Visiting the ASU Library during COVID-19

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 building entry is limited to students, faculty and staff with current SunCard or Pitchfork Card. Non-ASU visitors may be admitted by appointment only for specific research purposes. (See contacts below.)



Non-ASU Visitors and Users

The ASU Library continues to seek to meet the needs of researchers but will do so wherever possible by provision of digital information and materials.  For further information and to inquire whether an on-site visit will be possible,  please contact:

Archives and Distinctive Collections
Please connect with Ask an Archivist.

Data Science and Analytics
Please email

Government Information
Please connect with Government Information personnel .

Map and Geospatial Hub
Please visit the Map and Geospatial Hub - Services request.

Wurzburger Reading Room
Please connect with Ask an Archivist.


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  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.

If you aren't able to call, please email 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.

Safety measures

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.