Graduating in May? What happens to your access to library resources?

Apr 30, 2013

Congratulations! You've worked hard and the library has been proud to support your studies while you've been a student at the University of Arizona. But what happens after that happy day?  Will you still be able to use all those great resources at the library?

The simple answer is no, you will no longer have off-campus access to restricted library resources. The UA libraries spend around $10 million every year to license electronic resources that only current UA faculty and student may access.  Upon graduation you will no longer be considered a current student and your access to these resources will end. You are welcome to come to the physical library and use the library’s computers or public wifi to access these resources, but that may not be possible or convenient for you.  Registering for even a 1 credit hour non-degree seeking class will also give you remote access for a semester. As part of a paid membership in the UA Alumni Association, you are given access to a couple of general databases, but they do not include the databases or journals in the health sciences. 

A few databases offer individual subscriptions. To set up an individual subscription to UpToDate, go to their website. Finally, many hospitals and some companies have libraries that offer selected information resources to their employees to support their work. When you are interviewing for a job, ask if the hospital/company has a library and then contact them for more information.

For more information, please visit the "About Document Delivery" page on the Main Library's website.



Last updated Apr 8, 2019 by cdstewart