The Alaska State Library (ASL) acts as a statewide consultant to all types of libraries and is a strong supporter of library science informational needs. As a member of the Alaska Library Network, the State Library is committed to providing services and sharing resources so that equal access to information is ensured and available to all.
About the State Library
- Contact information, mission statement, hours, and more
- Library Development Staff: Find the specialist you need to consult!
- Governor's Advisory Council on Libraries
For Alaska Librarians
- Alaska Libraries Reciprocal Borrowing Program
- Alaska Library Directory
- Alaska Library Law
- Alaska Library Network
- Alaska Native Libraries, Archives, and Museums Summit (ANLAMS)
- Alaska School Librarian Handbook
- Alaska Statewide Summer Reading Program
- Cataloging & Interlibrary Loan
- Current News from the Division of Libraries, Archives and Museums (Friday Bulletin)
- Digital Pipeline
- E-rate: The Universal Service Fund in Alaska
- Intellectual Freedom and Censorship Issues
- Internet Circle of Safety
- Library Statistics (state and national)
- Public Librarians' Monthly Chat
- Talking Book Center
Alaska State Publications & Statistics
Grants for Libraries and Library Staff
Library Associations Serving Alaska
Library Quick Topics & White Papers
- Background on Library Construction Grants in Alaska (PDF)
- Quick Topic 1: Starting a New Job in an Alaskan Library? Then These FAQs Are For You (PDF)
- Quick Topic 2: Cooperation... an Alaskan Library Tradition: Statewide Resources for Alaskan Libraries (PDF)
- White Paper 1: Charging Non-Residents for Library Services (PDF)
Library Science Professional Collection
Do you need to check out practical books about managing computers in libraries, supervising staff or volunteers, developing your library collection, doing storytime for children or booktalks for adults, fundraising to enhance your budget, or serving special populations of patrons? To access the library science collection for books like these and more:
- Search the Joint Library Catalog.
- If the books you need are in Anchorage, call 800.776.6566 to place your request.
- If the books you need are in Juneau, call 907.465.2920 to place your request.
- Staff in Anchorage or Juneau will search the circulation system to see if you have already been issued a Capital City Library card.
- If you do not have a card, they will create one for you over the phone.
- The library science books will be mailed to you if you live outside of Anchorage or Juneau.
- The loan period is three weeks.
- You can always call to renew your books.
- You are responsible for mailing the books back to the State Library in Anchorage or Juneau.
- If you prefer, you can also request these titles through interlibrary loan.
Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA)
- Grants for Libraries: Federal & State
- LSTA Alaska State Plan 2013-2017 (PDF)
- LSTA Alaska State Plan 2008-2012 (Revised 2007) (PDF)
- LSTA Five-Year Evaluation Report 2008 – 2012 (PDF)
- LSTA Alaska State Plan 2008 -2012 (PDF)
- 2003-3007 Evaluation (PDF)
- LSTA Alaska State Plan 2003-2007
- 1998-2002 Evaluation
- LSTA Alaska State Plan 1998-2002
Reference and Reader's Advisory Services
- Alaska Content Standards
- Information Empowered: The School Librarians as an Agent of Academic Achievement in Alaska Schools
- School Library/Information Literacy Standards
- School Library Census Survey Form (Docx) - Please complete by Monday, April 15, 2013. The completed survey should be scanned and emailed to Jacque.Peterson@alaska.gov OR sent by fax at 907.269-6580.