ASU Library is now ending the phase of remote services only and is reopening libraries and restoring as many services as possible in preparation for the fall 2020 semester. We encourage you to check back regularly, as updates will be made as changes are implemented.
Last update: August 14, 2020
All ASU Library locations are now open to the ASU community. In coordination with the university's COVID-19 precautions, a Sun Card will be required to enter all libraries, as access will be limited to ASU students, faculty and staff. Non-ASU visitors are welcome by appointment only.
Those in the ASU community are encouraged to check library hours before making their visit, as ASU Library operational hours will differ from previous academic years.
In addition to the university’s face covering requirement, the ASU Library has put into place a number of safety precautions around the use of shared space. (Read: What to expect when visiting the library this fall)
Questions? Visit Ask A Librarian to get all your library questions answered.
Many items from the ASU Library collections are again available to be requested and picked up in person at campus library locations.
601 E. Tyler Mall
Tempe, AZ 85287-1006
Library users might experience some delays to our Interlibrary Loan (ILL) and scanning services due to lower-than-normal participation of the library-loaning consortium. We apologize for this inconvenience. If the materials you have requested are not currently accessible, we will try to seek alternative solutions and resources, and appreciate your patience in this process. For direct assistance, please email ASU-ILL@asu.edu or call 480-965-3282.
Books and other physical materials: You may request books via your Interlibrary Loan (ILLiad) account and we will attempt to fill it with an e-book through one of our partner libraries. However, this is often not possible due to our partner libraries' licensing agreements.
Options if we aren't able to get you what you need:
Contact Ask a Librarian for assistance in locating similar items that are available electronically through the ASU Library online collections.
Submit an individual book chapter request, as some libraries may still be able to provide scans from physical items. (Please note: Fair Use copyright guidelines still apply.)
Returning Interlibrary Loan materials: If you would like to return your Interlibrary Loan materials, you may at this time be able to return these items to the exterior book returns at Hayden Library or Noble Library (Tempe campus), Downtown Phoenix campus Library (on the south side of UCENT on Polk Street), Fletcher Library (West campus) or the Polytechnic campus Library. This is outside of the libraries' normal processes that require items lent through the Interlibrary Loan process due to the limited access caused by Covid-19 protocols.
If you do return your item(s) to the exterior book returns, please make sure the book strap which contains the information needed to credit the return is in place. If the item is fragile or could be damaged by other materials dropping on it, please wrap the material in bubble wrap or place in a large envelope to protect it.
If you have any questions about your Interlibrary Loan materials, please email ASU-ILL@asu.edu and one of our staff will be in touch with you.
Current ASU students without a computer and/or internet connection are eligible to check out a laptop and/or wifi hotspot. See Laptops and Hotspot Check Out for more information. If you are faculty or staff and need technology to work remotely, please contact your department, unit or college to request technology support.
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