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.

Visit the UA coronavirus information website to learn how the University of Alaska is responding to the novel coronavirus/COVID-19 situation and find links to communications, policy guidance and resources.

 

e-Books at Rasmuson Library

E-books are frequently being added to the Libraries' collections. Vendors place restrictions on whether or not the entire book may be downloaded,  chapters may be downloaded, or nothing may be downloaded at all.

The best way to search for eBooks is to use QuickSearch:

  1. Limit your results to Catalog Only.
  2. Limit the source type to ebooks.
  3. Access the book by clicking Subscription access for UAF faculty, students, and on-campus users.
    Note, you'll only be able to access eBooks for which Rasmuson Library has a subscription. You will not be able to access UAS or UAA resources. 
  4. If prompted, login with your UAF email address and password.

Step 1: Limit your search to Catalog Only
 

Step 2: Limit your results to ebooks

Step 3: To access the book Subscription access for UAF faculty, students, and on-campus users and login with your UAF username/password

Need help? Contact the reference desk, we are here to help!

 

This page was last modified on March 28, 2020

ebooks

Vendor Genre Downloadable Printing
Ebook Central
  • Scholarly
  • All subjects

Yes
1-14 days
(PDF, EPUB)

Adobe Digital Editions & Adobe ID required

Use BlueFire Reader for iPad & Android

Printing is restricted to approximately 40% of each ebook.
Taylor & Francis
  • Scholarly
  • Science, technology, engineering, medicine, humanities and social science.
   

EBSCO E-books

 

  • Scholarly & Professional
  • All subjects

Yes
(PDF)

Adobe Digital Editions & Adobe ID required

EBSCOhost account and sign on required.

Use BlueFire Reader for iPad & Android

You can not print or email more than 60 pages. The number of pages allowed varies by publisher, so some e-books may have lower limits on the number of pages allowed.

Alaska Digital Library (formerly ListenAlaska)

(Apps: iPhone/iPad, Android, Windows Phone, Blackberry, PlayBook, Kindle, Nook)

 

  • Popular fiction & non-fiction

Yes
Checkout times vary
(Kindle, OverDrive READ, EPUB, PDF, OPEN EPUB, OPEN PDF, OverDrive Mp3 Audiobook)

Adobe Digital Editions & Adobe ID OR OverDrive Media Consle required.

Sign on required using your UA @alaska.edu account.

 
Safari Tech
(App is not available for institutional licenses.)
  • Computer science and software tutorials
No. Must read online. Individual pages.

SpringerLink

(iPhone App)

  • Scholarly
  • Science & Social Science
Yes, by chapter
(PDF)
Yes
Wiley
  • Scholarly
  • Science & Social Science
Yes, by chapter
(PDF)
Yes
Credo Reference
  • Reference
  • All subjects
Yes, by chapter
(PDF)
Yes
Early English Books Online
  • English Literature
Yes
(PDF, TIFF)
Yes
ENGnetBASE
  • Scholarly
  • Mostly Engineering titles, but other subjects as well, such as Computer Science, Math, Environmental Science, and more

Yes, by chapter
(PDF)

Yes

Gale Virtual Reference Library
(iPhone/iPad, Android)

  • Reference
  • All subjects
Yes, by chapter
(PDF, HTML)
Yes

 

This page was last modified on August 22, 2019