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.

Long-term rooms (faculty and PhD)

student with book and laptop in a private study room

Long-term study rooms

Rooms assigned for a semester to UA research faculty (including emeritus and visiting faculty) and PhD candidates working on their dissertations. All long-term study rooms are double occupancy; you may be asked to share the space.

Long-term study rooms are at the Main Library and Albert B. Weaver Science-Engineering Library.

Apply for a long-term study room   

Comp exam rooms

Rooms assigned for a month to UA graduate students studying for comprehensive exams. If there is no waiting list, you can request an extension.

Comp exam rooms are on the 2nd floor of the Main Library.

Apply for a comp exam room   

Dissertation writers' room

A shared room at the Main Library assigned for one semester. You must have completed comprehensive exams and be working on a dissertation. Rooms include partitioned desks and lockers for storing research materials.

Apply for the dissertation writers' room   

How to access

Once assigned, you can use your room anytime the library is open.

Alert announcement

Our buildings are closed due to COVID-19. If you have personal items in your room, contact us to schedule a time to retrieve your items.