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.


DVD and Video Collection


At Rasmuson Library we have more than 15,000 videotapes and DVDs available for check-out. They cover a wealth of academic subject areas plus classic and contemporary feature films.

We buy most videos and DVDs upon the recommendation of UAF faculty and staff for instructional support. Others are selected by our collection specialist or donated by members of the community.

We always welcome purchase suggestions -- email

Streaming Video

  • Search Kanopy for streaming videos.

Finding Videos (DVD and VHS)

  • Find videotapes & DVDs by searching the Library Catalog. Use the UAF VIdeo (DVD/VHS) limiter to limit your search.

    Use the UAF Video (DVD/VHS) limiter

  • Once your search results are presented, you can further limit your search to just DVDs or just VHS tapes by using the Format limiter. Make sure to select the Include button after you've checked the format you prefer.


For help searching call the library Reference Desk at 907-474-7482 or the Circulation Desk at 907-474-6762.

This page was last modified on May 21, 2018