Libraries and Other Resources, In Alaska and Beyond

COVID-19 Resources

Centers for Disease Control page on Coronavirus

Living Well on the Last Frontier : A Health & Safety Toolkit for Alaskans with Disabilities Resource Toolkit
This was put together by the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, and is specific to Alaska.

Libraries and COVID-19
This guide was created by the Alaska State Library.

Harvard University Coronavirus Research Center

Dignity Health Libraries: COVID-19
A guide to resources compiled by a medical library.

Other Resources

Alaska Library Extension (ALEx)
"This program ... connects Alaskans living remotely with our library. This service is free and open to anyone who lives in an area not serviced by a state funded library. If you become part of our program we will mail books, movies, magazines, audiobooks an e-books, research, training and educational tools, small engine repair, homework help, newspapers, magazines and more."

Alaska Attachment & Bonding Associates
619 S. Knik Goose Bay RD #J
Wasilla AK 99654
For more information, contact Laura Wagner at 907-376-0366

Books on Reactive Attachment Disorders, Adoption, Foster and Systems of Care can be checked out for a month. AABA also has wonderful children's books on adoption. More time is given depending on the circumstance of the family and their location. AABA will mail the books if picking them up is not an option.

Alaska Medical Library
Located in the Consortium Library at the University of Alaska Anchorage
3211 Providence Drive
Anchorage, AK 99508
Second floor; open Monday to Friday, 9 am to 5 pm
Collections are part of the Consortium Library collections and available during Consortium Library hours (vary during the semester)
Contact: 907-786-1870
Toll-free: 1-888-997-7878
Fax: 907-786-1608
Provides fee-based medical library services throughout the state. Please see their website for full details.

SLED: Statewide Library Electronic Doorway
This online resource has much to offer, including access to databases, library catalogs, and topical information. Developed by the Alaska State Library and the University of Alaska libraries

STEP Center
Anchorage School District

Anchorage School District Education Center
5530 E. Northern Lights Boulevard
Anchorage, AK 99504
The STEP Center offers a lending library open to students, parents, teachers, and community members. They have books, DVDs and videotapes. They have a newsletter than can be accessed online and Child Check brochures. They also have web resources that include calendars of events and the Alaska Family directory.

Stone Soup Group
307 E. Northern Lights Boulevard #100
Anchorage, AK 99503
Toll-free: 1-877-786-7327

Stone Soup Group is part of the nationally-recognized, federally-funded Family-to-Family Health & Information Center and Parent Training & Information Center. They have a specialized library.

Talking Book Center
Alaska State Library
344 West 3rd Avenue, Suite 125
Anchorage, AK 99501-2337

The Alaska State Library Talking Book Center is a cooperative effort between the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, the Alaska State Library, and the Utah State Library to provide Alaskans who cannot read standard print with talking books and Braille service.

If you know someone who can use this free reading program — someone temporarily or permanently unable to read standard print — you can help that person fill leisure hours, continue studies, or just keep in touch with the world.

Talking books are available on loan with special playback equipment to eligible individuals. Any U.S. citizen or resident who cannot hold a book or read standard print can apply to borrow these materials. Books, magazines, and playback equipment are mailed postage-free directly to the borrower.
Please see their website for details, and related information.

Described and Captioned Media Program
National Association of the Deaf
1447 E. Main Street
Spartanburg, SC 29307
Phone 864-585-1778 or 800-237-6213
TTY: 864-585-2617 or 800-237-6819
Fax: 864-585-2611 or 800-538-5636
Provides described and captioned media; available to students, school personnel, families, and others. Resources include media, information on captioning and describing media, and on making media accessible.

Legal Resources

Updated April 2022