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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?

We are currently restricting access to the library building to ONLY UA or APU 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.

  • 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 no replacement cost through June 30, 2020.

APU: Contact the APU Information Technology Help Desk.

  • What are the Consortium Library hours?

Summer Session

Building Hours
Monday to Friday: 9am - 5pm
Saturday to Sunday: 10am to 5pm

Summer Session

Virtual Research Help Desk
Monday to Thursday: 10am - 7pm
Friday: 10am - 5pm
Saturday to 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?

All items checked out before March 13, 2020 have a new due date of June 30, 2020. You can also 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 available at the Main Circulation Desk. You can reserve a study room or use the quiet collaboration areas.

Guide Owner

This guide is maintained by Christie Ericson and Lorelei Sterling.