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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.

Access to Library Services and Resources

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • Is the Consortium Library open?

Yes! We are open to current University of Alaska or Alaska Pacific University students, staff, and faculty. You MUST have your UA or APU ID and use the card swipe system to enter the building. The grill between the library building and the Social Sciences Building (SSB) will be down, preventing interior passage. UPDATE: Effective August 2, 2021, per University Policy, the use of a face mask or face shield is required on all UAA campuses, regardless of vaccination status.

  • What do I do if I don't have my university ID card?

UAA: Faculty, staff, and currently enrolled students can get a replacement WolfCard at the library. To get in the library, call 907-786-1871, Option 3, and we will let you in to get a WolfCard made. You must have valid state issued ID with you and there is currently no replacement cost.

APU: Contact the APU Information Technology Help Desk.

  • What are the Consortium Library hours for Summer 2021?

Building Hours

Monday-Thursday: 8am-8pm

Friday: 8am-6pm

Saturday: 10am-6pm

Sunday: 10am-8pm  

Closed May 31, July 4-6

Virtual Research Help Desk

Monday-Thursday: 9am-7pm

Friday: 9am-5pm

Saturday: 1pm-5pm

Sunday: 1pm-5pm


Late night study hours will not be available. More information about library hours can be found on our website.

  • How can I get help with my paper/research project?

The library provides a Virtual Research Help Desk. If you need assistance, you can contact us via telephone, email, text, or chat during Research Services hours.

You can also get in-depth research help by making a virtual appointment with a librarian. Book an appointment online for general research help or contact a subject librarian for more advanced research assistance.

  • What do I do if my books are due and I can't return them on time?

You can renew materials online and for most items there are no overdue fines.

  • Can I take my online class in the library?

You can! We have laptops and headphones (including ones for RPNow testing) available for checkout at the Main Circulation Desk. All study rooms are currently first come, first serve or you can use the quiet collaboration areas.