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Calendar of events and exhibitions


Exhibit explores "Shakespeare’s Contemporaries"

This exhibit is a companion to the installation of First Folio! The Book That Gave Us Shakespeare at the Arizona State Museum. The exhibit will focus on materials in Special Collections that represent the Bard’s contemporaries (Ben Jonson, Christopher Marlowe, Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Lope de Vega). In addition to examining specific plays and other literary works, the exhibit will include historical snapshots--documents that shaped Shakespeare's culture--such as anti-theatrical polemics, scientific discoveries and political activities. More...

University of Arizona and OpenStax promote free textbooks

University of Arizona has announced it is one of 11 schools chosen to participate in a strategic partnership with OpenStax to encourage use of free, peer-reviewed textbooks on campus. An initiative of Rice University, OpenStax offers 19 free college-level textbooks in the areas of math, science, the social sciences, and humanities. University of Arizona was chosen to participate in the strategic partnership program after a rigorous application process that included demonstrating a willingness to drive adoption of open educational resources (OER) on their campuses. More...

Check out summer workshops in iSpace

Attend Tuesday summer workshops in iSpace, and join our growing maker community. Each workshop is from 1-2pm, and is followed by an open lab from 2-4pm.iSpace is located in the Science-Engineering Library. RSVP online,and ifyou need to borrow a laptop, let us know. June 7 - Wearables & E-Textiles Fundamentals
Presenter: Maggie Melo Do you have an electronic wearable idea, but unsure how to start? More...

Fall events announced

Looking forward to our upcoming events and exhibits? We have another exciting semester of public programs at Special Collections, Main, Science-Engineering and the Health Sciences Libraries. Download our fall events brochure or pick one up at the Main Library or Special Collections. The complete listing also includes new releases and author events from the University of Arizona Press. You can also subscribe to our monthly newsletter to receive event reminders and to see photos and recordings. More...

Watch a film from one of our databases

Whether you're at home or traveling, you have access to thousands of streaming films. Just login with your NetID to one of these databases when you're off-campus. Kanopy Streaming Video
Kanopy has one of the largest collections of films in the world, which includes award-winning documentaries, training films and theatrical releases. More...

Summer hours begin

During the summer, all locations observe shorter hours. Please note the following changes, effective May 16-August 21: Main Library
Sunday 9:00am - 11:00pm
Monday-Thursday 7:30am - 11:00pm
Friday 7:30am -9:00pm
Saturday 9:00am -9:00pm Science and Engineering
Sunday 9:00am - 11:00pm
Monday-Thursday 7:30am - 11:00pm
Friday 7:30am - 6:00pm
Saturday 9:00am -6 :00pm Fine Arts
Sunday-Friday 1:00pm -5:00pm Closed
May 14-15
May 30, Memorial Day
July 4, Independence Day View our complete hours. More...

Faculty Senate passes open access policy

The University of Arizona Faculty Senate passed an open access policy calling on UA faculty to deposit their final peer-reviewed manuscript in the UA Campus Repositoryonce it is accepted in a scholarly journal. The UA Campus Repository is a digital collection representing the intellectual output of the UA, including dissertations and yearbooks, and is managed by University Libraries. More...

University of Arizona Press picks for your summer reading list

This summer, catch up on these new, must-read titles from our partner, The University of Arizona Press: Poetry of Resistance: Voices for Social Justiceoffers a poetic call for tolerance, reflection, reconciliation, and healing. Bringing together more than eighty writers, the anthology powerfully articulates the need for change and the primacy of basic human rights. More...

Free, online course teaches research strategies for graduate students

Do you want to improve your abilities to search, locate, and manage information? How about learning more about the legal and ethical issues of information access and use? Then register for the new D2L course - Graduate Information Research Strategies! (Find it in the Self Registration section, linked in the red bar at the top right of your D2L home page.) This free, online course was designed by University of Arizona librarians, and is open to graduate students and researchers in all departments and disciplines. More...

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