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.

Request materials

Alert announcement

We have resumed our express retrieval and interlibrary loan services for print materials, though expect a longer turnaround time. 

As always, we'll try to get digital articles and book chapters as well. Please consider requesting a scan of a reasonable portion of a book if the whole book is not urgently needed.

Article or book chapter

We'll email articles and book chapters to UA students, faculty, staff, and designated campus colleagues free of charge.

If we own it in print, we can scan it for you. If we don't own it, we'll request it from another library.  

Request an article

Request a book chapter

Book, film, or other item

Item is: How to get it:
In our libraries

Request through express retrieval. Select the "Request this Item" button in the search results and we'll pull it from our shelves and place it on hold for you.

We can also mail books and other library materials to distance students and faculty for free. Request a book by mail.

Checked out

Request it by selecting "Request this Item" in the search results. We'll notify you when it is ready to pick up (within 21 days).

You can also submit an interlibrary loan request for the item.

Something we don't own

Request an interlibrary loan and we'll try to get it from another library.

Request a purchase if you think we should add it to our permanent collection. Also feel free to contact us to discuss your academic/curricular needs and how we can help.

Streaming video (instructors only)

If you'd like to show a film in your class, whether it's one we already own or need to buy, we can investigate streaming options. Learn more about video streaming.

Request a streaming video

How do I pick up the requested item?

As of August 3:

  • You can pick them up at the Main Library during our Main Library lobby hours. The rest of the Main Library building is closed.
  • Service is limited to enrolled students and University employees with valid CatCards.
  • Face coverings are required in the building’s lobby, per campus policy.
  • Special Collections materials will be made available digitally first, if possible, when the fall semester begins, August 24. Document delivery requests will resume then as well.

Distance students & faculty 

We can ship library items for free to UA faculty, staff, and students who reside more than 30 miles from the University. Be sure to enter your mailing address and choose "Home delivery" as your pickup location before requesting materials.

Request a book by mail

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