An excellent library in every community for every Alaskan.
Our Core Values:
- Collaboration: We believe the pathway to sustainable and relevant libraries is through cooperation, collaboration and partnership.
- Professionalism: We believe that libraries benefit when we model positive, respectful and forward-looking leadership. Library development staff are committed to developing our personal expertise through continuous learning.
- Service: We believe that providing compassionate, equitable and responsive support to libraries fosters the development of a literate and empowered citizenry.
Learn about opportunities to advance your professional skills.
About the State Library
For Alaska Librarians
- 800# and Interlibrary Loan and Reference Backup Service
- Alaska Libraries Reciprocal Borrowing Program
- Alaska Library Law
- Alaska Library Network
- Alaska Native Libraries, Archives, and Museums Summit (ANLAMS)
- Alaska Public Library Report System
- Alaska School Library Handbook
- Alaska Statewide Summer Reading Program
- Cataloging & Interlibrary Loan
- Current News from the Division of Libraries, Archives and Museums (Friday Bulletin)
- E-rate: The Universal Service Fund in Alaska
- Intellectual Freedom and Censorship Issues
- Internet Circle of Safety
- Library Statistics (state and national)
- Original Cataloging for Alaska
- Ready to Read Resource Center
- Talking Book Center
Alaska State Publications & Statistics
Grants for Libraries and Schools
Library Associations Serving Alaska
Featured: New Librarian Toolkit and other resources
- Pest Management for Public Libraries Just Added!
- Professional Development Resources for Public Librarians
- Library Leadership
- Libraries and Community Sustainability
- Mental Health Resources
- Programming Ideas for Librarians
- Resources for Library Trustees
- Technology Planning for Libraries
- Copyright for OWL (and more): Copyright tools and best practices
- Disaster Information Resources
- Digital Literacy Guide
- Emerging Technologies
- Getting Started with eBooks
- iPads for Alaskans Libraries
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 Alaska 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 (PDF)
- LSTA Alaska State Plan: 2003-2007
- LSTA Alaska State Plan: 1998-2002
- LTSA Five–Year State Plan: 2013–2017 Evaluation (PDF)
- LSTA Five-Year Plan: 2008–2012 Evaluation (PDF)
- LSTA Five-Year Plan: 2003-2007 Evaluation (PDF)
- LSTA Five-Year Plan: 1998-2002 Evaluation
- Institute of Museum and Library Services
- Governor's Advisory Council on Libraries
Page last updated 07/30/2018