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The Elsie S. Hogan Community Library

offers you…

  • Books and magazines
  • Internet access
  • WI-FI access
  • Newspapers
  • Spanish language books
  • Southwest collection
  • Large print books
  • Talking book information
  • Select out-of-town phone books
  • Consumer guides
  • Auto repair manuals
  • Audio / CD books
  • Digital audio books
  • Inter-library loan
  • Reference service
  • Renewal by phone
  • FAX, Scan & Copy service for a fee
  • Copies of City Council minutes


Our Mission

The Elsie S. Hogan Community Library connects people, information, and ideas to
promote lifelong learning, literacy development, and community involvement to assure
the best quality of life.

Roles of the Library

  • Community activities center
  • Community information center
  • Independent learning center
  • Popular materials library
  • Programming
  • Reference library
  • Research center

Library Cards (instructions HERE)

Library cards are free and issued to all Cochise County residents with proper identification. Replacement cards are $1.00. A ten dollar ($10) refundable deposit shall be required of any non-resident. Children may be issued cards with their parent’s consent.

Loan Periods,Renewals and Fines (details HERE)

Most books and audio / CD books are available for a three-week loan period. DVDs are available for one-week loans. Most library materials may be renewed for one additional loan period if the item has not been requested by another patron. Renewals may be made at the library, by telephone, or on the Internet. A fine will be issued on books and audios after a two-day grace period. A fine will also be issued on DVDs, with no grace period.

Book return

For your convenience when the library is closed, an outside book return drop box is located at the southeast corner of the building. Please do not put DVDs and audios in the book return unless they are properly wrapped or held together with a rubber band.

Interlibrary Loan

Materials not owned by our library may be borrowed from other libraries at no charge to the patron. Further information is available at the check-out desk.

Other Programs


The Elsie S. Hogan Community Library welcomes volunteers and offers a variety of opportunities for service to our library.

Children, Teens, Adults and Seniors

Various programs are offered throughout the year for these age groups. For detailed information about current programs and activities, contact the library staff


Gifts of books, monetary gifts and other materials are accepted with the understanding that they may be used or disposed of according to library policy. We recommend all donations be given through the Friends of the Library.

Friends of the Library

The mission of the Friends of the Library (FoL) is to stimulate and support the use of library resources and services that the library offers and to receive gifts, endowments and bequests. FoL volunteers operate the non-profit Friendly Book Store, located at 125 E. Maley Street. Sales from donations of books and magazines are directed to children’s services, the Arizona collection, and enhancement and renovation of library facilities. The Friends support the Library programs and also offers “per-class” financial assistance to needy students, as determined by Cochise College staff, in lieu of a scholarship.”

Rev. 5/16