About library cards
If you are a UA student, staff, faculty, or Designated Campus Colleague, your CatCard is your library card and you automatically get library access.
If you are affiliated with certain academic institutions or membership organizations, you might get a free library card. Everyone else is welcome to purchase a library card.
Not sure if you need a library card? Learn what you can access at the library.
Apply for a library card
To renew or apply for your library card, no need to come in, just fill out the online application. Library staff will respond within 72 hours when your renewal’s complete or when your new card is ready to pick up and use.
|Affiliation||Cost||Borrow up to|
|Arizona State University faculty & students
Northern Arizona University faculty & students
|Pima Community College faculty & students||None||25 items|
|Tohono O’odham Community College faculty & students||None||25 items|
|Spouse of UA faculty & staff members||None||25 items|
|Students & faculty at GWLA institutions||None||
|None||25 items (Health Sciences Library only)|
|Community user||$50/year||25 items|
Loan policy for non-UA affiliates
Most materials renew automatically every 21 days up to one year as long as your account is current, in good standing and no one else requests items you have.
|Type of material||Initial loan period||Maximum loan period|
Books, journals, maps, music scores, government documents
|21 days||Up to 1 year|
Contact us right away if you lose your library card to prevent others from using your account.