University of Arizona Campus  •  March 14 - 15, 2015  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
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Save the date for 2016!

March 12-13, 2016 (9:30am - 5:30pm)

Disability Related Access

Festival Staff / March 2, 2015

Disability Related Access

  • Accessible restrooms are located in buildings open for the event. A unisex accessible restroom is located in the Main Library, 1st floor near elevator
  • Directional signage has been added to the Mall to assist in locating accessible routes and presentation queues
  • There will be accessible queues - that don't involve stairs - formed at the entries of the major presentations...please proceed directly to the venue entry
  • Seating will be provided outside popular venues to accommodate those unable to stand in lines
  • If you have questions concerning access or wish to request accommodations, please contact the Disability Resource Center at (520) 621-3268 Voice / TTY or

Accessible Parking

  • Please refer to the Festival Parking Map
  • Further accessible parking information is available at this link. Note that:
    • Location and number of disabled parking spaces is designated on the colored circles
    • UA disabled parking permit is NOT required on the weekends
    • The 2nd Street Garage is reserved for authors
    • A golf cart shuttle is available from the Cherry and Tyndall garages

Requesting a Sign Language Interpreter

  • To insure the availability of a Sign Language interpreter, please make an online request here or contact Catherine Mazzola at or (520) 626-4471
  • A Sign Language interpreter will be available on a limited basis on-site throughout the Festival. Please inquire at any TFoB Information Booth
  • Sign Language interpreters have been pre-arranged for the Noam Chomsky event on Sunday in Centennial Hall

Requesting and Obtaining Receivers for Assistive Listening Systems (ALS)

  • Receivers will be available at Festival presentation locations noted below (look for ALS signage at the door..request your receiver from the venue volunteer and return after use):
    • All Student Union venues
    • Chemistry 111
    • Koffler 204, 216 & 218
    • Education Kiva, 349 & 353
    • Modern Languages 350
    • Centennial Hall
  • Portable ALS units are available for locations not listed above, Mall tent venues and Science City tour locations. Requests can be made for these units prior to the Tucson Festival of Books by emailing or calling (520) 621-3268 and noting date, time and location. NOTE: During Festival dates, portable ALS may be requested by contacting (520) 488-3593

On-site Mobility Scooter and Wheelchair Rental will be available from the Student Union, 1st floor - Sabor Restaurant

  • Festival goers may rent a scooter or wheelchair on-site to enjoy the many venues and activities offered at the Tucson Festival of Books
  • To arrange rental and on-site pick-up, please contact Metro Med (520) 323-9500
Named Sponsors

Arizona Daily Star
University of Arizona

Presenting Sponsors

Banner - University Medical Center

Major Sponsors

Friend of the Festival
Helios Education Foundation
Stocker Foundation
University of Arizona BookStores

Key Sponsors

Cox Communications
Marshall Foundation
Miriam Brucker Trust
Sub-Zero / Wolf and Westar
William and Mary Ross Foundation

Become a Sponsor

Sponsor Information Sheet

To become a sponsor, please email Marcy Euler.

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