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 may check materials out by appointment from Rasmuson Library. Set up 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.


Are there any historical materials available to use when the archives is closed?

The majority of our collections can only be accessed during the Research Room’s open hours. The Alaska Film Archives holdings are available for use outside of research room hours.

However, the Rasmuson Library’s Alaska Book Collection, including periodicals, (levels 2 and 3) as well as our extensive collection of newspapers on microfilm (level 2) can be accessed any time the library is open.

A (very) small number of our collections are also available to the public on microfilm, and a significant portion of our rare book collection is available on microfiche (level 2).

The library also has a collection of maps of Alaska of varying, more recent dates, on both level 2 and level 5.

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This page was last modified on January 6, 2020