About ASL

Hours of Operation

  • Reference Services: 10:00am to 4:30pm weekdays, and to 6:00pm Thursdays
    • Call us starting at 8:00am at 907.465.2920
    • Email anytime asl@alaska.gov
  • Historical Collections: 10:00am to 4:30pm weekdays, or by appointment
  • Talking Book Center (Anchorage): 8-4:30pm, Monday through Friday
  • Libraries are closed for all State holidays.

    Alaska State Holidays

    New Year's Day January 1
    Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 3rd Monday of January
    President's Day 3rd Monday of Feb.
    Seward's Day Last Monday in March
    Memorial Day Last Monday in May
    Independence Day July 4
    Labor Day 1st Monday of Sept.
    Alaska Day October 18
    Veterans Day November 11
    Thanksgiving Day 4th Thursday of Nov.
    Christmas Day December 25

Address & Location

Alaska State Library & Historical Collections
PO Box 110571
Juneau, AK 99811-0571
Location: 333 Willoughby Avenue, 8th floor in State Office Building, Juneau.

Alaska State Library & Talking Book Center
344 West 3rd Avenue, Suite 125
Anchorage, AK 99501
Location: Ship Creek Center (old post office mall), 3rd Street entrance, Anchorage.

Telephone & Fax Numbers

Telephone Numbers

  • Reference Desk:
  • Historical Collections:
  • Administrative Office:
  • Anchorage Office:
    907.269.6570, 800.776.6566 (in-state only)
  • AK Newspaper Project:
  • Interlibrary Loan & Document Delivery:
  • Circulation/Periodicals Desk:
  • Government Publications:
  • Talking Book Center (Anchorage)

Fax Numbers

  • General Library Fax:
  • Alaska Historical Collections Fax:
  • Anchorage Office:
  • Administrative Office:

Email Addresses


All Alaska State Library collections can be found on the Joint Library Catalog online catalog.

Mission Statement

The Alaska State Library

  • promotes and coordinates library services to the community of Alaskan libraries,
  • serves as the primary research library for state government, and
  • collects, preserves, and makes accessible Alaska-related materials.
  • Approved October 2, 1995

Page last updated 05/25/2016

Division of Libraries, Archives & Museums
Department of Education & Early Development

Alaska State Library
& Historical Collections

Information Services:
907.465.2920 | asl@alaska.gov

Historical Collections:
907.465.2925 | asl.historical@alaska.gov

Alaska State Library
& Talking Book Center

907.269.6575 | aslanc@alaska.gov
- or - tbc@alaska.gov

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