For alumni & visitors

Library visitor stands with Wilbur Wildcat, the University of Arizona mascot, at the Ask Us desk in the library.

Free online resources

Digital Arizona Library

Arizona residents have free access to Digital Arizona Library through the Arizona State Library. Resources include:

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. 

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 700 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.

Visit us

We love seeing you at the library! Come visit us during public hours. You can also: