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.


Oral History Program

The Oral History Program was established in 1981 to collect, preserve, and provide access to audio and video recordings that provide insight into Alaska's history and the people who have contributed to its heritage. The UAF Oral History Collection consists of over 12,000 recordings, most of which were donated by organizations and individual interviewers who collected them over the years.

Approximately 12,000 recordings, or 58%, of the Oral History collection is cataloged in the UAF Library Catalog. Approximately 1,400 recordings or 11% of the collection, have .mp3s linked to their bibliographic records in the library catalog and can be listened to online. New recordings and items are continually being added. For information on finding oral histories in our catalog, see Finding Oral Histories. Some of our oral histories are on the web at Project Jukebox.

Click here for Frequently Asked Questions about the Oral History Program and here for our Oral History Gift and Release Agreement.

Our office is located in Room 219A, on level 2 in the Elmer E. Rasmuson Library. Email Robyn Russell at for assistance or more information, or call 907-474-6773.

This page was last modified on November 5, 2018