Egan Library Collections
About the Egan Library Collections:
The largest collection in the library, the General Collection contains materials you may check-out of the library in all subject areas. Library of Congress call numbers ranging from A-P are located on the Lower Level, and call numbers Q-Z are housed on the Mezzanine Level. General Collection books will have the location designation "Circulating Collection" in the Library Catalog.
See our E-Books page to search and learn more about UAS e-book collections.
Egan Library has a sizeable collection of juvenile literature. This includes children's and young adult books, preschool through Grade 9, in both Fiction and Non-Fiction. These books are shelved on the Mezzanine Level as a separate collection and provide additional support for our Education and Early Childhood Development programs. Fiction items are shelved alphabetically by author, and Non-Fiction items are arranged according to the Dewey Decimal Classification system. The location designation for this collection in the online catalog is "Juvenile Fiction" or "Juvenile Non-Fiction."
University of Alaska Southeast Children's Alaskana Collection
This collection, donated by UAS School of Education faculty, includes Alaska-related books for children and young adults. Most items in this collection may be checked out for 28 days, however some items in the collection are limited to in-library use only. As this is a special collection, there are overdue fines. At the present time this collection is shelved behind the Circulation Desk. Many of the titles have additional circulating copies available at UAS and other Juneau libraries.
UAS maintains a collection of several hundred DVDs and VHS videos, located near the Reference Desk. We primarily purchase videos relating to courses offered at UAS, and also relating to Alaskan and Alaska Native issues. We also have a growing collection of feature films that have been donated to the library which we keep available for student entertainment. The video collection is housed near the Reference Desk and titles can be found through the Library Catalog. The library also has a small collection of music CDs available for circulation. All A/V items can be located using the Library Catalog. Browse New Videos in the Library Catalog. Browse Alaska Native culture-related A/V materials.
The Reference Collection contains directories, indexes, dictionaries, encyclopedias, biographical collections, and other types of books for looking up quick information. This collection is non-circulating and is located to the left of the Reference Desk.
The Egan Library maintains a non-circulating collection of maps and atlases. This collection includes complete sets of the National Ocean Services coast survey nautical charts for Alaska, and of the USGS topographical series maps of Alaska in the scale of 1:63,360. The collection also includes USGS topographical maps of Alaska in scales of 1:25,000, 1:50,000 and 1:250,000; U.S. and Canadian road maps; and a variety of miscellaneous thematic maps that include charts of the moon.
The Egan Library displays current issues of over 260 periodicals in our current periodicals area. These are arranged alphabetically. We keep an archive of over 400 titles available in print in our bound periodicals area. Keep in mind, the UAS Egan Library has access to over 38,000 periodicals online. Use Journal Search to look up individual titles or browse subjects of online journals.
Egan Library is designated as a selective depository for publications of the U.S. Government. These federal publications are integrated into the General Collection and can be found by searching the Library Catalog. The Egan Library Reference Desk provides assistance with locating government information.
Egan Library is one of seven Alaskan libraries participating in the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) as selective depositories. The State of Alaska is also served by the Regional Depository at the Washington State Library. For more information about these libraries, about the FDLP, and for links to additional government information, we recommend these resources:
- FDsys Federal Digital System - online U.S. Government Publications
- Alaska State Library Government Publications Program page.
- Washington State Library Federal Government Resources page.
For additional resources available at Egan Library for researching government and law, see the Government, Political Sciences & Law Electronic Resources page.