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Accounts

Information about your Rasmuson Library account.

3 days, two renewals, as long as no one else puts a hold on the title. See Loan Periods for more info.

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You'll have to log into your Library Catalog account.  For details, see Accessing your Library Account...

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Yes, minors can obtain library accounts. If they have a Public Library card, they may use that to check out at Rasmuson Library, if they are in good standing at the public library. They may not use another's card. Please note, most of our collection is geared towards the college age and above, so, with the exception of the Juvenile section, not much is for the under 18 age group. The Rasmuson Library also adheres to the ALA's Freedom to Read guidelines, regardless of age: http://www.ala.org/ala/aboutala/offices/oif/statementspols/ftrstatement/...

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Although we deliver your first and second overdue notices via email, your third one comes via snail mail (USPS). The USPS will not deliver to dorm rooms. We need an address that mail can be securely delivered to, that you can regularly check. You will need to rent a PO Box to have mail delivered on campus, or use a local USPS mailing address if you live off campus.

UAF Post Office Box Registration Form

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  • All current dues paying UAF alumni may use the UAF ILL department.
  • Alumni who live in Fairbanks can acquire a Noel Wien Public Library Card and use that to check out materials at Rasmuson and BioScience Libraries, and to request interlibrary loans. You will need to visit us to change your record from your Polar Express card number to the Public Library card number. Alumni get 12 ILL requests a calendar year, as an added benefit of your paid alumni membership. The Noel Wien Public Library does offer ILL services to non-paying alumni, as well as to the general public.

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Information about the campus shuttle is on the Facility Services web site.

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See http://www.uaf.edu/fs/parkingconference.html. The closest parking is at the metered lots to the east and south of Signer's Hall and Eielson Building. The link above allows you to link to the campus map. Bring quarters! The meters are 50 cents an hour. There is a change machine on the fourth floor Circulation area of the library.

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Circulation

Information about borrowing/checking out books and other library items, and placing holds.

3 days, two renewals, as long as no one else puts a hold on the title. See Loan Periods for more info.

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We have such a system for books that are checked out. Please see Holds & Renewals

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  • Yes, twice, just like books.
  • You can do this yourself using your Library Catalog PIN to login to your Library Catalog account (see Accessing your Library Account...)
  • If you are already overdue, you will not be able to renew.
  • ILL renewals must be handled through your ILLiad account.

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You check out books at the circulation desk.

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To borrow items the library doesn't own, use our Interlibrary Loan (ILL) Service. See the ILL page for more information.

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For undergraduates most print materials can be checked out for 28 days. See Loan Periods for more information.

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Yes. To place a hold on a book call the circ desk (907) 474-6762 or email fycirc@uaf.edu. For more information about holds, see Holds and Recalls

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Although we deliver your first and second overdue notices via email, your third one comes via snail mail (USPS). The USPS will not deliver to dorm rooms. We need an address that mail can be securely delivered to, that you can regularly check. You will need to rent a PO Box to have mail delivered on campus, or use a local USPS mailing address if you live off campus.

UAF Post Office Box Registration Form

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Please fill out our Library Resource Recommendation Form. If your suggestion matches our collection policy, we'll be happy to get it for you; you'll get an email notification when it arrives. If it doesn't match our collection policy, we'll let you know how you can obtain the book either through the public library or through Interlibrary Loan. Thank you for your input!

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If you go to "Find Articles" then choose "databases by title" and enter  click "D" for"dissertations, you will find a link on the results page that says "Dissertations & Theses at the University of Alaska Fairbanks".

 Visitors who are not affiliated with the University of Alaska system may not view this database from off campus. We also have records of dissertations in our Library Catalog. By doing a subject search for "dissertations" or "University of Alaska Fairbanks - dissertations" you can see the previously published works we have in print here in the library. You may also do a keyword or title or author search, if you know that.

Keep in mind, while we try to have a copy of all UAF published theses, some may be in the closed "rare book" section and may not be checked out.

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  1. You can search for e-books in the Library Catalog. Set the type limiter to Electronic Book (see image below or smhyoutube.png).
  2. You can browse the different collections by going directly to the vendors site.
    • Safari Tech provides full-text access to selected IT books.
    • EBL - electronic books online, all subjects.
    • PsycBOOKS - Contains chapters in PDF from more than 800 books published by APA and other publishers.
    • Early English Books Online - Digitized collection of classic early English works
    • Project Gutenberg - Project Gutenberg is the first and largest single collection of free electronic books.
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Good question! It depends on the vendor.

Was there another e-book vendor that you're using?

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You'll need the CSA Endnote Connection files for UAF, refer to the instructions on how to get these files.

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On the main Library Catalog screen, select "German" from the "language" drop down, and "visual material" from the "format" drop down. Hit "search". This will give you many German DVD titles, but unfortunately is not that precise or accurate. I did get some DVDs that were not originally German, but were German subtitled.

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  • You can do a title search in Goldmine. Click "Goldmine" from the main page, and enter the title in the "title" search block. You may also see all the books we have on this author by doing an author search.
  • If we don't have these books, maybe the Noel Wien Public Library does - you can check their catalog at http://library.fnsb.lib.ak.us/

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Call the reference desk, at 474-7482. Or contact them by email, chat, form, etc. See Reference for contact information.

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Go to http://classes.uaf.edu. If you need login information, please contact OIT at (907) 450-8300.

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Well, almost every book in the library has a call number on it, on the spine, except for the bound periodicals, but I don't think that's what you're asking. Are you asking how to find a certain range of call numbers? The library of congress classification that the library uses can be seen at http://www.loc.gov/catdir/cpso/lcco/ and also on the end of shelves in the library, and at the Reference Desk on the fourth floor. If you need to know how LC call numbers work, check out these tutorials here and here.

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Oversized books are located on level 6 of the Rasmuson Library. Refer to the level 6 map.

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Fines and Fees

Information about late fees and other library charges.

Please contact the circulation desk, (907) 474-7481 or email fycirc@uaf.edu

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Interlibrary Loan

Information about borrowing material from other libraries.

To use ILL, you must be a student, staff, faculty, distance student, or visiting scholar of UAF. You can register online for an ILLiad account at https://uaf.illiad.oclc.org/illiad/logon.html ILL staff will verify your affiliation with the University, and approve your login and password. Thereafter, you will use your ILLiad account to request, track and renew your ILL items.

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If you have ILL material that is overdue, a notice will be sent to you. If the item is not returned you will be blocked both from further ILL loan activity and general borrowing from the library.

If an item has not been returned 3 weeks after its due date, it will be invoiced (to you) for replacement fees. When an item has been invoiced, a block is placed on your patron ID. This block suspends all library privileges. When the item is returned or paid for, basic library privileges are reinstated. However, ILL privileges are still suspended for 60 days.

Interlibrary Loan works because libraries honor each other's policies and due dates. Timely return of ILL materials assures that we will continue to be able to borrow from other libraries. Keeping an ILL book beyond the due date jeopardizes our ability to borrow from that lender in the future, and may make important research materials unavailable to other UAF researchers.

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The following materials can be obtained by UAF Interlibrary Loan:

  • photocopies of articles and book chapters
  • books
  • dissertations and theses
  • videos (VHS and DVD) and films
  • sound recordings (all formats)
  • microforms and microfiche

If we own an item regardless of format at either the Rasmuson or BioSciences Library, the item can not be ordered via Interlibrary Loan.

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  • All current dues paying UAF alumni may use the UAF ILL department.
  • Alumni who live in Fairbanks can acquire a Noel Wien Public Library Card and use that to check out materials at Rasmuson and BioScience Libraries, and to request interlibrary loans. You will need to visit us to change your record from your Polar Express card number to the Public Library card number. Alumni get 12 ILL requests a calendar year, as an added benefit of your paid alumni membership. The Noel Wien Public Library does offer ILL services to non-paying alumni, as well as to the general public.

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  • All current UAF faculty, staff, and students are eligible to receive UAF Interlibrary Loan services.
  • To be eligible for submitting a request, you must first be registered with the Rasmuson Library or BioSciences Library circulation system.
  • You must have a current library or Polar Express card and have no overdue materials or fines.
  • In addition, we support researchers affiliated with governmental agencies that need ILL service for job-related research.
  • All current dues paying UAF alumni may also use the UAF ILL department.
  • The Noel Wien Public Library does offer ILL services to non-paying alumni, as well as to the general public.
  • All others needing ILL service are encouraged to contact the Fairbanks North Star Borough Public Library.

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Rasmuson Library ILL attempts to borrow materials as economically as possible. Whenever possible we provide ILL service without a charge to the patron. We will cover the cost of any loan or copy fees. We will not, however, cover the costs for purchases of entire items, lost or damaged materials, rush fees, special service fees, or repair/replacement costs.

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Please contact the ILL office 907-474-6691.

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You'll receive an email from fyill@uaf.edu to let you know your materials have arrived.

  • Materials located at the Elmer E. Rasmuson Library can be picked up at the reference desk on the 4th floor.
  • Materials located at the BioSciences Library can be retrieved at the main desk.
  • Photocopies that are posted electronically in PDF format on the web, are available from any computer at the UAF campuses, or any computer with access the internet.

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  • Photocopy requests may take from 2 days to 2 weeks to arrive depending upon which library or document delivery service can supply the item and how it will be delivered (electronically or physically).
  • Book requests average between 1 to 3 weeks to arrive, depending on the source of the material.
  • Audio/Visual (A/V) materials usually take longer to obtain. Many libraries will not lend their A/V materials through the ILL system, so finding a source usually takes a little longer than for book requests. If you need A/V material rushed, you may want to consider finding another source other than ILL for your material, such as purchasing the item yourself or renting from a local video store.

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Use our Online Request System called ILLiad to submit your request online. If you require assistance with using our online request system, please contact us and we will be happy to walk you through the process.

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Online: Log in to ILLiad to check the status of your requests. ILLiad shows you the status of everything you have ever ordered, current and past.

Phone:
Rasmuson Library: 474-6069
BioSciences Library: 474-7442

These phones have voice mail so they are available 24 hours a day. Please leave your first and last name, information regarding the book or photocopy you requested, and a return phone number.

E-mail:
Rasmuson Library: uaf-library-rasill@alaska.edu
BioSciences Library: uaf-library-biosci@alaska.edu

Our mailboxes are checked twice a day.

In Person:
Rasmuson Library: Come into our office, located on the 3rd floor of the library, M-F 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
BioSciences Library: Ask the BioSciences Library staff.

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Materials MUST BE RENEWED during the appropriate time frame. Renewals can only be submitted 2 days prior to their due date up through the date they are due. Items ARE NOT eligible for renewal past their due date.

Make sure you check your email for automatic system generated notifications regarding your pending due dates.

Renewals must be approved by the library that sent the item. Please check your item first to make sure that "No renewals" is NOT printed or stamped on the label affixed to the cover of your item.

To request a renewal:

  1. Log on to ILLiad
  2. Select  Checked Out Items / Renew Requests (on the left side under View)
  3. Locate the item you wish to renew and click its Transaction Number.
  4. Once the detailed description page loads you will be able to request your renewal via the option in the upper right corner.

Please request renewals after receiving your "overdue soon" email notification or within a four days of the due date listed on the label affixed to the front of your item. Many libraries will refuse to renew items which are already overdue, so please don't delay if you think you need the item longer than allowed. Once you have requested your renewal you will immediately receive a temporary due date. This is only a temporary due date. You will be notified by email if your renewal has been granted or denied.

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In order to view material posted electronically, you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader (version 5.0 or higher) installed on your computer. If you do not have Adobe Acrobat Reader, you can download it by clicking on the following link: Adobe Acrobat Reader Download.

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  • Go to Databases by Title and click the letter P and look for Project Muse.
  • If off campus, login in with your UA email account information.

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Call the reference desk, at 474-7482. Or contact them by email, chat, form, etc. See Reference for contact information.

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The easiest way is to search the library web site using the "Search this Site" box. Or you can use the Site Index, or you can click on Find Articles.

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You may check out a Polycom Audio Teleconference Kit from the library for four hours if you are a student or staff, and 24 hours if you are faculty. The Polycom equipment is for university related events, interviews, conferences, and meetings only. The audio teleconferencing equipment is heavily used, so please plan ahead and book early.

  • Place the main speaker in the center of the meeting space.
  • Plug in the power supply that has two cords coming from it of differing sized jacks; one is wider than the other. If there are not two cords coming from the power supply, see the next steps.
  • Connect the smaller phone jack cord to the wall telephone jack. This is usually the smaller left side jack of the triangular beige port on the wall. The other end should already be plugged in or hardwired to the power supply.
  • Connect the wider Ethernet jack to the port under the main speaker “leg” directly opposite from the keypad. On the newer Polycoms, there is a picture icon of the unit to show where you plug the ethernet cable in. The newer units also allow you to unplug the wider ethernet cable to the power supply; so, one side of the ethernet cable goes to the power supply, one goes to the Polycom leg.
  • If pods come with your system, these may be used as remote microphones for better reception of voices sitting further from the main speaker. Each pod plugs into a smaller telephone jack under the other two speaker “legs”. The pods have long cords to accommodate larger crowds; place the pods within 3-4 feet of the person talking.
  • When it is time for your teleconference to begin, press “on/off” on the main speaker unit, (or, the picture of the phone handset on the new units) and dial your telephone number. The Polycom sounds exactly like your normal phone dialing. Depending on how your teleconference is set up, you may also need to dial a PIN to access the conference. The host arranging the conference should send you instructions BEFORE the conference.

Suggestions for a productive audio teleconference

  • Meeting host should acknowledge each participant by either a roll call or acknowledging each person as they sign on.
  • Mute your unit when you are not talking. There are mute buttons both on the main speaker unit and the pods.
  • Find a quiet place, like a conference room with a door you can close to keep down background noise when you want to speak.
  •  Use patience - wait to talk – and then identify who’s talking. The full simplex system of the Polycom Soundsystem EX means all can talk at once; this is sometimes confusing to follow if someone cuts in to someone else’s contribution to make a point. The volume level can be adjusted at the main speaker keypad.
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    • Unmute your system
    • State your name and site
    • Wait 2 seconds
    • Make your contribution
    • Mute your system when you are finished

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  1. Get a cable with RCA connections on both ends.
  2. Connect one white end into the port on the power adapter of the telconference kit.
  3. Connect the red and white plugs on the other end to the "AUX" audio inputs on the switcher panel located just underneath the counter.
  4. Make sure the switcher panel is set to "aux."
  5. Be sure to plug in the phone line for the teleconference kit!
  6. Adjust the volume on the teleconference kit; speakers should be working.

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Detailed instructions on hooking up your PC or MAC to our data projectors are at http://library.uaf.edu/data-projector.

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Information about the copiers is on the Photocopiers and Printers web page.

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This is the process whereby those lucky individuals CAN make copies and/or CAN get reimbursed, whichever they choose.

  1. You can establish a copy code for your department. (Only for departments at UAF).
    • Departmental copy code allows a specific organization / fund to be charged for work related photocopying done by an individual at a discounted rate via the use of their individual Polar Express card in conjunction with the copy code.
    • The department may request a new copy code be established with Printing Services or they may add / delete individuals by contacting:

      Pam Sowell, Production Supervisor
      474-5802, fnpks@uaf.edu

      After the individual has access to the copy code, it may be used by pressing "acct ovrride" on the Polar Express copy machine validation panel, then entering the code, then swiping the PE card and leaving it in while making copies.

  2. They may purchase a copy card from the Bear Bucks vendor transfer machine, say "yes” to "do you want a receipt?", and request reimbursement from their department.

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Yes, our computers are open to the public.

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Microsoft Word (and other Office applications) are available at the campus at the library and the computer labs, to UAF faculty, staff, and students. You will need to login with your Windows login and password. If you are not a faculty, staff or student member, you may use the library's computers that have Open Office "Writer" installed on them. This is available without a login.

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Reserves

Information about hard copy reserves and electronic reserves.

The reserve desk is at the Circulation Desk on the fourth floor of the Rasmuson Library. This is where professors put books and articles on reserve for students to use. The usual period of time you may check out reserve items is 2 hours, and most items cannot be taken out of the library. The professor must arrange to put items on reserve with the Circulation Department. The library does not usually have the class's textbook unless the professor has arranged to put it on reserve ahead of time.

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On the main Library Catalog screen, select "German" from the "language" drop down, and "visual material" from the "format" drop down. Hit "search". This will give you many German DVD titles, but unfortunately is not that precise or accurate. I did get some DVDs that were not originally German, but were German subtitled.

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3 days, two renewals, as long as no one else puts a hold on the title. See Loan Periods for more info.

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Hi, It is such a wonderful movie, isn't it? Unfortunately, a production and distribution rights deal has never been done for the U.S. home video market for the United States. It has been sold in European markets, mostly France, I believe, so you could try the Amazons for France or the UK - be aware, though, that the DVD encoding for those countries is a different region. So, unless you have a player for that country's region, or a "region free" DVD player, even if you acquire the DVD from another country, you may not be able to play it. I also should caution you to make sure you are buying a "legitimate" copy of Attla, and not a bootleg. Since it was never released for the home market in this country, (but was for the theatre presentation) almost any copy you find on the internet in this country is likely to be a bootleg. So, Caveat Emptor!

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Any University or Fairbanks Borough Library affiliate who has a valid Polar Express or borough card can check out films and videos.

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You can check out up to five titles for three days at a time.

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If you do not have the equipment at home, you can watch the films in the library Independent Learning Area, which is located right across from the Media Equipment counter

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