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.

Request materials

Alert announcement

Due to COVID-19, interlibrary loan services are limited. We're not receiving physical materials borrowed from other libraries. We'll try to get digital articles and book chapters, but availability is limited due to library closures. 

We are no longer retrieving books from our shelves.

Article or book chapter

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

After April 8, library staff will no longer be on site to scan documents. Staff can still help you try to find electronic access to the content you need:  

Request an article

Request a book chapter

Book, film, or other item

Item is: How to get it:
In our libraries

We are ending express retrieval service April 8. If you already have an item on hold, you can pick it up at the Main Library entrance between 1-5 pm until April 8.

Checked out

Please don't return checked-out items until further notice.

Due to COVID-19, we're not requesting physical materials from other libraries.

Something we don't own

Due to COVID-19, we are not requesting physical materials from other libraries.

Request a purchase if you think we should add it to our permanent collection. Due to COVID-19, we won't be buying requested physical materials until further notice (email 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

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