COVID-19: Library changes and support

Friday, March 13, 2020

Updated April 7, 2020, 9:28am

Due to growing concerns regarding COVID-19, public safety, and social distancing, we have made the difficult decision to indefinitely close the remaining on-site services at Main Library on Wednesday, April 8, at 5pm.

Until April 8, people can pick up existing holds and students can borrow technology daily from 1-5pm from the Main Library entrance. We are not currently accepting any new hold/pickup or scanning requests for physical items. 

We encourage you to check back regularly as updates will be made as changes are implemented.

For ongoing campus updates, visit University of Arizona's Coronavirus information page.

Need help?

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

  • Monday-Friday 7am-11pm
  • Saturday 9am-6pm
  • Sunday noon-11pm

Building closures

  • All library locations are closed to all users.
  • Until April 8, you can pick up holds and enrolled students can borrow technology from 1-5pm daily from the Main Library entrance. Students who need a laptop after April 8 can schedule an appointment with us by email: library@arizona.edu

Getting support

Borrowing and returning

  • Until April 8, enrolled students can borrow laptops from the Main Library front entrance from 1-5pm daily. We have extended due dates until the end of the semester.
  • Students who need a laptop after April 8  can schedule an appointment with us by email: library@arizona.edu
  • University employees who need laptops should contact Gear-To-Go.
  • After April 8, holds will no longer be available for pickup. We will continue document delivery and interlibrary loan services in electronic formats only.
  • Keep your borrowed technology and checked-out books until further notice, including interlibrary loans.
  • We're waiving all late fees for books and borrowed technology.

Access to digital materials 

Through a unique partnership, most of our books will be found in electronic format in the HathiTrust Digital Library. Registered students, faculty, researchers, and staff may access these works soon. ​Books check out for one-hour increments and are for reading online. Come back and visit this page for updates. 

Learn more about expanded online access to ebooks and journals during the COVID-19 pandemic.

3D printing

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

Events and programming

Library events are canceled, postponed or being held online.