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 eligible designated campus colleagues (including affiliates, affiliate partners, associates, and associate partners).
Go to your account to submit and view requests.
Borrow 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:|
|Print books||5-10 days|
|Articles||2-3 business days|
|Book chapters||2-3 business days|
|Standards||2-3 business days|
|Theses and dissertations||7-10 days|
|Physical media items
(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.
Digital articles and book chapters 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 (Main Library, Health Sciences Library-Tucson, or home delivery). Home delivery is only available to UA faculty, staff, and students residing more than 30 miles from the main Tucson campus (enter mailing address and phone number for delivery). Interlibrary loan items cannot be sent outside the United States.
If you are in Tucson, please refer to the email pickup notice you received for further instructions regarding your pickup location.
If you are not in Tucson, please reply to your email pickup notice so we can discuss options.
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.
With new requests, 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.
Please return books to the Main Library or Health Sciences Library-Tucson. If you are not in Tucson, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss options.
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.