Responding to COVID-19

You can chat and email with us daily! Mon-Thu 7am-7pm, Fri 7am-6pm, Sat 11am-6pm, and Sun 1pm-6pm. But due to COVID-19, all University Libraries buildings are currently closed, and we're not accepting any new hold/pickup or scanning requests for physical items. See details on library changes and support.

COVID-19: Library changes and support

COVID-19 banner over Main Library photo

Updated July 6, 2020, 12:00 pm

We miss you and look forward to seeing you when it's safe. 

Keep checking back regularly for updates and changes. For campus updates, visit University of Arizona's Coronavirus information page.

Need help?

Contact us by chat, text, and email. Staff are available:

  • Monday through Thursday 7am-7pm
  • Friday 7am-6pm
  • Saturday 11am-6pm
  • Sunday 1pm-6pm

Building closures

All library locations are closed to all users, with the exception of the Health Sciences Library.

Getting support

Borrowing and returning

  • Enrolled students who need to borrow a laptop can schedule an appointment with us by email:
  • University employees who need laptops should contact Gear-To-Go.
  • Holds are no longer available for pickup. We are providing document delivery and interlibrary loan in electronic formats only.
  • Keep your borrowed technology and checked-out books until further notice, including interlibrary loans. If you are no longer affiliated with the university or are leaving town, return books to the book drop outside the Main Library. To return technology, contact us to make an appointment. If you are not in Tucson, email us to discuss options:
  • We're waiving all late fees for books and borrowed technology.

Access to digital materials 

While the library buildings are closed, the HathiTrust Digital Library is able to provide temporary, emergency digital access to most titles held in the UA Libraries' print collections. See tips on using HathiTrust.  

Learn more about expanded online access to ebooks and journals during the COVID-19 pandemic. For help finding or accessing digital materials, email

View tips on accessing scholarly journals when you're off campus.

3D printing

We’re not accepting 3D printing requests at this time.

Events and programming

Library events are canceled, postponed or being held online.