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.


Library Closed Starting on Sunday March 29th

Due to the statewide “stay home” or “shelter-in-place” order Rasmuson Library is closed starting on Sunday, March 29.

More information will be available as soon as we have an update from University administration.

Don't worry though-- we are still here to help!

Contact us by email (, text 907-341-4404, or chat (when available. Click the Ask Us button on the library homepage).

We have a wonderful selection of online databases you may use from off-campus.

Not sure which database is appropriate for your topic? Contact us or have a look at our librarian curated Subject Guides which can help you select the right resource for your discipline.

Looking for academic eBooks? Search QuickSearch and filter your search to Catalog Only, and then eBooks

Keep an eye on our Library Services Updates page for additional information.

This page was last modified on March 29, 2020