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Library Building, Suite 111
3211 Providence Drive
Anchorage, AK 99508
Reference Desk(907) 27-ARLIS
Reference HoursVisitors: by appointment only
Founders: 8-5 M-F
Open Hours Mon - Fri, 8am - 5pm
What are ARLIS's hours?ARLIS is staffed 8-5 Monday-Friday; see sidebar for reference hours. The collection, with few exceptions, is available for use and checkout during UAA Consortium Library hours. ARLIS is closed during most holidays observed by both the state and federal government.
How do I get to ARLIS?ARLIS is located on Providence Drive across from Providence Medical Center on the first floor of the Library Building on the UAA campus.
Is parking free?Free parking is available to ARLIS library users by using ARLIS parking passes available at the ARLIS reference desk. Free parking is also available without a pass after 7:30pm Monday-Thursday and all day Friday-Sunday. ARLIS regrets that, due to UAA parking policies, we cannot provide parking passes for UAA students, staff, or faculty.
Where do I park?Parking passes may be used on any level of the Central Parking Garage located off Alumni Loop, on any level of the East Parking Garage near the Integrated Science Building and in the parking lot next to the library building.
What about handicap parking?For those eligible for disability parking, handicap spaces are available on the first and third levels of the Central Parking Garage and outside the Central Parking Garage, next to the Social Sciences Building in the East Campus Central Lot, and at the North entrance of the library building. ARLIS parking passes are required.
Who are the ARLIS Founders?ARLIS was created by merging the staff and collections of eight Anchorage natural resources agency libraries. The original founding agencies continue to fund ARLIS and provide public access. Agencies may become founding agencies by making a commitment for on-going support of ARLIS at a significant level. Founding agencies have representation on the ARLIS Founders Board that governs the library.
Founding partners are:
Alaska Department of Fish and Game
Bureau of Land Management
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Trustee Council
National Park Service
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
U.S. Geological Survey
University of Alaska Anchorage
What services are available to Founders?See Founder Services.
How do I know if I'm a Founder or entitled to Founder privileges?You are eligible for Founder access to the ARLIS website if you are employed with one of the Alaska-based agencies that provide funding support for ARLIS. Occasionally, an agency makes a request to grant Founder services to a volunteer, intern or contractee.
How do I register?If you work for a Founding Agency, but have not yet registered click here to activate the online registration form. ARLIS staff will process your request, and you will be notified by email when your login is available for use.
What are the benefits of Founder access?While the ARLIS collection is available for use by the general public, Founders pay for and receive additional services. These include desktop services from any computer, daily courier delivery of requested items, expert assistance with research and interlibrary loans, document delivery, free parking via parking code, and digitizing services upon request.
Does ARLIS provide interlibrary loan services?ARLIS provides document delivery services electronically to agency desktops and can borrow books from libraries worldwide for Founding agency patrons and Contributing members. ILLiad services can be viewed on the ILLiad Services page. Visitors may qualify for ILL services through the Anchorage Public Library. The UAA/APU Consortium Library Provides ILL services for qualifying students and faculty.
Log into the Founder's area with your patron ID and pin and click on ILLiad. ILLiad is your interlibrary loan interface. It is where you will request items, check their status, and receive electronic requests. ARLIS interlibrary loan department also accepts phone (907-786-7679) and email requests (email@example.com). Copies are delivered electronically. Books are couriered daily within Anchorage and mailed to agencies in outlying areas.
How do I find out the ARLIS Parking Code?
Contact your agency librarian or call the ARLIS reference desk at 27-ARLIS.
My agency is not listed. Can we become Founders?Yes. In 1997, ARLIS was founded through a Memorandum of Understanding among partner agencies, known as Founders. A Founder share for ARLIS includes a seat at the Founders Board. Contributors receive negotiated services via a service contract and annual billing. Interested parties should email the ARLIS reference desk, firstname.lastname@example.org. A Management Team representative will contact you to discuss the benefits, costs, and details.
See also, Visitor Services page.
Who can use ARLIS?ARLIS is open to the public, as well as to members of its Founding agencies.
What services are available to the public?ARLIS provides reference services; see sidebar for reference hours. Computer access to ARLIS databases and journals is available from 8-5, Monday-Friday. These are the same databases and journals offered in the Founder-only area of the ARLIS website. Many publicly accessible resources are available freely from any computer using the Resources tab on the ARLIS homepage.
Can books be checked out? Most books, reports and other materials are available to be checked out for four weeks with one four-week renewal.
Which library card can I use at ARLIS?ARLIS honors library cards from other libraries that participate in the Alaska Library Catalog. ARLIS library cards are available for those who do not have an active card with participating libraries. ARLIS library cards are available upon approval of a written application. Photo identification is required.
Can I renew the books I check out?Books may be renewed online, using your library card account and personal identification number, or by calling the ARLIS reference desk at 27-ARLIS (272-7547). Renew your books BEFORE the due date to avoid overdue fines.
What about overdue fines?Books and other items checked out from ARLIS that become overdue will accrue fines at the rate of $.25 per item per day. Fines may be paid online, at the UAA/APU Consortium Library circulation desk or at any Anchorage Public Library. To avoid overdue fines, renew books BEFORE the due date. Fines for materials from the Anchorage Public Library or the UAA/APU Consortium Library must be paid at those libraries or online. ARLIS does not accept cash for fines, but fines may be paid online.
Reference Desk(907) 27-ARLIS
Reference Hours Visitors: by appointment only
Founders: 8-5 M-F