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.


Alaska and Polar Regions Collections & Archives

The mission of the Alaska and Polar Regions Collections & Archives (APRCA) is to acquire, preserve, and provide access to materials that document the past and present of Alaska and the polar regions.

Check out our About section for Hours, Contact Information, Frequently Asked Questions, and Policies and Forms.

Also check out our Collections, Special Projects, and consider giving a gift or donation to the Alaska and Polar Regions Collections & Archives.

For information on ordering archival images, see Order Photos.

To search the Manuscript and Photograph holdings, see the Archives catalog.

The Alaska and Polar Regions Collections & Archives department is providing limited services. This is subject to change without notice. Responses to calls and emails will likely take longer than usual.

The Archives Reading Room is open solely to UAF students, staff, and faculty by appointment. Contact Archivist Rachel Cohen by email to schedule an appointment:

For assistance from other Archives units, please contact the curators directly:

This page was last modified on March 20, 2020