Take advantage of library resources
License agreements and copyright laws prevent us from providing off-campus access to the library’s online resources for alumni who are not currently enrolled in coursework at the University of Arizona or anyone without a valid NetID.
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, use our public computers on the 2nd floor of the Weaver Science-Engineering 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) finds ebooks, audiobooks, videos, and more types of open content by searching more than 80 sources.
- 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.
Whenever you're on campus, we'd love to see you at the library!