Main Library

Exterior photo of the Main Library

The go-to place to study, create, collaborate, and get things done.

Open practically 24/7, the Main Library offers flexible spaces, friendly experts, a wide range of technology, and in-depth research collections that encourage new ideas and help build new connections.



The Main Library houses books, periodicals, and microforms relating to the social sciences, humanities, fine arts, education, and business. It also holds collections of media, maps, and government documents.

You can also find collections for children's literature, Chinese and Japanese studies, and Middle Eastern studies. See locating books & other materials.

Finding your way around

Area Services & collections
1st floor
(see 1st floor map)

Ask Us desk
Borrow technology
Group study rooms
Map collection
Chinese collection
Japanese collection
Current journals (Harvard Yenching)
Self checkout machine

2nd floor
(see 2nd floor map)
Ask Us desk
Self checkout machines
Scholars' Corner
3rd floor
(see 3rd floor map
Quiet study rooms
Reference collection
Current journals (A-HF 1399)
Children's literature
Administration Office
Student lockers
4th floor
(see 4th floor map)

Quiet study floor
Group study rooms
Current journals (HF 1400-PQ)
User Experience Team

5th floor
(see 5th floor map)
Quiet study floor
Group study rooms
Current journals (PR-ZA)
UA Press
Office of Digital Innovation & Stewardship

Parking information

Visitors can park at the Cherry Avenue Garage just east of the library. There are also metered parking spots on Cherry Ave. just north of Fourth St.

Contact us

Main Library
University of Arizona
1510 E. University Blvd.
Tucson, AZ 85721-0055
(520) 621-6406