Collections

  • Alaska and Polar Regions Collections and Archives  (APR) collections contain materials that document the past and present of Alaska and polar regions, both Arctic and Antarctic. Geographically the Arctic includes northern Canada, Greenland, northern Scandinavia, Iceland, and northern Russia (Siberia and the Russian Far East). APR Research Room materials include archives, manuscripts, historical photographs, rare books and maps, oral histories and archival films. Most of the materials are in the library catalog. Other materials can be found by searching databases in the Research Room or consulting APR staff. The APR Research Room is open Monday through Friday; see the library hours page for specific information at: APR is located on Level 2, Rasmuson Library.
  • Alaska’s Digital Archives The Alaska Virtual Library and Digital Archives project is a collaborative effort initiated by the Rasmuson Library at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, the Consortium Library at the University of Alaska Anchorage, and the Alaska State Library in Juneau. Alaska’s Digital Archives presents a wealth of historical photographs, albums, oral histories, moving images, maps, documents, physical objects, and other materials from libraries, museums and archives throughout our state. Also check the Alaska History Store and image galleries.
  • The Government Documents and Maps collection is one of nearly 1,250 federal depository collections in the United States. Rasmuson Library receives about one-third of the titles available for depository collections making it one of the largest federal documents collections in Alaska. The map and atlas collection is worldwide in scope with an emphasis on Alaska and northern Canada. Located on Level 5, Rasmuson Library.
  • The BioSciences Library contains materials in the biological sciences (e.g., biochemistry, ecology, genetics, physiology, neuroscience, microbiology) as well as agriculture, fisheries, forestry and oceanography. Located in the Arctic Health Research building on the west ridge of campus.
  • The Keith B. Mather Library supports the research of the Geophysical Institute (GI), the International Arctic Research Center (IARC), and the geophysical research community. The collection includes the following subject areas: atmospheric sciences, aurora, glaciology, global change, ice, permafrost, remote sensing, seismology, snow, space physics, and volcanology. Located in the Akasofu Building on the west ridge of campus.

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