Interested in checking out books from our libraries? We offer free library cards to affiliates of some academic institutions and membership organizations. You can also purchase a library card.
To apply, download our application and bring it to any Ask Us desk.
(If you're at the UA, no need to apply - your CatCard is automatically your library card).
The minimum loan period is 21 days for all borrowers. Sorry, only UA affiliates can borrow technology.
|Affiliation||Cost||Borrow up to|
|Arizona State University students
Northern Arizona University students
|Pima Community College students||$50/semester||75 items|
Faculty teaching at least one credit at:
|Spouse of UA faculty & staff members||None||250 items|
|Students & faculty at GWLA institutions||None||25 items|
|Community user – level 1
(borrowing privileges only)
|Community user – level 2
(borrowing privileges and computer access)
|Arizona businesses||$500/year||75 items|
We will automatically renew your print materials every 21 days as long as someone has not requested a hold and your library account is in good standing.
The number of automatic renewals and your maximum loan time depends on your affiliation.
|Affiliation||Maximum Loan Period|
|NAU, ASU, Pima and TOCC faculty and UA faculty spouses||6 years|
|GWLA, NAU, Pima and ASU students and Community users (level 1)||9 months|
|Community users (level 2) and Arizona businesses||3 years|
Library card holders receive unlimited computer access during public hours at the Main, Science-Engineering, and Fine Arts Libraries (with the exception of Community User - Level 1). We also offer free computer cards for visitors wishing to use our public computer area in the Main Library.
Contact us right away if you lose your library card to prevent others from using your account. You can get a replacement card for $10 at any of our Ask Us desks.