Library policies

We want the library to be a welcoming space for everyone! Here are some tips when using our buildings, services, and other resources.

Food & drink

You don't need to starve when working in the library! You are welcome to bring snacks and drinks—just be careful to keep library materials and furniture clean. See our code of conduct for food/drink policies.

Quiet floors

Most library areas are fine for conversations and cell phones (just use your inside voice). But if you are looking for quiet space head to one of the quiet study floors or other quiet areas.

Ask us

Need help finding materials or using library resources? We can help you at any service desk or by phone, email, or chat. See our email and chat reference policies

Building access

During public hours our libraries and collections are open to everyone. UA affiliates can use their CatCard to access some library buildings during late night hours. Children under age 15 need to be accompanied by an adult except when using government documents. See access policies.

Access to services and resources

Our primary mission is to support the UA community, so some services and resources are available only to UA students, faculty, and staff. Arizona residents can borrow materials by purchasing a community user card. Others are welcome to visit us to get access to non-restricted resources, collections, services, and facilities.

Computer use

We have computers available for UA affiliates at each library location. Community users can also use public computers at the Main Library. See computer access and use policies.

Donation of materials

We no longer accept books and other materials (with the exception of Special Collections). If you have materials you wish to donate, we recommend contacting the Friends of the Pima County Public Library.

Display of materials

UA groups, organizations, and departments are welcome to post flyers on designated bulletin boards at each library. Please post only one copy and do not post political or fundraising materials.

Privacy

Your privacy is important to us. Read our privacy statement.

Code of Conduct

The library is safe space where everyone can work free of disruptive, threatening, and illegal behavior. Check out our code of conduct.


Select University policies

CatCard policies

UA computing policies

UA nondiscrimination and anti-harassment policy

UA student policies & procedures, including codes of conduct

WiFi policies