See our Library Services Updates page for information about changes to Rasmuson Library Services.

UAF students, staff, and faculty can now enter the library to pick out or to return their own materials, accessing the library by PolarExpress card.

Public library patrons can again place holds on our materials through the public library's catalog. Items can be picked up at the Noel Wien Library or the North Pole Branch.

University patrons who are reluctant to enter the library can still check materials out by appointment. Set an appointment to pick up items.

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Document Delivery

Use Document Delivery when you know the library has a paper copy of a book chapter or journal, but you don't have the time to come to the library. We'll scan the item for you and send it electronically or place it on hold for you to pickup.

How Does It Work?

1) Make a request in ILLiad.

2) Receive your material! If a book chapter or article is requested, we will scan the article and deliver a scan electronically. If a loan (book, dvd, cd, etc.) is requested, we will place the item on hold for you at either the BioSci or Rasmuson Library. Distance patrons can use Document Delivery to have loans sent to them.

Who Can Use Doc Del?

All patrons eligible for Interlibrary Loan: All UAF Faculty, Staff, and Students. Patrons need an ILLiad login to make requests. We do not limit the number of requests that can be made.

Turn Around

Document Delivery offers fast turn around time. We are usually able to deliver documents within 2 to 3 days. Requests are done as quickly as possible in the order that we receive them.

Accessing Documents

Electronic documents are viewable by logging into your ILLiad account and clicking on "View/Download Electronically Received Articles". The computer you are using must have Adobe Acrobat Reader (or a compatible program) installed. The latest version of Acrobat Reader is available for free at the Adobe website.

This page was last modified on September 17, 2013