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.


Paul H. McCarthy Archives Research Room Hours

The library is closed to the general public.

The Archives Reading Room is open to UAF students by appointment. Please contact the Archivist, Rachel Cohen, by email to schedule an appointment. Email:

For assistance from other Alaska and Polar Regions units, please contact the curators directly:

Regular Hours
Monday - Friday By appointment: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Saturday and Sunday  


This page was last modified on March 19, 2020