For alumni & visitors

Wilbur stands at one of the library's service points.

Take advantage of library resources

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.

You can access digital and physical content by visiting our libraries in person.

  • To access digital content, bring your laptop and use .
  • If you don’t have a laptop, use our public computers on the 2nd floor of the Weaver Science-Engineering Library. (You’ll need a computer card, which is free).
  • Books, newspapers, and more are accessible to browse and read within the building. (To borrow books, apply for a library card.)

Find freely available resources online

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

  • : a selection of nonfiction and fiction ebooks and audiobooks for all ages interested in Arizona topics and themes.
  • : online practice tests and courses for all levels of learners, plus ebooks.

Open access materials are freely accessible to anyone, anywhere, anytime. 

  • Much of the scholarship generated at UA is in the .
  • features more than 680 complete college textbooks.
  • provides access to more than 22,000 ebooks and chapters in a variety of .
  • More than 14,000 high-quality, peer-reviewed journals are available through .
  • offers more than 60,000 free ebooks. Most are older works for which copyright has expired.
  • features millions of graduate theses and dissertations published around the world.

When using library search007真人网址, you can limit results to open access content. Under “Show only” on the results page, select “Open access.”

007真人网址In the spirit of openness, colleagues also have created search tools that are open to everyone:

  • SUNY Geneseo’s (Openly Available Sources Integrated Search) finds ebooks, audiobooks, videos, and more types of open content by searching more than 98 sources.
  • , from George Mason University, 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.

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