If we don't have the material you need, we can borrow it from another library. This is free for UA students, faculty, staff and designated campus colleagues (including affiliates, affiliate partners, associates, and associate partners).
Go to your account to submit and view requests.
Request items that support your UA academic, teaching and research needs. This includes material we don't own as well as material checked out, for library use only, or not in your preferred format (e.g. you can request a print book if we have the ebook).
|Item:||Typically available in:|
(up to 10 percent of book)
|Theses and dissertations||7-10 days|
(films, music, and audio recordings)
Other physical items
|Class textbooks||Not available|
Items for non-University needs can be requested from the Pima County Public Library.
Article and book chapter requests are sent to your email with a link to a PDF document.
For books and other physical items, go to your account and choose a pickup location. Options include:
Certain items restricted by the lending library can only be viewed in Special Collections. The email notice will say: “Library Use Only in Main Library Special Collections."
We can mail interlibrary loan items at no charge to UA faculty, staff, and students who reside more than 30 miles outside of Tucson. This includes those at the Phoenix Biomedical Campus and UA South. Interlibrary loan items cannot be sent outside the United States.
Books and loaned materials are available for pickup until the due date stated in your email notice.
Articles and book chapters: Available online through your account for 30 days.
Books and loaned materials: The due date is in your email pickup notice and on the cover sheet attached to the item. You can also view the due date in your account. Due dates are set by the lending library.
When you pick up a book or other loaned item, the cover sheet will indicate if it can be renewed. Plan to request a renewal at least 10 days before the item is due.
We'll notify you by email if the renewal was approved or denied.
Until you receive a reply, you are responsible for returning the item by the due date on the cover sheet. Contact us if it is the due date and you have not received a response.
Return items back to your preferred location (Main Library Ask Us desk or Health Sciences Ask Us desk).
Distance users should email us to request a return shipping label to return materials at no charge.
Overdue items incur late charges. Please return the item as soon as possible to minimize fees.
If your item is more than 10 days past due, you will be billed a $140 replacement fee. This fee is waived once you return the item undamaged, but a non-refundable $25 billing fee will remain.
Yes. You'll be registered for interlibrary loan within 2 business days of receiving your UA faculty proxy card from the library.
You will receive an email with your interlibrary loan username and password. If you do not receive an email within 2 business days, or you forget your user name and password, please contact us.
Once you have been registered:
Contact us by email
By phone: (520) 621-6438