Myrtle Kraft Library

2393 Rock House Road, Portal, AZ 85632

Tel: 558-2468

Fax :558-2468

--------------------------------------------------------- HOURS

10:00 am - 2:00 pm (Tues - Saturday)

Closed Sunday & Monday


By simply checking out a book with a library card, you are automatically a member of the Library. "Friends Of The Library" is a separate support group, whose funds help to purchase books and equipment, and maintain the premises. To help sponsor the Library please become a member of "Friends Of The Library". It's simple. Just click on the icon above.

The library now features wireless internet service. It is available from 6:00 am - 6:00 pm. When the library is closed, you can access it from the parkingarea. Of course, your laptop must be equipped with an appropriate receiver (internal antenna card, USB receiver, etc.)

***** Youcan accessthe entire Cochise County Library District collection from your homecomputer (no, not all at once).To find out how to order books fromhome, please stop by and see the librarian.

Library Services

  • Books, videos, books on CDs or tape, magazines, and newspapers
  • Materials in Spanish
  • Large-type materials
  • Interlibrary loan
  • Library For Kids - Summer Program
  • Photocopy service
  • Fax service
  • Public computers

Wireless: 6:00 am to 6:00 pm

Information and reference services

New fees for copier, printer and fax machine use. The fees are set by Cochise County Library District, not Portal Library.

Copy .10

Print from Computer .10

Fax Received (1stpage) .10

Each Additional Page .10

Fax Sent(1st page) .10

Each Additional Page .10

Copy with Legal Paper .15


With the assistance of volunteers, Myrtle Kraft founded our current library in 1978 on the site of the old school house owned by San Simon School District #18.

When Mrs. Kraft retired in 1995, the community decided to honor her by naming the library after her. Dedicated volunteers, many of them members of Friends of the Myrtle Kraft-Portal Library, continue to staff the desk and do most of the behind the-scenes work.

The library has been a community gathering place, the staging area for parades and celebrations, and the site of hundreds of meetings, classes, discussion groups, and award-winning summer series called "Library for Kids”.

The library became a branch of Cochise County Library District in 1980. Our Branch Coordinator, under the direction of the Cochise County Library District, provides training and support for the volunteers. The district provides books and other library materials, supplies, equipment and interlibrary loan services.


Howard Topoff 2011