For alumni & visitors

Wilbur stands at one of the library's service points.

Take advantage of library resources

You can access digital and physical content by visiting our libraries in person.

To access digital content, bring your laptop and use UAGuest WiFi. If you don’t have a laptop, you can use our public computers on the 1st floor of the Main Library (you’ll need a computer card, which is free).

Books, newspapers, and more are accessible to browse and read within the building. (To borrow books, apply for a library card.)

Find freely available resources online

Open access materials are freely accessible to anyone, anywhere, anytime. 

When using library search, you can limit results to open access content. Under “Show only” on the results page, select “Open access.”

In the spirit of openness, colleagues also have created search tools that are open to everyone:

  • SUNY Geneseo’s OASIS (Openly Available Sources Integrated Search) tool searches open content from over 60 sources for ebooks, audiobooks, videos, and more.
  • Mason OER Metafinder, from George Mason University, searches open content in HathiTrust, Digital Public Library of America, Internet Archive, New York Public Library and Library of Congress digital collections, and open educational resource (OER) repositories.

License agreements and copyright laws prevent us from providing off-campus access to online library resources to anyone without a valid UA NetID.

Visit us

Whenever you're on campus, we'd love to see you at the library!