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Library Services: COVID-19

The Consortium Library is actively monitoring the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and adjusting services as necessary. This guide contains relevant information related to the library's current operations and will be updated as we receive new information.


What the Library can do for Students 


The Library is open to students with a valid UA or APU ID. If you don’t have a UAA, we can make one for you. For more information, see the Library Services Update page. Also, check this page for the most current building hours and online research assistance hours. 

We have laptops along with earbuds available for use within the building for attending classes, and we have laptops that can be checked out to take home. These are available at the Main Circulation Desk. The Library can provide Document Delivery services for some materials, and students can check-out books from the Library. Course Reserves are available at the Main Circulation Desk. These are textbooks or course materials placed in the Library by a professor for use by students in support of their coursework.

For research help, use the Library’s Ask Us service on the library website. The Consortium Library is providing online Information and Research Services. The Ask Us link on our website provides access to librarians via chat, email, phone, texting, and online appointments. For self-guided research help use the Get Help with Research page.

Please contact Archives and Special Collections directly if you have need of their collections or research services.

The Library has a page within University of Alaska’s Blackboard to make library access easier. There is also a Library link within your course in Blackboard and there are resources on this Guides page. These pages are designed to provide more direct access to relevant Library resources. For many more resources, use QuickSearch on our main web page. We provide access to hundreds of databases and to an extensive collection of ebooks. The Library is available on the APU website as well. To learn more about the Consortium Library take our Virtual Tour

If you need any assistance finding information or research, please don’t hesitate to contact the Virtual Research Help Desk. Or you may contact the subject librarian for your program for research help. They can meet with you via Zoom, Google Hangouts, etc. Use this link to make an appointment.

Have a great semester and let us know how we can help!