We're reopening soon!

Starting August 2, the Main Library and Weaver Library will be open to everyone, including the public. We're looking forward to seeing you. Check out our plans.

Our organization

Watch our video, We Are University Libraries, for a two-minute introduction to our organization.

Mission, vision, and values

Mission: The University of Arizona Libraries are enterprising partners in advancing the University's priorities. We cultivate an environment that promotes inquiry, creative endeavor, scholarly communication and lifelong learning. Our resources, services and expertise enrich the lives of Arizonans, and contribute to an expanding global academic community.

Vision: The Libraries are the intellectual crossroads of the University, enabling innovative interdisciplinary research, scholarship and creative endeavor.

Values: Our organization and employees identified five core values that we strive to incorporate into our work.

 diversity, continuous learning, innovation, collaboration, integrity

Land acknowledgment

We respectfully acknowledge the University of Arizona is on the land and territories of Indigenous peoples. Today, Arizona is home to 22 federally recognized tribes, with Tucson being home to the O’odham and the Yaqui. Committed to diversity and inclusion, the University strives to build sustainable relationships with sovereign Native Nations and Indigenous communities through education offerings, partnerships, and community service.

Strategic map

Learn where our strategic map is guiding us, or take a sneak peek video tour.

Organizational structure

The library is made up of nine departments and has close to 200 employees. Library leadership groups consist of Dean’s Working Group (Dean, Vice Dean, Associate Dean, Assistant Dean for Finance and Administration, Human Resources Director, and Senior Information Resources Officer) and Cabinet (Dean’s Working Group members, department heads, and representatives from shared governance groups for library faculty and university/classified staff).

See our organizational chart and read about the history of our libraries.

Our impact in numbers

5

Number of libraries, including Special Collections

250+

Employees (librarians, staff, student workers)
6,040 Reference questions answered

37,223

Technology items loaned

41,245

Books and articles borrowed from or loaned to other libraries

1,148,624 Total visits to the libraries
8,433,900 Searches on our website
8,670,393 Print volumes, electronic books and journals in our collection
6,685,306 Electronic articles accessed

Data from FY 2019-2020