Request materials

Not sure if you can request materials? Learn what you can access at the library.

Article or book chapter

We'll email articles and book chapters to UA students, faculty, staff, and eligible designated campus colleagues free of charge.

If we own it in print, we can scan it for you. If we don't own it, we'll request it from another library.  

Request an article

Request book chapter(s)

Book, film, or other item

Item is: How to get it:
In our libraries

Request through express retrieval. Select the "Request this Item" button in the search results and we'll pull it from our shelves and place it on hold for you.

We can also mail books and other library materials to distance students and faculty for free. Request a book by mail (enter your mailing address and choose "Home delivery" as your pickup location when making your request).

Checked out

Request it by selecting "Request this Item" in the search results. We'll notify you when it is ready to pick up (within 21 days).

You can also submit an interlibrary loan request for the item.

Something we don't own

Request an interlibrary loan and we'll try to get it from another library.

Request a purchase if you think we should add it to our permanent collection. Also feel free to contact us to discuss your academic/curricular needs and how we can help.

Streaming video (instructors only)

If you'd like to show a film in your class, whether it's one we already own or need to buy, we can investigate streaming options. Learn more about streaming video.

Request a streaming video

How do I pick up the requested item?

If you are in Tucson, refer to the email pickup notice you received for instructions on your pickup location. 

If you are not in Tucson, reply to your email pickup notice so we can discuss options.

Distance students & faculty 

We can ship library items for free to UA faculty, staff, and students who reside more than 30 miles from the University. Be sure to enter your mailing address and choose "Home delivery" as your pickup location before requesting materials.

Request a book by mail

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