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.


Price increase for lost/destroyed materials

Starting July 1st, the minimum price we charge for lost or destroyed materials will go up from $60 to $95.

Yes, this is a dramatic increase. However, the cost of academic titles for libraries has continued to rise since the lower fee was established; the current average book price is $92.73, over $20 higher than it was ten years ago -- and this doesn't even cover our local processing costs of staff time and materials.

If you have lost our materials, you may either:

  • Pay the $95 minimum or the current cost of the item's replacement, whichever is greater; OR
  • Provide us a replacement copy and pay a $20 processing fee. The replacement copy must be a duplicate of the copy lost (same publisher and edition). Replacements must be approved by our Collection Development librarian before we accept them. We suggest you talk with library staff before purchasing a new copy.

This does not apply to lost or damaged Media equipment, for which patrons will be charged the cost of the equipment's replacement. The charge to replace archival videos remains at $25.

This page was last modified on June 20, 2018