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.


Due Dates for Checked Out Items

Due to the emerging COVID-19 crisis and the many difficulties our patrons are facing, Rasmuson and Mather Libraries have extended the due date of most of our materials to May 15.

Checkouts will be extended as long as they are not already overdue by 8 weeks or more.

Checkouts of academic reserves and media equipment (e.g., cameras, laptops, microphones) will continue to have their regular, shorter checkout period.

You can see a complete list of your checkouts, and you can renew your items, by logging into the library catalog with your library card number (or UA ID number) and your PIN.

If you have questions, you can call our Circulation desk at 907-474-6762 or email us at:

This page was last modified on March 20, 2020