Renew Your Love for UA Libraries

Renew Your Love for UA Libraries

It’s Library Lover’s Month, the perfect time to remind you of the many reasons to love UA Libraries, a few of them new this year. 

New for 2023


Looking for information? Start your search with the A-Z listing of 651 databases that cover everything from peer-reviewed scholarly articles to the latest in business analytics to historical archives. And there are even movie databases. Stream a movie for class or your own viewing pleasure.  

In 2023, University Libraries added Publication Finder, your lightning-fast way to find and access e-books, electronic journals and online newspaper content. 


Check the UA events calendar to find free in-person or virtual workshops and classes on a range of topics from using certain software to maximizing your use of the Libraries. For spring 2023, University Libraries is offering a new service: UA Libraries Research Data Services: Walk-in Coding Help in Rodgers and Bruno Libraries. 

Students and faculty can receive help without an appointment for languages including R, LaTeX, Python, MATLAB, HTML/CSS, C/C++, Bash and Java.

Knowledgeable, Helpful People

Reference Librarians 

UA Libraries faculty and staff include reference librarians that serve as liaisons in academic disciplines, instructional technologists, circulation assistants and other trained professionals to help you gain the most from UA Libraries. Through Ask-a-Librarian, receive an instant answer to frequently asked questions, or chat with a reference librarian either online or via email.

Inter-library Loan 

Never again think, “I wish I had this resource, but where can I get it?” Inter-library loan connects users to countless other library holdings. In 2021, UA Libraries performed more than 18,000 inter-library loans for a circulation of more than 50,000 items. 

Digital Humanities Center  

Faculty, staff and graduate students can learn more about the growing field of digital humanities and collaborate on projects.  

Sanford Media Center  

Training, consultation and collaboration for a variety of multimedia projects: Almost anything you can imagine, Sanford Media Center staff can help you create. 

Affordable 3D Printing  

Gorgas, Bruno and McLure libraries have 3D printers, and Rodgers Library offers self-service and training in addition to full-service 3D printing. 

So Many Resources

Audiovisual Equipment 

Reserve a camcorder, tripod, camera, boom kit, audio recorder and more for your latest creative project. Equipment can stay checked out for 72 hours.  

Whisper Booths  

The sound isolation booths significantly reduce ambient and acoustic noise and can be used as vocal booths for recording music, voiceover or translations, as a broadcast booth, musical instrument practice booth, office solutions, medical or audiology testing labs, post-production rooms and more.

Software Packages  

Browse through more than 150 software packages to find what you need or something completely new. Categories include accessibility, audio, communications, graphics, instructional, mathematics, productivity, programming, science, utilities, video and web.

Institutional Repository  

Faculty can share their scholarly work with a global audience through this open-source platform.  

Digital Collections 

Digitizing resources in the Libraries’ Special Collections is ongoing. Thousands of pages, including back issues of the Corolla yearbook and Crimson White student newspaper, are available online, as are photographs and audio files.


More than an electronic card catalog, Scout is the discovery service that puts millions of resources at your disposal, including over 5 million volumes of print and e-books, and nearly 90,000 e-journals 

Event Spaces  

Host your lecture, meeting, book signing, celebration or other event at no cost in the Camellia and Yellowhammer rooms of Gorgas Library.