We want the library to be a welcoming space for everyone! Here are some tips when using our buildings, services, and other resources.
Our primary mission is to support the UA community, so some services and resources are available only to UA students, faculty, and staff. Arizona residents can borrow materials by purchasing a community user card. Others are welcome to visit us to get access to non-restricted resources, collections, services, and facilities.
Need help finding materials or using library resources? We can help you at any Ask Us desk or by phone, email, or chat. See our email and chat reference policies.
During public hours our libraries and collections are open to everyone. UA affiliates can use their CatCard to access some library buildings during late night hours. Children under age 15 need to be accompanied by an adult except when using government documents. See access policies.
The library is safe space where everyone can work free of disruptive, threatening, and illegal behavior. Check out our code of conduct.
UA groups, organizations, and departments are welcome to post flyers on designated bulletin boards at each library. Please post only one copy and do not post political or fundraising materials.
We no longer accept books and other materials (with the exception of Special Collections). If you have materials you wish to donate, we recommend contacting the Friends of the Pima County Public Library.
You don't need to starve when working in the library! You are welcome to bring snacks and drinks—just be careful to keep library materials and furniture clean. See our code of conduct for food/drink policies.
Need to stash your stuff when you are on campus? UA students can use short-term lockers on the third floor of the Main Library (but please, no food or drinks). Do not leave materials overnight—lockers will be cleared periodically. We aren't responsible for any lost or damaged property stored in lockers.
Your privacy is important to us. Read our privacy statement.
In compliance with campus policy, smoking and vaping are not allowed in any part of any library building.