Anchorage Area Libraries

Alaska Resources Library and Information Services (ARLIS)

Location: Library Building, Suite 111, 3211 Providence Dr., Anchorage, AK 99508
Phone: (907) 272-7547
Web Site:

Notes: ARLIS is located within the University of Alaska Anchorage Library. Library cards are available to any Alaska resident "living on the road system connecting to Anchorage." Anchorage Municipal Library and University of Alaska Anchorage Consortium Library cards honored.

Anchorage Public Library

Location (Central Library): 3600 Denali St., Anchorage, AK 99503
Phone: (907) 343-2975
Web Site:

Notes: 5 branches. Free library cards are available to Anchorage residents. Extensive collection of electronic indexes and journals accessible.

Fort Richardson Post Library

Location: IMPA-FRA-HRE PL, Bldg. 7, Chilkoot Ave., Ft. Richardson, AK 99505
Phone: (907) 384-1648

Notes: Students attending WBU may use the post library.

Matanuska-Susitna College – Alvin S. Okeson Library

Location: 8295 E. College Dr., Palmer, AK 99645
Phone: (907) 745-9740
Web Site:

Notes: Free library cards available to Alaskan residents over 16 with a valid photo ID.

SLED: Statewide Library Electronic Doorway

Phone: 1-800-478-4667
Web Site:

Notes: Free databases to Alaskan residents.

University of Alaska Anchorage Consortium Library

Location: 3211 Providence Dr., Anchorage, AK 99508
Phone: (907) 786-1871
Web Site:

Notes: WBU students may check out materials using an Anchorage Municipal Library card. Students may also present a current Wayland ID along with another photo ID to have a barcode placed on their Wayland ID. Barcodes are good for one year.