Case Study


Phoenix, AZ


Phoenix Public Library


Janitorial, Maintenance, Specialty Services

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More Than Just Books: Enhancing the Library Experience in Phoenix

The Burton Barr Phoenix Central Library houses a 1,000,000 volume collection within its 280,000 square feet, but it also serves as a hub for the community. The library contains a one acre​ Great Reading Room housing its nonfiction collection; StartUpPHX, a discovery space for business entrepreneurs; the Arizona Room, housing a research collection focused on the Southwest; College Depot, a free, full-service college planning center; Central Gallery, a fine art exhibition gallery featuring work by Arizona artists; a Rare Book Room; as well as teen and children’s spaces.

Type of Space

Distributed Facilities
Large Facilities

Client Needs


With events happening daily, Burton Barr needed a partner they could count on to maintain the facility in pristine condition.


Rooms and spaces house different events, requiring setup and teardowns to prepare for the next day.


Burton Barr wanted a facilities services partner that went the extra mile, taking care of issues before they happen.

We Proved It


Burton Barr relies on Velociti to deliver world-class facilities services. 365 days a year, Velociti team members work at Burton Barr (as well as 3 satellite libraries) to maintain and clean facilities, set up for events, and even maintain the pond inside the building! Velociti also performs specialty services, such as window cleaning, and maintains outdoor spaces like the entryway and parking lot.

Library officials know that they can count on Velociti to get it right every time, and view Velociti team members as an extension of their own team. Many Velociti associates have worked in Burton Barr for years, and treat the building like it’s their own.

Type of Service

Specialty Services

By the Numbers


Separate facilities across Phoenix


Days a year that Velociti team members are on the job


Square feet of space maintained at Burton Barr


Employees that serve as an extension of the library staff

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