The majority of our collections can only be accessed during the Research Room’s open hours. The Alaska Film Archives holdings are available for use outside of research room hours.
However, the Rasmuson Library’s Alaska Book Collection, including periodicals, (levels 2 and 3) as well as our extensive collection of newspapers on microfilm (level 2) can be accessed any time the library is open.
A (very) small number of our collections are also available to the public on microfilm, and a significant portion of our rare book collection is available on microfiche (level 2).
The library also has a collection of maps of Alaska of varying, more recent dates, on both level 2 and level 5.