Main Library

Renovations in the Main Library are underway. The building will be accessible during construction.

What you need to know.

Exterior photo of the Main Library

The go-to place to study, create, collaborate, and get things done.

Open practically 24/7, the Main Library offers flexible spaces, friendly experts, a wide range of technology, and in-depth research collections that encourage new ideas and help build new connections.



The Main Library houses books, periodicals, and microforms relating to the social sciences, humanities, fine arts, education, and business. It also holds collections of media, maps, and government documents.

You can also find collections for children's literature, Chinese and Japanese studies, and Middle Eastern studies. See locating books & other materials.

Finding your way around

Area Services & collections
1st floor
(see 1st floor map)

Ask Us desk temporarily closed until January 2020
Borrow technology temporarily relocated to 200 S Weaver Science-Engineering library
Chinese collection
Computers accessible only through Integrated Learning Center courtyard
Group study rooms accessible only through Integrated Learning Center courtyard
Hold shelf and interlibrary loan temporarily relocated to 2nd floor lobby
Lost and found temporarily relocated to 2nd floor lobby
Japanese collection
Map collection
Self checkout machine temporarily relocated to 2nd floor lobby

2nd floor
(see 2nd floor map)

Ask Us desk
CATPRINTS kiosks temporarily relocated to 3rd floor
Self checkout machines
Scholars' Corner temporarily closed until January 2020

3rd floor
(see 3rd floor map

Administration office
Children's literature
Current journals (A-HF 1399)
Quiet study rooms
Reference collection
Student lockers

4th floor
(see 4th floor map)

Current journals (HF 1400-PQ)
Group study rooms
Quiet study floor

5th floor
(see 5th floor map)

Current journals (PR-ZA)
Group study rooms
Office of Digital Innovation & Stewardship
Quiet study floor
UA Press
User Experience, Assessment & Analytics

Parking information

Visitors can park at the Cherry Avenue Garage just east of the library. There are also metered parking spots on Cherry Ave. just north of Fourth St. 

Contact us

Main Library
University of Arizona
1510 E. University Blvd.
Tucson, AZ 85721-0055
(520) 621-6442