Ira H. Hayes Memorial Library

Contact Information

Ira H. Hayes Memorial Library

94 N. Church Street
P.O. Box 97
Sacaton, Arizona 85147
Phone: (520)562-3225
Fax: (520)562-3903

E-mail Contacts:
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Library Card:
To get a library card, patrons much come in person to the library to sign up for a library card, and minors under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent/legal guardian.

Replacement fee for lost/stolen cards is $5.

Library Hours:

Monday - Friday, 9:00AM - 6:00PM.

Closed on Weekends, Federal, State, and Tribal Holidays


Not only does the library provide a variety of book selections and educational programming, but we also provide these services to the community:

Computer & Internet Access
Computer Printing (10¢ per page)
Photocopying (10¢ per page)
Faxing (50¢ per page)
Scanning (Free)
Floppy Disks ($1)
CD’s ($1.50)
The library works very hard to provide adequate services to the Gila River Indian Community, and in doing so we have made it possible for the public to receive these services.

About Ira H. Hayes Memorial Library

The Gila River Indian Community (GRIC) is comprised of the Akimel O’otham & Pee Posh peoples, located in Central Arizona. The Ira H. Hayes Memorial Library is located in Sacaton, Arizona (District 3). The library has been in operation since 1985 and is housed in Sacaton’s first school house that was built in 1929. The tribal council then named the facility in honor of Ira Hamilton Hayes (1923 – 1955), the Marine Corporal whose role in raising the American Flag on Iwo Jima’s Mount Suribachi was immortalized by photographer Joe Rosenthal on February 19, 1945. Not only was Ira H. Hayes a national icon, he was also revered as a hero to the local communities for his service in World War II. The 81 year-old building is still serving as the community’s library 26 years later.

Library Collection

The Ira H. Hayes Memorial Library has educational and recreational material offered for Adults, Teens, & Young Children. The library also offers computer terminals for patrons w/internet. Material available at the library:

Books, Magazines, Newspapers
39 databases from the State of AZ, for research purposes.
Adult & Juvenile Reference Sections
Copy/printing/faxing services.
O’odham Culture Book Collection

Children’s Library

The children’s library is located in the back section of the library. Included in the collection are updated books such as:

“Arthur” & “Dr. Seuss” Book Series
“Goosebumps” Collection
“Twilight” Series
“Diary of a Wimpy Kid” Series
Native American Jr. Literature
Reference Material for Research
Other children’s activities: Story time, board games and scheduled movies in the afternoon.