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Alaska Medical Library (AML) Services and Policies

AML Services

Services for University of Alaska (UAA) and Alaska Pacific University (APU) students, faculty, and staff:

  • Demonstrate UAA/APU Consortium Library resources for academic courses and research projects in nursing, allied health, public health, and medical (WWAMI) programs
  • Work with health sciences faculty to develop instruction sessions and research guides to help students find and use evidence-based resources for their courses
  • Suggest literature search strategies for UAA/APU researchers in nursing, medical, allied health, and public health fields

Services for the community:

  • Identify free, reputable consumer health resources for community patrons who contact AML with health-related questions
  • Demonstrate free, reputable consumer health resources for public libraries, school libraries, and other community venues upon request
  • Produce online guides outlining free, reputable consumer health resources

Fee-based services for Alaska healthcare professionals and other non-UAA/APU researchers:

  • Search specialty literature for articles and books on a requested topic
  • Deliver journal articles and book chapters to fee-paying AML patrons
  • Provide registered clients with access to databases and ebooks available at AML's website

Please visit AML's website for more information about services.

AML Service Standards and Policies

AML librarians and staff:

  • Are courteous, respectful, responsive, and professional
  • Welcome equity, diversity, and inclusion in service to library patrons
  • Respond promptly to student and faculty requests for library instruction to support student success
  • Respond promptly to literature search and article delivery requests from AML clients
  • Respond promptly to interlibrary loan requests from medical libraries in U.S. and Canada
  • Guide patrons in literature searches for their research and publishing projects but do not perform systematic reviews or scoping reviews for researchers
  • Respect privacy and confidentiality in responding to health information inquiries from library patrons
  • Maintain confidentiality of document requests by assigning order numbers but not document titles when delivering and tracking AML client orders
  • Do not disclose personally identifiable information (PII); save PII only for contacting and invoicing AML clients
  • Direct patrons to reliable health and medical information sources but are not healthcare professionals and do not offer medical diagnoses or recommendations
  • Do not guarantee accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of medical and health information provided by AML
  • Abide by copyright restrictions (Title 17, U.S. Code) and ask that patrons limit use of AML-provided material to "private study, scholarship, or research" and limit reproduction or sharing of copyrighted material to "fair use" (Title 17, Section 107)
  • Reserve the right to deny service to patrons who make unreasonable requests or display disruptive or concerning behaviors
  • Honor Alaska Health Sciences Library's founding mission (1969) to serve Alaska's medical community (name changed to Alaska Medical Library in 2009)

Contact us

Alaska Medical Library

UAA/APU Consortium Library

Second Floor

3211 Providence Drive

Anchorage, AK 99508

Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Monday through Friday


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AML Mission

Providing trustworthy medical information to healthcare providers and the UAA/APU academic community.