The Joint Library System Catalog shows what books, videos, CDs, DVDs, videos, audiocassettes, magazines, newspapers, journals, microfilm, and more is available in Egan Library as well as in Juneau Public, State, and Southcentral Alaska libraries.
A single library card enables users to borrow materials from any of these libraries and have them delivered to the most convenient location in Juneau. Out of town (e-learners) may identify materials in the library catalog and request them through the ILLiad system.
If you are a local student: Find a record for the item in the catalog. Click on the Hold icon and enter your user ID (barcode on your library card) and personal identification number (4 digits), then ask for the item to be delivered to UAS (or whichever Juneau location is convenient). You will be notified by email when the item arrives and you can pick it up at the Circulation Desk.
If you are an e-Learning student: Please order the title from us using your ILLiad account, or contact the Egan Library. We will place a hold on the item for you and deliver it to your home address. You will be responsible for returning the item via mail.
There are several ways for you to ask us questions:
Create an account with ILLiad, the Egan Library Interlibrary Loan system. Here you can order materials that are unavailable in the Joint library catalog system. Our Interlibrary Loan specialist will locate the book, article, or other material you need from the closest library that has it and deliver the material to you (free of charge).
Keep in mind that most databases are accessible using your UAS username and password. You may look up your UAS username and password using ELMO (Easy Login Maintenance Option). If you have difficulty with this process, try contacting the Help Desk 796-6400 (local) or 1-877-465-6400 (toll-free) or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Call the Reference Desk 796-6502 (local) or 1-877-796-6502 (toll-free) or email email@example.com to ask for continued assistance in accessing databases. A very few databases require a special username and password that we cannot publish publicly. We will be happy to help you gain access to any library database.
Database licenses restrict access to faculty, students, and staff who are currently affiliated with UAS as well as members of the public who use Egan Library’s computers.
Egan Library’s service schedule varies according to academic needs and is determined by
- continual tracking of actual library usage
- evaluating student requests for additional hours
The result is that library hours are reduced during slow periods in the year and expanded during particularly busy times, such as weekends near the end of semester and finals week. This allows the library to respond to the highest demand for services while balancing these needs against our fiscal and staff resource limitations. Library service hours have steadily increased over the years to include earlier opening and longer weekend hours.
Yes. The library has 6 laptop computers at the Circulation Desk available for check-out. These laptop computers are for the primary use of students, and you must have a student ID in order to check-out a laptop. You can borrow a laptop for 24 hours at a time. The laptop computers have software installed for you to do class projects (Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel) and they have a wireless Internet connection and the ability to print to library printers.
We have a circulation policy for students of other University of Alaska campuses. See the University of Alaska Student, Staff, and Faculty Borrower policy (PDF).