A Message from the Dean

Welcome to the University Libraries!  Our friendly, knowledgeable staff and faculty work every day to contribute to the success of all UA students, regardless of their location, by providing unique services and resources and by empowering our users with the investigative and knowledge-building skills required for their professional success.

In short, our motto is “Know the Roo.”

Explore our services and collections through our website, or, for more personal, in-depth guidance to the collections — in any or all formats — consult the University Libraries’ subject specialists.  These subject specialists will assist you in locating the research tools you need, in evaluating the information that you find, and in using that information effectively.

The University Libraries are secure and welcoming places that provide students and faculty quiet study space as well as facilities that encourage collaborative group work.  Bierce Library and the Science and Technology Library offer state-of-the-art instructional technologies to promote discovery and creation.

So, browse the University Libraries online or in person. Or dig deeply into the collections that we have selected for you and spend hours in the library.  But don’t ignore the libraries — our services, collections and personnel are essential to your academic success.

Phyllis O’Connor

Interim Dean

Professor of Bibliography


Office: Bierce 161

Phone: 330.972.6057