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.


Ruff semester? Dogs in the library!

Dogs in the libraryRuff semester? Rasmuson Library patrons will again be able to spend time with companion dogs during finals week.

Volunteers and their dogs from Companions Inc. will be on Level 4 of the library on

  • Tuesday, May 6, 1 p.m.–5 p.m.
  • Wednesday, May 7, 4 p.m.–8:30 p.m
  • Thursday, May 8, 1 p.m.–5 p.m.

Patrons are invited to visit the dogs and enjoy a few stress-free minutes. Patrons are asked not to bring their own pets to the library.

For more information, contact Suzanne Bishop, Development Officer, Rasmuson Library at 907-474-6997, or

This page was last modified on May 4, 2014