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Circulation Desk / Borrowing Policies

The Circulation Desk is located at the entrance to the Egan Library for easy drop off and check out of materials and issuing of library cards.  Stop there to pick up holds, checkout equipment (including laptops), interlibrary loans, and reserve items. 

Policies listed here apply to all UAS students (including e-Learning), faculty, staff and Juneau local users with CCL/JLC library card, unless otherwise noted.  

Joint Library Consortium

In June 2013, the Egan Library as part of the Capital City Libraries (CCL) merged library catalogs with the Joint Library Consortium (JLC). Egan Library users may now borrow materials from any of the libraries listed below. There over 1 million items in our combined library catalog. Library cards issued at any of these participating JLC Libraries can be used at the Egan Library.

Checkout Times

Most circulating books may be checked out for 28 days.  Media items (DVDS, Videos, CDs) may be checked out for seven days and equipment items (laptops, graphing calculators, Nooks and more) vary from 2 hours to 14 days.   UAS faculty members have an extended loan period of 120 days for Egan Library circulating books.  Items may be borrowed from any library in the Joint Library Consortium (JLC, see list below) and may be returned to any participating library regardless of where the item was borrowed.  


Materials may be renewed a total of two times.  For books, this means two additional 28-day periods and for videos, two additional seven-day periods.  Materials must be brought back to the library for the second renewal.  Items may not be renewed if another borrower has requested them.

Checkout Limit

A total of 40 items may be checked out from the JLC libraries at one time.  Only 10 media items may be checked out at one time.

Returning Materials

All users are responsible for returning materials undamaged by the due date.  Users in Juneau or Southcentral Alaska may return materials to any CCL/JLC Library, as our delivery system will return items to the appropriate library.  E-learning students are responsible for sending materials undamaged by the due date either to a participating JLC Library or through the U.S. Postal service to:

Egan Library Circulation Desk
Mailstop BE1
University of Alaska Southeast
11120 Glacier Hwy.
Juneau, AK 99801

Library Cards

Library cards are issued to UAS Students and Alaska residents with a photo ID, and may be used at all JLC Libraries. The first library card is free; replacement cards cost $2.00.  UAS Students, Faculty and Staff may have their Whalecard set up as their library card (requires latest version with scanable barcode/uaid# on back, replacement Whalecards are $10).  A limited use card is available to non-residents.  Library cards are also issued to enrolled UAS e-learning students by filling out the library card registration form.  Your card will be mailed to you once you are entered into our circulation system.

Manage Library Account (login with barcode/uasid# and pin)


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