R.H. Johnson Library & Data Resource Center

The Library is the most recognized building in Sun City West with its clock tower and chimes.  The Library was established in 1979 and houses 40,000+ items including regular and large print books, books on CD, periodicals, investment resources, and DVDs, as well as Reference and Homebound-Books by Mail services which are all available to Sun City West owner-members. Your Recreation Card is your Library Card. You must have a SCW Recreation Card to check-out materials.

13801 W. Meeker Blvd.
Sun City West, AZ 85379

Hours of operation
9 A.M. to 4 P.M. Tuesday through Saturday

Loan Period

Books and other materials 2 weeks
DVDs 1 week


Books and other materials: 10 cents per day
DVDs: $1.00/day

Book Drop Off

Drop Boxes are located adjacent to Library

Earl E. Mackert Data Resource Center

Located in RH Johnson Library, the Center provides modern computer terminals with high speed internet browsing as well as Microsoft Office 365 for residents of Sun City West and their visiting guests.

Friends of the Library & Endowment Fund

Friends of the Library is Chartered Club known as the Friends of the R.H. Johnson Library.

Throughout the year new books are being purchased and subscriptions maintained to more than 120 magazines, newspapers and financial reports. and they are all paid for by the Friends of the Library.
The majority of the money for these materials comes from the Friends of the Library Endowment Fund. This fund is made up of contributions from residents of Sun City West who respond to our annual fund drive. Many companies will match the gifts of their former employees. The Friend of the Library is a 501(c) 3 organization, and such gifts are tax-deductible.

Children’s Department

The Children’s Department offers puzzles, books, magazines, books on CD, and DVDs for Preschool through 6th grade.

Special Holiday Story Times for youngsters visiting Sun City West feature exciting, kid-friendly stories and treats such as stickers, bookmarks, and coloring sheets.