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About ASL

Hours of Operation

  • Reference Services: 10:00am to 4:30pm weekdays
    • Call us starting at 8:00am at 907.465.2920
    • Email anytime
  • Historical Collections: 10:00am to 4:30pm weekdays, or by appointment
  • Talking Book Center: 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 & Talking Book Center
395 Whittier St
Juneau, AK 99801

Telephone & Fax Numbers

Telephone Numbers

  • Reference Desk:
  • Historical Collections:
  • Administrative Office:
  • AK Newspaper Project:
  • Interlibrary Loan & Document Delivery:
  • Circulation/Periodicals Desk:
  • Government Publications:
  • Talking Book Center

Fax Numbers

  • General Library Fax:
  • Alaska Historical Collections Fax:
  • 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 09/20/2016

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

Alaska State Library
& Historical Collections

Information Services:
907.465.2920 |

Historical Collections:
907.465.2925 |

Alaska State Library
& Talking Book Center

Phone: 1.888.820.4525

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