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    Reference librarians are available at all library locations during open hours to answer questions and assist with research needs. Telephone reference is available during Loussac Library hours at 343-2975. Ask a Librarian online to get answers via e-mail (e-mail questions can take up to 72 hours for a response).

    A-Z list of library resources & databases to begin your research.

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    Anchorage [AK] newspapers are accessible via NewsBank Newspaper Database. Logon outside library with card number.
    Alaska Dispatch News Archives – [ 7/82014 – Current ].
          Alaska Dispatch Web-Only Source Archives – [ 8/13/2008 – 7/7 /2014 ]. 
          Anchorage Daily News Archives – [ 10/1/1985 – 7/18/2014 ].

    ALNcat - New site, Alaska Library Network version of WorldCat

    ALNcat / WorldCat - sources for interlibrary loans.

    Auto Repair Reference Center - includes most major manufacturers of domestic and imported vehicles, with more than 37,000 vehicles from 1954 to present. (Chevrolet Corvette not included.)

    Biography Reference Center - more that 461,000 full-text biographies.

    Specialized Business Info Search - Ebsco's specialized search interface for Business Source Premier.

    Consumer Health Complete - Health articles for the average person, includes drug index and reports.

    Digital Pipeline home page - resources for Alaskan residents

    Dun & Bradstreet Million Dollar Database - Alaska Business Information

    Ebsco Host - magazines, newspapers, journals.

    Freegal - Free music & video downloads. Getting Started & Help on Downloadables page.  

    Gale Virtual Reference Center - Gale Encyclopedia of Law and Gale Encyclopedia of Cancer 

    Heritage Quest - census records, family histories.

    History Reference Center

    hoopla digital - Stream movies and TV shows, download audiobooks, eBooks, comics and music. 

    Listen Alaska at Download Audiobooks, eBooks & music. Getting Started & Help on Downloadables page. A library of the best video tutorials on the web for learning software, creative, and business skills to achieve personal and professional goals. 

    Mango - Language learning center. YouTube tutorial (approx. 4 minutes).

    Morningstar - investment research

    Newsbank Newspaper Search - includes hot topics & current events

    NoveList - find fiction books based on interests and author readalikes.

    Points of View - resources that present multiple sides of an issue.

    ProQuest Digital Microfilm -Digitized images of The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal from 2008 to the present. There may be a six week lag time before issues are available. 

    SLED - Statewide Library Electronic Doorway - resources for, about, and by Alaskans.

    Small Business Reference Center - Offers a wide variety of information on small business and entrepreneurial subject areas, common business types, a help and advice section, and provides information on how to create business plans that lead to successful funding.

    Small Engine Repair Reference Center - contains the full set of small engine repair manuals from Clymer


    Teen Health and Wellness - Real Life Real Answers

    Testing and Educational Reference Center - Find colleges, graduate schools, career resources, resume building and test preparation materials.

    TumbleBooks - These aren’t just eBooks, this is an online learning portal. Read along with picture books, chapter books, graphic novels, and non-fiction. Take interactive quiizes on the books, play learning games, and explore some of your favorite literature in a new way.'s Skills Center Resource Library – Tutors available from 1pm-Midnight AST & Career Resource Library is open 24/7.


    Value Line - Investment research. Remote access is not available at this time. Please go to any APL library to access.

    World Book Encyclopedia

    WorldCat - Sources for interlibrary loans.

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      Interlibrary Loan Service

      Login to My Interlibrary Loan Account 
      Forgot your PIN? Contact ILL staff.
      Interlibrary Loan staff contacts: 
      HOURS: Mon-Fri, 10am-3:30pm
      PH: (voicemail always available): 343-2826

      The Interlibrary Loan Assistant will be on leave August 5th–15th.
      New requests will be processed upon her return. 
      Patrons who requested materials prior to August 5th will receive notifications if their items arrive during her absence. Returned items will be checked in as usual and forwarded to the owning library.

      Interlibrary Loan Brochure 

      WORLDCAT Database:
      WorldCat: (old) interlibrary loan sources.

      WorldCat: (new) interlibrary loan sources.

      WorldCat Mobile: mobile app


        2016 Summer Reading @APL

        Anchorage Public Library's Book Discussion Groups

        ZJ Loussac Book Club-
        Book discussion meets at Loussac Library the 3rd Saturday of months: January-May (not June/July) and August-November (not December). Contact Charlotte at for more information.

        'I Read What I Want' Book Club-The book club for those that don’t want to be tied down!

        Join Anchorage Public Library as we tour Anchorage’s restaurants, cafés, and coffee houses and talk about what we’re reading. We’ll be in a new location the 2nd Tuesday of every month except December. No assignments, no judgment – just read what you want! Contact Sarah or Stacia at for more information.


        Tips for Starting a Book Club

        Book Club Bag kits List

        Book Club Bag kits Brochure [Printable list]

        2016 Anchorage and Alaska Reads

        Blonde Indian by Ernestine Hayes was chosen as the title for this years' Alaska Reads program. Alaskans throughout the state are encouraged to read the book and participate in discussion groups.

        Author Ernestine Hayes will travel across the state in February 2016 to participate in discussions in many communities.


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