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Library Support for Shifting to Online Teaching

Borrow Technology

Enrolled students can borrow and pick up technology such as laptops, video cameras, projectors, and cords in the Main Library lobby on a first-come, first-served basis.   Check here for available technology. Laptop checkouts are for the entire semester and will auto-renew for enrolled students. We will contact students when the equipment is due back.

picture of a mobile wi-fi hotspotTechnology checkout includes mobile WiFi hotspots that allow you to connect your devices to the internet, without being tethered to a home or school network. To check to see if the device will function in a specific area, look for 4G LTE availability on the coverage map.

For available hours and additional details on borrowing technology, please go to our access during covid-19 page.  Students can also schedule an appointment with us by contacting if these hours aren't convenient. 

3D printing is also now being offered for academic/research purposes. 

UA faculty and staff should contact OSCR's Gear-to-Go to reserve equipment for instructional use such as webcams, monitors, laptops, mobile hotspots, and digital cameras.

If you need to contact the library's technology lending staff, email the 

At-Home Technology

Learn about technologies for working remotely as well as IT resources for teaching and learning remotely. There are also FAQ.

View a list of Remote UAWiFi Hotspots in Tucson and throughout the state.

See ways you can maximize your at-home tech.


For UA students and faculty who need virtual access to software programs, here are several options:

If students google student software discounts, they can also find vendors who sell deeply discounted software packages to students (there are often hoops to jump through to prove student status).