordinator, Danille Ave, at (928) 340-2788.

Youth Services

As well as a large selection of books, audio/visual materials, STEAM Kits, and Wifi Hotspots, the Library's Youth Services Department offers a wide variety of programming for kids and teens of all ages, as well as computers and tablets for children and teens to use. Call for more information on Children's and Teen programming.

Youth Services Main Line - (928) 340-2788