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Faculty Library Cards

UAS faculty members receive an extended loan period of 120 days (1 semester) for Egan Library books. Items may be borrowed from any library in the Joint Library Consortium (alternate checkout periods may apply) and may be returned to any participating library regardless of where the item was borrowed.  UAS Faculty can have their Whalecard set up as their library card (requires latest version with scanable barcode/uaid# on back, replacement Whalecards are $10 at Student Accounts).   Faculty must have a current library account in good standing to offer Course Reserves for materials.  Faculty borrowing privileges may also be extended to visiting faculty from other UA campuses (ie UAF SFOS @ Lena Point) and to staff from ACRC cooperating partner agencies (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Forest Service Pacific Northwest Research Station, the U.S. Forest Service Alaska Region) with valid school/government issued ID. 

Departmental Liaisons

Each academic department has a librarian liaison.  Please contact your liaison librarian for help with any services found on this page and more information about what we can do for you!

Getting your students started

Please visit our Information Literacy Instruction webpage for more detailed information.

Sample statement for your syllabi

Do you need help with your research? Librarians are available to assist you!  Simply phone 907-796-6502 or 877-796-6502,  email, or use the chat feature on the library’s homepage.  You can find the contact information for reference services and librarians here:  Librarians look forward to working with you and welcome your questions. 

Guides to using library databases and services

Below are guides to searching some of our databases.  If you need assistance linking to e-resources, please contact Jennifer Ward, Outreach Services Librarian.

Highlighted Research Guides

We have a growing number of online research guides to help students, faculty, and staff make the best use of library resources and services. Faculty may be particularly interested in the following guides:

ebooks at UAS Libraries Finding Maps OneSearch - Highlights RefWorks Statistics


E-books for the Classroom

Egan Library will buy electronic versions of key texts and supplemental readings to support your classes if they are available.  We believe that these purchased e-Books can help to reduce costs for students and increase access to recommended or required readings for a course.  Once purchased, UAS has perpetual rights to the e-Book and it remains within our online collection. We make every attempt to purchase e-Books with unlimited access. However, if a limited number of users is our only option for an e-Book, we will consult with you prior to purchase.   This is one way UAS Faculty can address the problem with textbooks and increase students access to learning materials (and no waiting for books to arrive).    

Simply fill out a request form and we’ll do the rest!

Course reserves information

Learn more about Egan Library Course Reserves service and find Request Forms.  Use of Course Reserves require Faculty to have an active library account.  

We want you to be successful in your teaching and academic pursuits, and we want your students to be successful.  If there is a service not mentioned on this page that you'd like to see, please make a suggestion.


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