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Visit the Library

What you need to know about visiting the Library.

Study Spaces

Group Study & Collaboration

  • Physical distancing is encouraged at all times
  • Group study rooms are currently first come, first serve
    • Available to student groups of 2 or more people
    • May be used by individuals for online courses
  • Open areas
    • Great Room
    • Third floor
    • Alaskana and Government Documents sections on the second floor

Quiet Study 

  • Individual study rooms are currently first come, first serve
    • For silent study only
    • May be used for RPNow and other testing 
  • Open areas along curved (east) side of the building on the second floor
  • Earplugs are available in the vending machine by the Main Circulation Desk

After Hours Study

  • UA/APU students, staff and faculty only
    • Sun - Thurs: 8pm to midnight during semesters
    • University ID required

Graduate Study Rooms (Carrels)

  • Open to UAA/APU students enrolled in graduate level programs
  • Available for individual study for a full semester
  • More information


See Building Floor Maps or a staff member for assistance finding these areas.

Note: You can charge your devices using outlets in study rooms, in the floor in many areas of the library, and in the charging bar/table near the Alaska Medical Library (2nd floor).

Vending Machines

School & Office Supplies

You can purchase the following items from the vending machine near the main Circulation Desk:

  • Blue Books & Scantron forms
  • Pens, pencils, paper
  • Flash drives
  • Note cards
  • Whiteboard markers
  • Headphones & Earplugs
  • And more!

Food & Drink 

You may eat and drink in the library if you:

  • Clean up after yourself and report any spills
  • Do not eat or use uncovered drink containers near library computers
  • Do not disturb others with strong odors

A variety of drinks, snack foods, and instant meals are available for purchase across from the North Circulation Desk. A microwave is also available.

See UAA Shops and Dining for other on-campus options.

Lost & Found

Items are held at the Main Circulation Desk for 30 days.

  • Car keys, wallets, purses, electronics, and similar items may be transferred to Campus Police (907-786-1120).
  • You can also check the Social Sciences Building lost and found in the Math Department, SSB 105. 
  • The Library is not responsible for lost items.