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.


Curator Contact Information

APRCA Reference Desk Contact Information
Phone: 907-474-2791

Mailing Address
Alaska and Polar Regions Collections & Archives
Elmer E. Rasmuson Library
P.O. Box 756808
Fairbanks, AK 99775-6808

Books, Periodicals, Rare Books and Rare Maps
Katherine Arndt, Alaska and Polar Regions Bibliographer, Curator of Rare Books and Rare Maps
231 Rasmuson Library
(907) 474-6671

Oral History
Leslie McCartney, Curator of Oral History
229 Rasmuson Library
(907) 474-7737

Project Jukebox
Leslie McCartney, Curator of Oral History

University Archives, Historical Manuscripts, Historical Photographs
Rachel Cohen, Archivist
219 Rasmuson Library
(907) 474-6632

Alaska Film Archives
Angela Schmidt, Film Archivist
345 Rasmuson Library
(907) 474-5357

Alaska Native Language Archive (ANLA)
Anna Berge, Director of the Alaska Native Language Archive (ANLA)
109 Rasmuson Library
(907) 474-5351 or


This page was last modified on November 5, 2019