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.


How long will it take for me to receive my Interlibrary Loan?

  • 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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This page was last modified on August 18, 2017