Library Services to the General Public

Members of the public are welcome to:

  1. Visit the library, consult onsite collections and archives, and view exhibits
  2. Attend public events, lectures, and seminars scheduled in the library
  3. Access the Consortium Library’s wireless network
  4. Access the university’s licensed and cataloged digital resources from the library’s webpages. As a designated Federal Depository, the library provides links to US government information resources. This access is provided at all library computers.
  5. Borrow circulating books using valid Anchorage Public Library cards, ARLIS library cards, University of Alaska or Alaska Pacific University identification, or with valid library cards issued by libraries participating in the Alaska Libraries Reciprocal Borrowing Program.
  6. Use onsite and email reference services, according the library’s Instruction and Research Services Policy.
  7. Use designated computers for up to 60 minutes each day for accessing the Internet. Computers are for educational or research purposes only (see the Consortium Library’s Computer Use Policy; UAA’s IT Acceptable Use Policy, and the UA Board of Regents Information Resources Policy. Access requires login with a library card number and PIN from the Anchorage Public Library or any other library in the Alaska Library Catalog. Guest with no local public library card can register for an Internet-only library card at the circulation desk. Patrons may only use their own library card.

The UAA/APU Consortium Library is not a public library as defined by Alaska Statutes 14.56.400. The mission of the Consortium Library is to provide services and maintain collections that support the educational and research programs of the University of Alaska Anchorage and Alaska Pacific University. The library’s computers are provided for research and educational purposes. There is no legal requirement that the library provide computers, email, or Internet access for use by the general public. While the library does provide services to the general public and to the residents of Alaska, these services are limited and are extended as a courtesy.

The Consortium Library defines the level of service and reserves the right to curtail service to the public whenever it so deems necessary to ensure that adequate resources are available to students, staff, and faculty in support of their educational and research interests. While in the building, members of the general public are expected to abide by the Consortium Library’s Code of Conduct and UAA’s Student Code of Conduct. Individuals violating these codes may be trespassed from the library building.


Questions about this policy should be directed to Steve Rollins, Dean, UAA/APU Consortium Library, 3211 Providence Dr., Anchorage, AK 99508 (email , phone 907-786-1825).