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Winter Break Hours
Main Library 8am-7pm Monday-Friday
12pm-6pm Saturday-Sunday Science-Engineering Library 8am-7pm Monday-Friday
12pm-6pm Saturday-Sunday Fine Arts Library 8am-5pm Monday-Friday
Closed Saturday-Sunday
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Finals Study Break

Come take a relaxing, tasty study break hosted by the University Libraries during the weekend before finals. Enjoy a variety of home-baked goodies, store-bought treats, and beverages in the Main Library lobby. More...

Exam Week Hours @ Main Library & Information Commons

The Main Library and Information Commons will be open 24/7 Friday, December 10 - Friday, December 17, closing at 6 pm on Friday, December 17. More...

"Another Side of the Border": A screening of the UA student-produced documentary

“Another Side of the Border” is not your typical borderlands exposé. Produced by UA students Curtis Prendergast, Austin Counts and Kristen Boele, this 30-minute documentary film examines borderlands issues that are often overshadowed, emphasizing the social, cultural and economic interchange between the deeply intertwined states of Arizona and Sonora. Relying on primary source materials from Special Collections at the University Libraries, the film recently received two awards at the 2010 UA Graduate Student Showcase. Special Collections will host a screening of “Another Side of the Border” on Wednesday, Dec. More...

Tuesday Talks: Keeping it real along the U.S.-Mexico border

Join us for Tuesday Talks @ the University Libraries, an exciting lecture series that explores the wide ranging research interests at the University of Arizona.

Celeste González de Bustamante, Professor, UA School of Journalism, will examine media coverage of SB 1070 in a lecture titled "Keeping it real along the U.S.-Mexico More...

GOOD LUCK to students on your finals!

University Libraries wish all students good luck on your finals and final projects!
If you need help with research, finding study space or using a computer during this stressful final week of the semester, stop by any Library help desk or contact Ask a Librarian online.
We hope your semester has been successful and look forward to helping you in the future! More...

CATCA$H starts December 1st!

Starting December 1st, CATCA$H replaces "Cash-to-Chip" Just load money onto your account by logging in with your NetID, and using your credit or debit card to add funds. Then swipe your CatCard at participating locations --- including all Libraries. Cash in Your Chip to CatCa$h
If you still have money left on your chip, not to worry! More...

Special Collections Acquires Important Library of Late Medieval and Reformation History

Heiko A. Oberman (1930-2001)The University Libraries at the University of Arizona (UA) announces the acquisition of the Oberman Research Library, following the recent completion of the endowment of the Heiko A. Oberman Chair in Late Medieval and Reformation History.

In addition to securing the Oberman Research Library for the UA, the completion of the Heiko A. More...

13th Annual Milton Marathon

The public is invited to drop in and enjoy a marathon reading of John Milton's epic poem "Paradise Lost." Milton's poem is widely recognized as being one of the greatest poems in the English language.Lovers of poetry gather every fall to celebrate Milton's achievement, generally holding events in November to commemorate the first publication of Milton's epic in 1667 and/or Milton's birth in 1608. More...

December 2nd Football Game Day Parking

UA vs. ASU Football Game Parking Information
The Libraries (Main, Science, Fine Arts) will be OPEN regular hours on game day, December 2, 2010 --- but parking will be unavailable in the Cherry Garage and surrounding lots. For parking information for game day, contact UA Parking:
626-PARK (7275) More...

The Role of Women in the Mexican Revolution as Portrayed Through the Corrido (lecture)

Detail, Woodcut, De Francisco Moreno Capdevila, from El Coyote—Corrido De La Revolucion, Celedonio Serrano Martinez, Mexico, 1951The Role of Women in the Mexican Revolution as Portrayed Through the Corridocloses a fall lecture series held in conjunction with the exhibit Stories & Music of the Revolution: A Commemorative Exhibit on the Centennial of Mexico’s Revolution in Special Collections. Lecture V: The Role of Women in the Mexican Revolution as Portrayed Through the Corrido
-Raquel Rubio Goldsmith, Lecturer, UA Department of Mexican American and raza Studies
-Celestino Fernandez, Professor, UA Department of Sociology
-Los Cuatro Vientos Musical Group

Raquel Rubio Goldsmith, historian and lecturer in the UA Department of Mexican American and raza Studies, will discuss the significant role women played during the Mexican Revolution. More...

SALE! @ Express Documents Center

End of the Semester SALE at Express Documents! - 10% off Poster Prints (paper cost only) - $5 off Flash Drives -- now $14.95 - 50% off Over-the-counter Copies The Express Document Center (EDC) offers a wide variety of fee-based printing and copying services in the Library. More...

The Borderlands and the Mexican Revolution (lecture)

Detail, Woodcut, De Francisco Moreno Capdevila, from El Coyote—Corrido De La Revolucion, Celedonio Serrano Martinez, Mexico, 1951The Borderlands and the Mexican Revolution is part of a fall lecture series held in conjunction with the exhibit Stories & Music of the Revolution: A Commemorative Exhibit on the Centennial of Mexico’s Revolution in Special Collections. Lecture IV: The Borderlands and the Mexican Revolution
-Oscar J. More...

Tuesday Talks: Open Access and Creativity

Join us for Tuesday Talks @ the University Libraries, an exciting lecture series that explores the wide ranging research interests at the University of Arizona. Dan Lee, Director, Office of Copyright Management and Scholarly Communications at the University Libraries, will explore the Open Access (OA) scholarship model that seeks the ideal of free, full-text, immediate, online access to peer-reviewed scholarship so news, ideas and information can be obtained rapidly and freely by everyone. More...

Public Library Bookmobile @ UA

Get on the bus! Visit the PCPL Bookmobile on campus
Want a copy of the latest best seller? Need to catch up on some leisure reading and DVD viewing? Running short on time and can't make it to your local public library branch? We've got a solution! The Pima County Public Library Bookmobile returns to the UA campus the first Tuesday of the month from 10 a.m. More...

Books as Art: Special Collections’ Unique Art of the Book Collection

"True to Life" by Julie ChenA Special Collections Highlight: The Art of the Book Collection

Originally banned in Britain and the U.S., the first edition of James Joyce’s masterwork, Ulysses, was published privately in Paris, in 1922. Only 1,000 copies were printed. In 1981, the University Libraries purchased an original edition of Ulysses for the bargain price of $8,000. More...

Writing on the Edge: Borderlands Reading (lecture)

Detail, Woodcut, De Francisco Moreno Capdevila, from El Coyote—Corrido De La Revolucion, Celedonio Serrano Martinez, Mexico, 1951Writing on the Edge: Borderlands Reading by Tom Miller, Tucson author, is part of the fall series of lectures being held in conjunction with the exhibit Stories & Music of the Revolution: A Commemorative Exhibit on the Centennial of Mexico’s Revolution in Special Collections. Lecture III: Writing on the Edge: Borderlands Reading
-Tom Miller, Arizona Humanities Council Speakers Bureau; Research Associate, UA Center for Latin American Studies; and Tucson Author

The Third Country sandwiched between the United States and Mexico has a well-defined and vital literature, one that reflects history (the Mexican Revolution), population patterns (immigration), and crime (smuggling). More...

One for the Ages: A Homecoming Exhibition

Homecoming memorabilia through the ages (1958-1992) and photograph of the victorious 1941 homecoming game against Kanas State. Courtesy of the University of Arizona Libraries, Special Collections. Celebrate Homecoming with the University Libraries! Experience and relive the history of University of Arizona Homecoming through "One for the Ages: A Homecoming Exhibition," on display from Oct. 21 – Nov. 19 in the Main Library, 1510 E. University Blvd. Since 1914 – when the first Homecoming was held – the UA has celebrated Wildcat pride, honored alumni, and cheered the football team to victory through this annual tradition. More...

Want more from your University Libraries? Let us know!

If you use any of the University Libraries we want your opinion. In just a couple of minutes you will inform decisions, improve library services, and make your voice heard. Go ahead, tell us what you think! The survey will be available for only a short time, from October 18 - October 24. The survey link is no longer available. More...

Open Access: Unlocking Scholarship

During Open Access Week, Oct. 18 - 24, academic institutions around the globe explore Open Access — the ideal of free, full-text, immediate, online access to peer-reviewed scholarship so news, ideas and information can be obtained rapidly and freely by everyone. The Open Access movement seeks to address the untenable situation that scholars, students and society face as the skyrocketing cost of journal subscriptions jeopardizes access to scholarly works.More...

The First Centennial of the Independence in San Luis Potosi (lecture)

Detail, Woodcut, Plate no.83, El Nuevo Ejercito Nacional, Alberto Beltrán, from Estampas de la Revolución Mexicana: 85 Grabados de los Artistas del Taller de Gráfica Popular, Taller de Gráfica Popular, Mexico City, Mexico, 1947The First Centennial of the Independence in San Luis Potosi: A regional perspective is part of a fall lecture series held in conjunction with the exhibit Stories & Music of the Revolution: A Commemorative Exhibit on the Centennial of Mexico’s Revolution in Special Collections. Lecture II: The First Centennial of the Independence in San Luis Potosi: A regional perspective
-Luis Edgardo Coronado Guel, Ph.D. More...

Public Library Bookmobile @ UA

Get on the bus! Visit the PCPL Bookmobile on campus
Want a copy of the latest best seller? Need to catch up on some leisure reading and DVD viewing? Running short on time and can’t make it to your local public library branch? We’ve got a solution!

The Pima County Public Library Bookmobile returns to the UA campus the first Tuesday of the month from 10 a.m. More...

Tuesday Talks: Reading as a Human Right

Join us for Tuesday Talks @ the University Libraries, an exciting lecture series that explores the wide ranging research interests at the University of Arizona.

In celebration of Banned Books Week (Sept. 25 – Oct. 2) Kay Mathiesen, Professor, UA School of Information Resources and Library Science, will deliver a lecture titled "To Seek, Receive, and Impart: Reading as a Human Right.” More...

The Sunday Evening Forum: An Important Piece of Tucson History

Mary Jeffries Bruce with John F. Kennedy, 1958Special Collections acquires Mary Jeffries Bruce Collection of Sunday Evening Forum Scrapbooks

Special Collections at the University Libraries announces a new acquisition from the estate of Mary Jeffries Bruce, the founder and longtime director of the Tucson Sunday Evening Forum, a nationally-recognized seasonal colloquium presented regularly in conjunction with the University of Arizona (UA) from 1947-1984. More...

Special Collections Houses Paul S. Martin Papers

Paul S. Martin, the University of Arizona geoscientist who developed the idea that overhunting drove North America's large Ice Age mammals to extinction, died Sept. 13 at his home in Tucson, Ariz. He was 82. The University Libraries’ Special Collections is home to his papers from 1910 to 2006, the bulk of which range from 1963 and encompass his tenure at UA, beginning as a research associate in the Geochronology Laboratories in 1957, through his retirement from the University as an emeritus professor of geosciences in 1989. The collection contains Martin’s professional correspondence, research and publication files, as well as material relating to the Tumamoc Hill Desert Laboratory, where he worked and conducted research for more than 50 years. More...

Banned Books Exhibit

Celebrate your freedom to read at the University Libraries during Banned Books Week, Sept. 25 – Oct. 2. Observed since 1982, Banned Books Week is an annual event promoted by the American Library Association that serves to celebrate the freedom to read and to remind Americans not to take this precious democratic freedom for granted. Banned Books Exhibit
What are some of the most frequently challenged books? More...

Tuesday Talks: So You Think You're Culturally Competent, huh? How Do You Know?

Join us for Tuesday Talks @ the University Libraries, an exciting lecture series that explores the wide ranging research interests at the University of Arizona. In the first Tuesday Talk of the academic year, Patricia Montiel-Overall, Professor, UA School of Information Resources & Library Science, will discuss cultural competence, or "the ability to interact effectively with people of different cultures." More...

Stories & Music of the Revolution: A Commemorative Exhibit on the Centennial of Mexico’s Revolution

Detail, Woodcut, De Francisco Moreno Capdevila, from El Coyote—Corrido De La Revolucion, Celedonio Serrano Martinez, Mexico, 1951Special Collections at the University Libraries announces its newest exhibit, Stories & Music of the Revolution: A Commemorative Exhibit on the Centennial of Mexico’s Revolution, on display from Sept. 9 – Dec. 20, 2010 in the gallery at Special Collections, 1510 E. University Blvd.

Through unofficial correspondence among citizens, reminiscences written years after the incidents, photographs, broadsides, sound recordings, government circulars, and wood-block engravings Stories & Music of the Revolution illustrates a sense of individual and collective experiences along the border from 1910 – 1920, the turbulent years of the Revolution.More...

Arizona Geospatial Data and Maps

Need to map Arizona unemployment rates? Valley Fever by county? Watersheds in Arizona? Amphibians, birds or reptiles in Pima County? Perhaps you need to download geospatial and attribute data for American Indian reservations, cities and towns, city wards, and county subdivisions for Arizona?

The University Libraries’ Arizona Geospatial Data and Maps (formerly the Arizona Electronic Atlas) provides geospatial data to download and simple prepared maps you can view, save, or print. More...

New to campus? The University Libraries are here for you!

New to campus? Have a question and can’t find the answer? Need a place to meet up with friends? The University Libraries are here for you!

The friendly staff at the University Libraries do it all – they can help you find your class, show you how to check out an ultra portable Netbook, give you an insider’s tour of the library, and so much more. More...

The University Libraries – Your Partner in Teaching

* Consultation with a librarian to design effective library-related research assignments, create customized online library resource guides for your courses, and identify or create tutorials for learning and practicing library research skills
* Copyright rules and issues
* Document Delivery - streaming video and audio, 16mm films, electronic delivery of articles & book chapters
* Reference help – walk-in, phone, email, chat/IM, or by appointment.More...

University Libraries: Code of Conduct

Welcome to the University Libraries at the University of Arizona. The Libraries encourage campus and community use of our collections, resources, and services in support of scholarly, research, and creative endeavors. The University Libraries Code of Conduct ensures a safe and secure learning environment for all users. The University Libraries Code of Conduct is published for the benefit of all users of the University Libraries and is applicable to all. More...

Trial Database: Safari Books Online

The University Libraries are pleased to offer trial access to the database Safari Books Online.

Safari Books Online is an on-demand digital library providing more than 9,800 technology, digital media and business books and videos online. Topics include desktop applications, operating systems, databases, web development, network administration, and programming. Access the Safari Books Online database at: http://ezproxy.library.arizona.edu/login?url=http://proquest.safaribooksonline.com More...

Trial Database: Ilustrated London News

The University Libraries are pleased to offer trial access to the the database Illustrated London News. Illustrated London News was the world's first illustrated weekly newspaper, published from 1842-2003. The newspaper has been digitized in color with full-text searching. Articles, illustrations, and photographs can be viewed, printed, or saved.

Access the Illustrated London News database at http://access.gale.com/academic/go/?key=12376_UofArizona-ILN More...

Rediscover Tucson: A Celebration of the Old Pueblo (exhibit)

What images come to mind when you think of Tucson? Perhaps a combination of adobe houses, prickly vegetation, and Southwestern warmth? More than just America’s “sunshine city,” Tucson offers an eclectic mix of culture, history, life, and adventure against a backdrop of four breathtaking mountain ranges. Join the University Libraries in celebrating Tucson’s impressive heritage – and its 235th birthday – as we present the many faces of our wonderful "Old Pueblo.” More...

BP Oil Spill Information and Resource Guide

Credit: Katherine Bourg, “Oil that has washed up on our beach front property. Worsened the next day — beach was closed to everyone.” Grand Isle, La. (Submitted May 24, 2010) www.nytimes.comThe University Libraries have pulled together links to resources and information concerning the BP Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico that began April 20, 2010. Please check out our BP Oil Spill Information and Resource Guide for current information on what is happening in the Gulf of Mexico.
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Trial Database: Gran Enciclopedia de Espana

The University Libraries are pleased to offer trial access to the Gran Enciclopedia de Espana. The Enciclopedia offers vast thematic coverage in the Spanish language and is a thorough encyclopedic work of scientific investigation developed for more than 20 years. Nearly 1,000 collaborators from different fields including science, art, literature, medicine, business, journalism, sports and administration, belonging to different academic and cultural national and international institutions are represented in the Enciclopedia. In addition, it pays special attention to Hispanic America and its historical and cultural connections with Spain. More...

Metronomes available for check out at the Fine Arts Library

The Fine Arts Library is helping you keep the beat and save some money. The University Libraries recently purchased four Korg Combo Tuner metronomes for UA student, staff, and faculty use. The metronomes are available to check out at the Fine Arts Library for four (4) hours, with overnight checkout available. Key Features of the metronomes:
• Full tuner and metronome functions-separately or simultaneously
• Tuner; reference tone, built in microphone
• Metronome 13 beats and rhythms, tap tempo button
• Adjustable calibration

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Locating Landscape: New Strategies, New Technologies (exhibit)

Andrew Freeman, # 8.23.06 - National Geographic Road Atlas with reference notes about dispersal (a map with improvements), cultural view, from the series [Manzanar] Architectural Double, 2006. Private Collection.Inspired by the recent revival of the influential New Topographics exhibition from 1975 – shown at the Center and continuing its national and international tour – Locating Landscape: New Strategies, New Technologies traces the effect of newly available technologies such as GPS and Google mapping on today's landscape photography. Guest-curated by University of Arizona photography historian Kate Palmer Albers, this exhibition includes work by Christiana Caro, Andrew Freeman, Frank Gohlke, Margot Anne Kelley, Mark Klett, Paho Mann, Adam Thorman, and Byron Wolfe. See the Center's summer hours to plan your visit. More...

West and West: Joe Deal (exhibit)

© Joe Deal - "Flint Hills," 2005, 20 x 20 in. Inkjet print. Private collection.Drawing on the remarkable history of 19th century survey photography of the Great Plains, Joe Deal’s new series of photographs, West and West, serves as a meditation on landscape and history, and their place in the realms of imagination and representation. The mechanical act performed by land surveyors is believed by the photographer to be powerfully similar to the artistic act of making a photograph. More...

Josias Joesler: Tucson Architect (exhibit)

Josias JoeslerThe University Libraries’ special exhibit Josias Joesler: Tucson Architect celebrates the eclectic vision and historical contributions of one of Tucson’s most celebrated architects and marks the ongoing efforts of the library to provide electronic access to thousands of Joesler’s architectural drawings and plans. The exhibit, which will be open from June 1 to August 21 in the gallery at Special Collections, 1510 E. More...

Joesler & Murphey: An Architectural Legacy for Tucson (lecture)

The University Libraries’ special summer exhibit Josias Joesler: Tucson Architect celebrates the eclectic vision and historical contributions of one of Tucson’s most celebrated architects. An opening lecture this evening from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. titled Josias Joesler & John W. Murphey: An Architectural Legacy for Tucson by UA architectural scholar R. More...

Free Teacher Resource for UA-created AZ Standards-Based K-12 Lesson Plans

The University Libraries at the University of Arizona (UA) announce the availability of K-12 LessonLink, a free online resource that connects K-12 educators with nearly 700 lesson plans all created by the UA and all aligned with Arizona Academic Standards. K-12 LessonLink is available at http://lessonlink.library.arizona.edu.

K-12 LessonLink includes lesson plans from more than 40 UA departments including the Arizona Cooperative Extension, the College of Fine Arts, the College of Pharmacy PULSE (Promoting Understanding and Learning for Society & Environmental Health), and the Department of Planetary Sciences, Lunar and Planetary Laboratory. More...

Finals Study Break

Come take a relaxing, tasty study break hosted by the Library during the weekend before finals. In the Library's main lobby there will be a variety of home-baked and store-bought treats and beverages. More...

GOOD LUCK to students on your finals!

University Libraries wish all students good luck on your finals and final projects! If you need help with research, finding study space or using a computer during this stressful final week of the semester, stop by any Library help desk or contact Ask a Librarian online. We hope your semester has been successful and look forward to helping you in the future! More...

Exam Week Hours @ Main Library & Information Commons

Open 24/7 Friday May 7 - Friday May 14, closing at 6 pm on Friday, May 14. For more information, please visit http://www.library.arizona.edu/about/hours/ More...

2010 Student Research Symposium -- 125 Years of UA History

Celebrate the UA's 125th anniversary at Special Collections! On May 5, 2010 from 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. in Special Collections at the UA Main Library you are invited to an open reception, student presentations, and a poster session that will provide a retrospective review of the University of Arizona as seen by students in History 396, a research capstone course taught by Professor Martha Few. More...

Friends of the University Libraries Annual Luncheon

Capt. Eugene Cernan's astronaut portrait4/29/10 UPDATE: Tickets for the luncheon are sold out. The Friends of the University Libraries will hold their annual luncheon at the Arizona Inn featuring keynote speaker Captain Eugene "Gene" Cernan. Capt. Cernan has had a distinguished career as a Naval aviator, and astronaut and was the last human to walk on the moon. Tickets to this event are $75.00 More...

Center for Creative Photography Announces New Director

The University Libraries and Center for Creative Photography (CCP) are pleased to announce the selection of Katharine Martinez, Ph.D., as Director of the Center for Creative Photography effective July 12, 2010. Following a wide-ranging search that generated a group of distinguished applicants, Martinez emerged as the ideal candidate to lead the Center with her broad experience in museums and research libraries managing photographic collections at Harvard University, Stanford University, Columbia University, the Smithsonian Institute, and the Winterthur Library. Since 1998 Martinez has been director of Harvard University’s Fine Arts Library, which has a collection of more than 1.5 More...

Congressional Universe: Training Session

Congressional Universe: Your source for unique congressional resources including published hearings, Statutes at Large, information about members of Congress, legislative histories, articles from the National Journal, and selected articles from major U.S. More...

Trial Database: American Antiquarian Society Historical Periodicals Collection

The University Libraries are pleased to offer trial access to the American Antiquarian Society (AAS) Historical Periodicals Collections. This database includes digitized images of the pages of American magazines and journals never before available outside the walls of the American Antiquarian Society, the premier library documenting the life of America's people from the Colonial Era through the Civil War and Reconstruction. More...

40th Anniversary Earth Day Exhibit

The Progressive Librarians Guild UA Student Chapter is marking the 40th anniversary of Earth Day with an exhibit featuring books and library resources on environmental science, a "birthday cake" made from recycled materials and a tribute to Gaylord Nelson, the founder and father of Earth Day. More...

Encore! The Fabulous Vaudeville Follies (event)

Musical comedy, dancing girls with center scarf dancer, undated (stock no. 5799), The University of Arizona Libraries, Special Collections, The American Vaudeville Museum CollectionEncore! The Fabulous Vaudeville Follies, a free, public program in the University of Arizona Main Library, East Lobby, will feature UA's musical theater majors group performing 50 minutes of vaudevillian show music giving audience members a chance to hear the songs of a bygone, but deeply influential, era in American entertainment. The performance is being held in conjunction with Curtain Call, an exhibit on vaudeville's impact on entertainment and its reflection of late-19th and early 20th-century American society and history featuring artifacts from the University Libraries' vaudeville collections. More...

Tuesday Talks: The Salado Archaeological Culture: An Ancient Diaspora in the U.S. Southwest and Northern Mexico

Join us the first Tuesday of the month for Tuesday Talks @ the University Libraries, an exciting lecture series in the Main Library East Lobby that explores the wide ranging research interests at the University of Arizona. This month, Patrick Lyons, Head of Collections and Associate Curator, Arizona State Museum, and Assistant Professor in the UA School of Anthropology will talk about The Salado Archaeological Culture: An Ancient Diaspora in the U.S. More...

Web of Knowledge Training Session

Web of Knowledge. With powerful research tools like cited reference searching, citation maps, and the analyze tool - all exclusive to Web of Knowledge - your search for research will never reach a dead end again. Training sessions are free and open to the public. More...

Women Writing Mystery: Local mystery authors discuss gender, readership in the genre

Women Writing Mystery, a panel discussion featuring local mystery authors Rebecca Cramer, Susan Cummins Miller, Margaret Falk (aka J. Carson Black), and Elizabeth Gunn will be hosted by the University Libraries on Tuesday, March 30, 2010, from 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. More...

Frank Gohlke: Selected Readings

© Frank Gohlke -  "Landscape, St. Paul, Minnesota," 1974 Gift of the photographer; George Eastman House Collections.  Frank Gohlke, 2009.This event celebrates exhibiting artist Frank Gohlke's continued exploration of the landscape and the publication of his new book, Thoughts on Landscape: Collected Writings and Interviews (Tucson: Hol Art Books, 2009). Gohlke, Laureate Professor of Photography at the University of Arizona, will sign books following his reading. More...

Special Collections houses Stewart Udall papers

Stewart Udall Stewart Udall, politician, environmentalist, Arizona native son and UA alum died Saturday after a fall in his home in New Mexico. The University Libraries Special Collections is home to Udall's papers from 1950 to 1977 which encompass his tenure as a Congressional Representative from Arizona as well as his service as Secretary of the Interior during the Kennedy administration. More...

Friends of the University Libraries Annual Book Sale

The Friends of the University Libraries once again host their annual sale of books and book collections donated from throughout the Tucson community and representing more than 50 subjects with items for all age groups. For the third year, the book sale will be located on the lower level at the Student Union UA BookStore. More...

Access over 600 years of history in just 2 hours


America: History and Life

Historical Abstracts

Ethnic Newswatch

Training sessions are free and open to the public. More...

UA Alumni Donate Sculpture by Arizona Artist to University Libraries

"The Newsboy" by James MuirThe University Libraries at the University of Arizona (UA) announce the receipt of “The Newsboy,” a life-sized sculpture donated to the Libraries by UA alumni Linda and David Turner of California. A dedication reception is planned for March 16, 2010, from 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. in the Main Library to announce the gift.More...

PaperWorks, hosted by the Friends of the University Libraries, at the Tucson Festival of Books

Explore book art with PaperWorks, the Sonoran collective for paper and book artists at the Tucson Festival of Books! Hosted by the Friend of the University Libraries, the "How to Read and Artist's Book" speaker panel will share artists' experiences working with and on paper and their enjoyment of the paper and book arts. More...

Library Book Shifting: Relocation of the N-NZ and SB call numbers

Because of overcrowding in the fine arts and architecture books sections in the Main and Fine Arts libraries and in order to make room for future additional books, space was found in the Science-Engineering Library to house them. This new home will have the added benefit of consolidating the call numbers in one spot so users can find the same materials in the same place. More...

Tuesday Talks: Songs My Mother Sang to Me: The Oral Histories of Mexican American Pioneer Women in Southern Arizona

Join us the first Tuesday of the month for Tuesday Talks @ the University Libraries, an exciting lecture series in the Main Library East Lobby that explores the wide ranging research interests at the University of Arizona. In honor of Women's History Month, Patricia Preciado Martin will give a talk titled Songs My Mother Sang to Me: The Oral Histories of Mexican American Pioneer Women in Southern Arizona. Preciado Martin is a UA Press author and former Arizona Library Association's Author of the Year for 1997. More...

Talkies Come to Town II

Morrissey and Miller RevueThe Friends of The University Libraries are pleased to present Talkies Come to Town II, a collection of film clips from the days of vaudeville taken from the Libraries' Special Collections. The clips include The Ink Spots, Joe E. Brown and many more vintage performances. This fundraiser for the University Libraries will be Sunday, Feb. More...

New Topographics

© Robert Adams - "Tract House, Westminster, Colorado," 1973 Museum Purchase; George Eastman House Collections. A reprising of the pivotal 1975 New Topographics exhibition will be on view at the Center for Creative Photography this spring before it continues on an international tour. Co-organized by former CCP Director, Dr. Britt Salvesen, and the curator of photographs at George Eastman House International Museum of Photography, Dr. More...

New Topographics Opening Reception and Artists' Talk

© Frank Gohlke -  "Landscape, Los Angeles," 1974, printed 1975 Gift of the photographer; George Eastman House Collections.  Frank Gohlke, 2009.Join Bill Jenkins, the curator of the original 1975 presentation of New Topographics and exhibiting artists Joe Deal and Frank Gohlke as they discuss the origins and impact of that seminal project. Moderated by Britt Salvesen, Department Head and Curator of the Wallis Annenberg Department of Photography, and the Department Head and Curator of Prints and Drawings at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. More...

Visiting Artist Lecture

Arnold Crane Ansel Adams photographing with Polaroid  materials, Point Lobos, 1969 Courtesy of the artist.For several decades renowned American artist Arnold Crane has been acquainted with and documented the lives of many of the world's finest photographers, including Man Ray, Ansel Adams, Imogen Cunningham, Paul Strand, Edward Steichen, W. Eugene Smith, Robert Frank, Bernice Abbott, Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Harry Callahan, Aaron Siskind, Lee Friedlander, and Garry Winogrand. More...

Early Books Lecture Series VII: War, Peace, Faith, Poetry

Image from A Restitution of Decayed IntelligenceThe University Libraries Special Collections hosts Early Books Lecture VII, an annual exploration by UA scholars of the treasure trove of medieval texts held by the University Libraries. Today Professor Willard of the Department of English will cover the medieval exploration of influences on the English language and culture by author and Anglo-Dutch antiquary Richard Verstegan in a talk titled Richard Verstegan, A Restitution of Decayed Intelligence (1605): Early Modern Notes on the Germanic Roots of England's Language and Culture. Special Collections vault contains a 1605 first edition of Restitution which includes a preface signed by Verstegan. More...

Early Books Lecture Series VII: War, Peace, Faith, Poetry

Wolfram von Eschenbach from the Codex Manesse, ca. 1304-1340SCHEDULE CHANGE: The lecture originally scheduled for February 2 will now be held on March 2. There will not be an Early Book Lecture on February 2.
The University Libraries Special Collections hosts Early Books Lecture Series VII, an annual exploration throughout February by UA scholars of the treasure trove of medieval texts held by the UA Libraries. More...

Define/Defile: Beyond the Surface (lecture)

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Tuesday Talks: Vaudeville and Blackface Minstrelsy: Transgressions and Transformations

Photograph of the Belvidere Commercial Club Minstrels, Belvidere, Ohio, 1910 (detail).Join us for Tuesday Talks @ the University Libraries, an exciting lecture series in the Main Library East Lobby that explores the wide ranging research interests at the University of Arizona. In honor of Black History Month, Greg Grewell, PhD candidate in the Department of English will lecture on Vaudeville and Blackface Minstrelsy: Transgressions and Transformations. Although it existed before the advent of Vaudeville, blackface minstrelsy played a major part in the song, dance, and comedy acts and routines that Vaudeville promoted and popularized. More...

Get on the bus! PCPL Bookmobile visits

Want a copy of the latest best seller? Need to catch up on some leisure reading and DVD viewing? Running short on time and can't make it to your local public library branch? We've got a solution! This spring, the Pima County Public Library Bookmobile will be at the UA campus the first Tuesday of the month -- Feb. More...

Tuesday Talks - Rickshaw Man, Sun Goddess & New Age Samurai: Taiko Drumming in Japan and North America

Join us for Tuesday Talks @ the University Libraries, an exciting lecture series in the Main Library East Lobby that explores the wide ranging research interests at the University of Arizona.

Masumi Izumi is Associate Professor at the Institute for Language and Culture at Doshisha University, Kyoto, Japan, and currently a Visiting Professor at the Department of History, University of Arizona. More...

Haitian Earthquake Resource and Information Guide

image source Khaleejtimes.com January 13, 2010 The University Libraries have pulled together links to resources and information concerning the situation in Haiti in the aftermath of the devastating earthquake on Jan. 12. Please check out our Haitian Earthquake Information and Resource Guide for up-to-date information on what is happening in Haiti as well as information on how to help and background information about this island nation. More...

Curtain Call: An Exhibition of the UA Vaudeville Collections

The University of Arizona Vaudeville Collections take center stage as the University Libraries host Curtain Call, an exhibition of the world’s largest collection of vaudeville treasures from Special Collections. The exhibit, documenting one of the nation’s most influential entertainment genres, will showcase a variety of items from several collections: The American Vaudeville Museum Collections, the Arthur Frank Wertheim papers and the David Soren Popular Sheet Music Collection. More...

RefWorks Workshop

Do you dread writing your bibliography more than you do writing your paper? Do you have trouble keeping track of your references and sources for your paper? RefWorks can help!

RefWorks is an online bibliographic management tool that allows you to create and store your own database of citations and easily create bibliographies. More...