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Online Homework Help is Available

If you’re concerned about excelling in your classes this fall while classes are delivered online, don’t worry- there’s help.

Live Homework Help is available to University of Alaska students and all Alaskans.

Tutors can help with math, writing, computer literacy, English, ESL, and Spanish. You can access practice quizzes, drop off math homework to get step by step directions, and even save assignments, notes and projects online.



Is the library open yet?

You may have heard the governor is easing restrictions, and Anchorage is slowly starting to open back up. Libraries across the state are looking at how they can safely reopen. But what does this mean on the UAA campus?

Currently the UAA campus is still in Phase A, the most restrictive phase. Students and staff can still enter the library from the north and south entrances (the entrance from the Social Sciences Building is still closed). Wolf cards must be swiped at the doors for entrance. Social distancing practices are in place and staff are working hard to keep the building clean and safe for those using the library.

The library is still physically closed to the public, however our reference team can still help the public with certain research questions as needed.

Reference librarians can be reached via email, phone, online chat, and text Monday through Thursday 10 am to 7 pm, Friday 10 am to 5 pm, and Saturday and Sunday 1 to 5 pm.  For our contact information, or to make an appointment, visit .


For updates on the current UAA campus status, and details about each status, visit

New resources on SLED during COVID 19

Have you checked out the Statewide Library Electronic Doorway, SLED website lately?

SLED now hosts a COVID-19 Resource List, with information on the pandemic from vetted sources, and community and government resources to help those struggling during these difficult times.

SLED also has new limited-time digital content from EBSCO and Tumblebooks.

Explore these new resources at


Learning Express

Learning Express by Ebsco (the same company that brings you Academic Search Premiere) is an amazing resource offered through the Alaskan Library Network that can help you excel in all your classes and even meet personal goals.

Learning Express is a wealth of tutorials and instructional materials on a wide array of subjects. From brushing up on computer basics, to improving your conversation Spanish skills, to finding scholarships: Learning Express has it all. To access Learning Express, visit our page, and then select the Databases link under the “Find Books & Articles” header. From the Database list select L, and then click on “Learning Express.”

The resources Learning Express offers are broken down into ten centers. Here are a few that are especially useful for students.

Career Preparation offers assistants in prepping for career specific exams, from nursing and social work to air traffic control. It also includes guidance on work place skills.

Job Acceleration helps match you with your dream career by providing information on different occupations and can even help locate jobs and internships in different fields, as well as tools to get hired. It also includes a scholarship finder.

College Students provides tools to brush up on and advance in fields including math, reading, writing and science. It offers preparation for college placement exams, graduate entrance exams, and CLEP exams in subjects such as American history, Government practices, literature, and humanities.

-Student Success Tools includes college level resources to improve your classroom success, keep you organized and help you reach personal goals.

Computer Skills Center, whether you just want to learn the basics, want to navigate the internet better, or are looking to learn how to create computer graphics and illustration, or dive into your computers operating systems, this is a great place to start.

Librarians are still here to help

If you are concerned about venturing out due to the COVID-19 outbreak, or if you’ve relocated out of the area for the time being, don’t worry — reference librarians are still available to help you. Just contact us with your questions via SMS text, chat, or email. We can assist you in locating and accessing resources.

To contact us, visit our main page, and select the “Ask Us” link located at the top left-hand side of the page. From there, you have the option to chat directly with us (if our chat is online). Or, you can always call, email, or text us, or even schedule an appointment (via phone or Zoom) for a time that works for you.

Until further notice, the Consortium Library is currently open only to UAA and APU students, staff, and faculty. University ID cards are required to enter the building. Currently, we will be closing at 8 pm each evening. Information about the Consortium Library during COVID-19 is available on our website.

For more information and resources about the COVID-19 outbreak, check out this helpful LibGuide from Portland State University: .