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.

Access during COVID-19

library staff with face masks

Updated May 13, 2021, 4:30 pm

Keep masking up 

As the University of Arizona returns to classrooms, the Libraries continue to work hard to provide in-person and remote services. Keep checking back regularly for updates and changes. 

The university's face covering requirements and all COVID-19 mitigation policies remain in place. For campus updates, visit University of Arizona's COVID-19 and reentry page.

Buildings & spaces during summer 2021

Some of our buildings continue to provide study space and limited services.

Hours online & in person

Contact us by chat, text, and email, drop by the Main Library lobby, and visit the Weaver Library during these hours:

Monday-Thursday 9am-7pm
Friday 9am-6pm
Saturday 11am-6pm
Sunday 1pm-6pm 

Finding places to study

Weaver Library offers wifi, study rooms, and different places to study throughout the building. Here's what you need to know.

  • Access is limited to enrolled students and University employees with valid CatCards.
  • Wear face coverings at all times, including inside study rooms.
  • Eating and drinking are not allowed in the building, with the exception of drinking from water bottles.
  • Reserve a study room (one person per study room) if you need a quiet room or use designated study spaces throughout the library.

Family study rooms (one family per study room) can be reserved on the 4th floor for a maximum of three hours. Graduate students and faculty can apply for a 30-day assigned room during the academic year. 

Technology checkout & return  

Enrolled students can pick up technology (including laptops, video cameras, projectors, and cords) during our Main Library lobby hours on a first-come, first-served basis. 

University faculty and staff can contact Gear-to-Go to reserve equipment for instructional use such as webcams, monitors, laptops, mobile hotspots, and digital cameras.

Holds & pickups for items in our physical collection

You can request books and other materials from all University Libraries locations—including interlibrary loans.

  • Service is limited to enrolled students and University employees with valid CatCards.
  • Request materials online in advance, and wait for an email confirmation before coming to the library for pickup.
  • You can pick them up during the Main Library lobby hours
  • Face coverings are required in the building’s lobby, per campus policy.
  • Special Collections materials will be available digitally first, if possible. Document delivery requests will resume then as well.

Anticipate longer turnaround times

The turnaround time between placing and picking up your holds and interlibrary loans will be longer. Given our limited staff and the decreased capacity of other libraries we work with, we appreciate your patience.

Online access to course materials

We can help instructors prepare to teach fall courses by providing:

For help finding or accessing digital materials, contact us. View tips on accessing scholarly journals when you're off campus.

Returning materials

  • We're not charging late fees right now, so hold on to your materials.
  • If you're no longer affiliated with the university or are leaving town, return books to the book drops at the Main, Weaver, or Health Sciences libraries.
  • Return technology during the Main Library lobby hours.
  • If you're not in Tucson, email us at to discuss options.

Learn more about our checkout and renewal process.

Getting support

3D printing

We're only providing 3D printing services for UA affiliates for class and for research purposes.

Events and programming

Library events are being held virtually. 

We're here to help

Contact us by chat, text, and email. We're here for you.