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.


Services A-Z

  • Borrowing- Information about registering to checkout library material, loan periods, and fines for lost or overdue material.
  • Citation Management Software - UAF has a site license to EndNote.
  • Citation Style Manuals (e.g., APA, MLA. Chicago, etc.)
  • Conference and Meeting Rooms - Reserve rooms for study sessions, group meetings, conferences, and teaching.
  • Computer Workstations - Computers are scattered throughout the library and available to use. Some require a UAF login.
  • Community and School Group Visits - Contact us to schedule a tour of the library.
  • Digital Photographic Services - Professional digital imaging services available to the university community and to the public. Offers digital printing and high resolution scanning.
  • Document Delivery-- Request library materials to be placed on hold for you at either Rasmuson or Mather library. Request book chapters and journal articles be scanned and emailed to you as a PDF file.
  • Holds & Recalls- If a library item you want is checked out, you may place a hold or recall on the item.
  • Interlibrary Loan - Borrow material from other libraries.
  • Instruction - Whether you're a student, faculty, or staff at UAF, we can show you how to use Rasmuson Library resources.
  • Lamination - We have two self-serve laminating machines located behind the Circulation counter.
  • Library Catalog Account- Access your Library Catalog account to see what items you have checked out, renew online, and change your address.
  • Media - Borrow media equipment such as digital cameras, camcorders, laptops, and more!
  • News Feeds - Keep up to date with announcements for library news, jobs, and new books using RSS feeds.
  • Off-Campus Services - A librarian that serves rural UAF students and faculty who do not have access to needed information resources in their town or village.
  • Printing & Copying - Information about printing and copying in the library.
  • Recommend a Resource- Recommend an item (books, DVDs, CDs, journals, etc.) be purchased for the general collection or the science collection.
  • Reference - Need some quick help with your research? We can help you locate the resources you need.
  • Renewing - Information about renewing items checked out from Rasmuson Library.
  • Reserves - Faculty, put course material on reserve for your students.
  • Scanning - There are three scanning stations on Level 4 in the library.
  • Study Carrels - Available to grad students and adjunct faculty on a semester basis or to undergraduates for short-term use.
  • Twenty-Three Hour Study Room  - Need a place to study during all hours of the day? We have the space for you.
  • Video Duplication - We can duplicate video in a variety of formats.
This page was last modified on March 14, 2020