Access during COVID-19

Main Library lobby and Weaver Library are open Monday-Thursday 9am-7pm, Friday 9am-6pm, Saturday 11am-6pm, and Sunday 1pm-6pm. You can also contact us by chat, text, and email during these hours. The Health Sciences Library is open to Health Sciences affiliates. Learn more about access during COVID-19.

Our organization

Watch our video, We Are University Libraries, for a two-minute introduction to our organization.

Mission, vision, and values

Mission: The University of Arizona Libraries are enterprising partners in advancing the University's priorities. We cultivate an environment that promotes inquiry, creative endeavor, scholarly communication and lifelong learning. Our resources, services and expertise enrich the lives of Arizonans, and contribute to an expanding global academic community.

Vision: The Libraries are the intellectual crossroads of the University, enabling innovative interdisciplinary research, scholarship and creative endeavor.

Values: Our organization and employees identified five core values that we strive to incorporate into our work.

 diversity, continuous learning, innovation, collaboration, integrity

Strategic map

Learn where our strategic map is guiding us, or take a sneak peek video tour.

Organizational structure

The library is made up of ten departments and has close to 200 employees. Library leadership groups consist of Dean’s Working Group (Dean, Vice Dean, Associate Dean, Assistant Dean for Finance and Administration, Human Resources Director, and Senior Information Resources Officer) and Cabinet (Dean’s Working Group members, department heads, and representatives from shared governance groups for library faculty and university/classified staff).

See our organizational chart and read about the history of our libraries.

Our impact in numbers


Number of libraries, including Special Collections


Employees (librarians, staff, student workers)
7,365 Reference questions answered


Technology items loaned


Books and articles borrowed from or loaned to other libraries

2,186,223 Total visits to the libraries
5,743,451 Searches on our website
8,989,398 Print volumes, electronic books and journals in our collection
4,714,348 Electronic articles accessed

Data from FY 2018-19