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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.

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Honoring Alaska Native Cultural Heritage: Continuing Education for Alaska’s Community and Tribal Libraries

The Institute of Museum and Library Services has awarded the Alaska Library Network funds for a two year project called Honoring Alaska Native Cultural Heritage: Continuing Education for Alaska’s Community and Tribal Libraries.

The project will feature a week long workshop in Fairbanks, April 23rd – 27th for staff members from public and tribal libraries that serve Alaska Native populations or have significant Alaska Native materials collections. This project follows on the success of the Alaska State Library’s Alaska Native Libraries, Archives and Museums (ANLAM) project (2011-2013) but is specifically targeted at libraries.

Training will prepare participants to craft their libraries to fit their communities and to work with local and regional agencies to enhance Alaska Native cultural activities and collections. Scholarships that cover travel and lodging and food will be available. Applications will soon be available. Attendees at this workshop will qualify to apply for a limited number of week long, on-site visits by specialists to assist or advise with a cultural heritage project at your library.

For further information contact Tyson Rinio at or call with questions at 1-800-478-5348 (or in the Fairbanks area at 907-474-7406).

This page was last modified on December 6, 2017