Knowledge and information are public goods. Libraries are the intellectual crossroads of the community and ensure access to knowledge today and to succeeding generations. A new knowledge commons is emerging—a partnership-based enterprise merging traditional library collections with digital library services.
The mission of the Consortium Library is to provide and maintain collections and resources that support the educational and research programs of the University of Alaska Anchorage and Alaska Pacific University. The library provides information services for the benefit of the university and research communities and the residents of the state of Alaska. The Consortium Library evaluates, acquires, organizes, disseminates, and preserves knowledge and information. The Library emphasizes access to information and instruction on the knowledgeable use of information resources.