Arizona State University resumed on-campus, in-person classes for the Fall 2020 semester on August 20, 2020. In order to meet university health requirements during the COVID-19 pandemic, the ASU Library has made the necessary adjustments to its visitor hours and policies. We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your patience during this time.
All libraries are open, but general access is limited to students, faculty and staff with current SunCard or Pitchfork Card. Non-ASU visitors are welcome by appointment only for specific research purposes. See the appointment options below.
Research, archives and reading rooms
The ASU Library is home to a variety of research spaces and collection centers – all now require a reservation before visiting. To start the research and appointment process, please:
Wurzburger Reading Room
Please visit Ask an Archivist to make an appointment.
Borrowing materials and getting help
Non-ASU library patrons with an active Community Card may borrow books by requesting them online and making an appointment to pick them up. Current Community Cards (as of August 2020) have been extended to expire in one year, on August 13, 2021.
Members of the community who would like to purchase a community card (see community card eligibility and cost) may do so by initiating the process by emailing email@example.com. Other community patrons who are welcome to request materials as part of the Community Card process include University of Arizona and Northern Arizona University students and faculty (see eligibility criteria), and GWLA reciprocal borrowing program participants.
- All current (as of August 2020) Community Cards have been extended to expire in one year (August 13, 2021).
- While ASU Library locations are not open for drop in visitors, Community Card holders may check out books by following this process:
- First, please requests online using this form.
- Then, call your desired library to make an appointment to pick the books.
If you aren't able to call, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to begin the appointment making process.
Get all your library questions answered
Visit Ask a Librarian to get help with general library information over chat, email, phone, FAQs or in person.
Visit Ask an Archivist to get help with archival and distinctive collections materials.
All library visitors are expected to follow all ASU mandated COVID-19 safety measures, including:
- A face covering is required in all ASU buildings at all times, as well as in outdoor spaces, including campus libraries.
- Because face coverings are required in library spaces, please eat snacks and meals outdoors. Beverages are permitted in many areas, so long as you remove your mask only while drinking.
- Library spaces have been optimized for physical distancing.
- If you are sick, please stay home.