For Distance Students & Faculty



Are you in an online program? A UA South student? Studying abroad?

For whatever reason, if you can’t make it to campus—don’t worry! We can still support all of your research needs.


Need a book?

Just because you don’t live near campus doesn’t mean you can’t access the millions of books through the library. We deliver!

Even if we don’t own a particular book, we can get it for you from another library.

See our polices on sending UA library books and interlibrary loan materials to distance users.

Request a book.

Need a book chapter or journal article?

Sometimes, you need an article that we don’t have access to online. Or maybe you’d like a specific book chapter. Either way, copies can be scanned and emailed to you directly, for free.

Request a book chapter or journal article.

Other libraries, at your service

Live in Arizona? Registered UA students can check out print materials from ASU, NAU, and Pima Community College at no cost. Just bring your CatCard, photo id, and in some cases, proof of registration.

Get started!

The best place to begin is at the library website, where an array of online resources is at your fingertips:

All that is required to access our databases from off-campus is a NetID and password. If you have trouble, see Connecting from off campus.

Get research help, now

  • Have a research question? We're here to help! Ask a Librarian.
  • Polish your research skills: watch one of our online tutorials.
  • Beginning a research project? Check out our subject guides for tips on finding discipline-specific journal articles, background research, and facts and figures.
  • Narrow your research starting point even further: consult our course guides, tailor-made by librarians for specific UA courses.


Last modified: January 14, 2015