Library card policies


  • You must be 18 years of age or older to get a University of Arizona library card.

Checkouts & renewals

  • With a library card, you can check out up to 25 books, journals, maps or documents, and place holds on materials.

  • Even with a library card, you cannot remotely access databases, request interlibrary loans, document delivery, media materials, borrow laptops and technology, or reserve rooms and spaces.

  • If another patron requests your item(s), you don't renew your library card, or a charge occurs on your account, you must return your items.

  • We charge fees for late, damaged or lost items to ensure continued access to library materials. You can usually eliminate or reduce late fees by returning the item. While we auto-renew most items (see renewals), we charge the total replacement cost if items are past due. If you lost or damaged something, contact us as soon possible and we can explain your options.

  • Contact us right away if you lose your library card to prevent others from using your account.

Collections costs

  • The University of Arizona may at its sole discretion utilize the services of an external collection agency or law firm to collect any remaining unpaid portion or balance owed on library fees and charges. When you apply for a library card, you acknowledge you are solely responsible for any and all collection costs (including reasonable attorney fees) charged by an external collection agency for the collection of any amount not paid when due and authorize The University of Arizona to add all collection costs to the balance of your unpaid obligation.

Information privacy

  • We do not sell your information to third parties.

  • We do not share your information with outside parties who may wish to market their products to you.