Library departments

Access & Information Services

Access & Information Services (AIS) provides seamless access to technology, study spaces, information, and reference services. AIS staff members facilitate the use of physical and digital collections, while maintaining a safe, disruption-free learning environment and actively pursuing and implementing new services to meet the needs of core customers.

Administration

Administration comprises the deans and their support staff as well as functional areas that serve the entire Libraries: development, facilities, finance, human resources, marketing, and user experience.  We use a shared governance model for planning and decision-making.

Content & Collections

Content & Collections is responsible for actively and efficiently managing the Libraries’ electronic and physical information resources. We leverage usage data, UA liaison librarians’ strong relationships with academic units, consortial collaborations, and knowledge of campus priorities to effectively make collection decisions. Content & Collections is also the home for our initiatives related to open and affordable educational resources.

Delivery, Description & Acquisitions

Delivery, Description & Acquisitions (DDA) provides timely and effective access to the wealth of knowledge within and beyond our library collections for the UA community, from intuitive discovery to seamless delivery. We focus on the acquisition, discovery, and delivery of information to support our customers' teaching, research, and learning needs.

Office of Digital Innovation & Stewardship

The Office of Digital Innovation and Stewardship (ODIS) can help you at every stage of your research. We partner with faculty, researchers, and students to digitize, preserve, and provide access to unique scholarly collections. Members of ODIS are active in campus-wide efforts related to scholarly activity and research data, digital preservation, research information management, and many others.

Research & Learning

Research and Learning (R&L) focuses on supporting the research and learning missions of the University. R&L librarians partner with academic departments and support units to bring expertise into campus teaching, learning, and research workflows.

Special Collections

Special Collections holds primary research materials chiefly in the fields of literature, Arizona and Southwestern history, and the sciences. We also have important and substantial collections relating to the lands and peoples of Arizona and the US-Mexican borderlands region.

Technology Strategy & Services

Technology Strategy & Services (TeSS) serves the library's technology needs. Our staff members develop software, websites, and other tools to support access to library resources, research, and teaching. We also provide technological infrastructure and technical support services to library departments and patrons.

The University of Arizona Press

The University of Arizona Press is the premier publisher of academic, regional, and literary works in the state of Arizona. We disseminate ideas and knowledge of lasting value that enrich understanding, inspire curiosity, and enlighten readers. We advance the University of Arizona’s mission by connecting scholarship and creative expression to readers worldwide.

UA Health Sciences Library

The UA Health Sciences Library is the most comprehensive health sciences library in Arizona. Our staff provide access to essential medical information, participate as instructors in the curriculum of the health sciences colleges, and work in partnership with researchers and clinicians to advance healthcare, education and research. We engage with communities across the state to provide enhanced access to quality health information.