Free online resources
Digital Arizona Library
Arizona residents have free access to Digital Arizona Library through the Arizona State Library. Resources include:
- Online reference resources
- Reading Arizona, a selection of nonfiction and fiction ebooks and audiobooks for all ages interested in Arizona topics and themes
- Testing & Career Exploration, online practice tests and courses for all levels of learners, plus ebooks
- Arizona Historical Digital Newspapers
- Arizona Maps Online
Pima County Public Library
Pima County residents have access to the Pima County Public Library. You can get a library card online, by email, or in person and access free online resources in their E-Library.
Open access materials
Open access materials are freely accessible to anyone, anywhere, anytime.
- Much of the scholarship generated at the University of Arizona is in the UA Campus Repository.
- Open Textbook Library features more than 1,000 complete college textbooks.
- Directory of Open Access Books provides access to more than 51,000 academic ebooks in a variety of subjects.
- More than 17,000 peer-reviewed journals are available through Directory of Open Access Journals.
- Project Gutenberg offers more than 60,000 free ebooks. Most are older works for which copyright has expired.
- Standard Ebooks offers carefully formatted, accessible, and free public domain ebooks.
- Open Access Theses and Dissertations features millions of graduate theses and dissertations published around the world.
When using library search, you can limit results to open access content. Under “Show only” on the results page, select “Open access.”
These tools search the web for openly accessible content:
- SUNY Geneseo’s OASIS (Openly Available Sources Integrated Search) finds ebooks, audiobooks, videos, and more types of open content by searching more than 110 sources.
- Mason OER Metafinder searches open content in HathiTrust, Digital Public Library of America, Internet Archive, New York Public Library and Library of Congress digital collections, and open educational resource (OER) repositories.
- Openverse searches across more than 600 million digital items.
- CC Search finds images, music, media, and other web content.
What you can access at the library
License agreements and copyright laws prevent us from providing off-campus access to the library’s online resources for alumni who are not currently enrolled in coursework at the University of Arizona or anyone without a valid NetID.
When we are open to the public, you can access digital and physical content by visiting our libraries in person. While you're at the library, you can:
- Access digital content on your laptop using UAGuest WiFi.
- Use our public computers on the Main Library, 1st floor. You’ll need a computer card, which is free to get at the library.
- Browse and read books and newspapers. To borrow books, you can apply for a library card.
We love seeing you at the library! Come visit us during public hours. You can also:
- Check out our latest events and exhibits
- Sign up for workshops in CATalyst Studios