ARLIS - Visitor Services
Reference is available to visitors by appointment only. Please call 27-ARLIS and you will be prompted to leave your reference question or your request for appointment. Or you may e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
ARLIS Catalog Search
The Alaska Library Catalog is freely available to all users at the ARLIS home page. The catalog includes the holdings of 87 Alaska libraries. After the initial search, results may be limited to the ARLIS collection.
ARLIS provides walk-in visitors with onsite access to all e-journals and databases, as well as check-out services.
ARLIS honors library cards from other libraries that participate in the Alaska Library Catalog. ARLIS library cards are available upon approval of a written application. Photo identification is required.
Most books, reports and other materials are available to be checked out for four weeks with one four-week renewal.
Users may check out up to 25 items.
Books may be renewed online, using your library card account and personal identification number, or by calling the ARLIS reference desk. Renew your books BEFORE the due date to avoid overdue fines.
Book Return Location
Books checked out from ARLIS, the Anchorage Public Libraries or the UAA/APU Consortium Library may be returned to any of these cooperating libraries.
A book drop is available outside the UAA Social Sciences Building and books may be returned there any time of day or night.
ARLIS Interlibrary Loan Service
ARLIS will borrow materials for founding agency patrons only. See Interlibrary Loan (ILL) Services via ILLiad page.
Interlibrary loan services for the general public are available at Consortium Library’s Info Quest or Anchorage Public Library Interlibrary Loan. Fees may apply.
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 at the UAA/APU Consortium Library circulation desk or at any Anchorage Public Library. Online fine payment is available at ARLIS. To avoid overdue fines, renew books BEFORE the due date.
Fines for materials from the Anchorage Public Library or the UAA/APU Consortium Library may be paid at those libraries or online.
ARLIS library cards are available to any Alaska resident living on the road system connecting to Anchorage.
Users who do not live on the road system or live out-of-state may borrow materials by requesting them through interlibrary loan from their local library.
Coin-operated photocopiers are available in the Consortium Library Copy Center, adjacent to ARLIS.
Two overhead-style books scanners are available for use, without charge, in the Consortium Library Copy Center. Scans may be sent to an email account or saved to a USB thumb drive.
ARLIS currently has 4000+ journals that visitors may access electronically by visiting ARLIS in person. Visitors also have access to ARLIS's paper journal collection. The A-Z list of journals is available for browsing via the Journals for Visitors link under the "Resources" tab at the ARLIS website. When searching the library catalog, keep in mind not all journal titles are cataloged.