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The Circulation Desk is located at the entrance to the Egan Library for easy drop off and check out of materials, issuing of library cards, paying fines/fees, and updating your library account. Stop there to pick up holds, checkout equipment (including laptops), interlibrary loans, and course reserve items. To update your library card information or to pay fines and fees online, go directly to the library catalog and login to My Account with your library card # and PIN.

Egan Library circulation polices apply to all UAS students (including e-Learning), faculty, staff and Juneau local users with ALC library card, unless otherwise noted.  

Circulation Policies 

Alaska Library Catalog

The Egan Library is a member library of the Alaska Library Catalog (ALC). Egan Library users may borrow materials from any ALC library. There are 3.2 million items in our combined library catalog spanning libraries from Juneau to Kodiak including UAA Consortium Library and UAF Rasmuson Library.  Library cards issued at any ALC Library can be used at the Egan Library.  

Library Cards

Current UAS Students, Faculty and Staff may use their Whalecard (or UAF/UAA ID) as their library card.  UA library account creation is automated with integration with the Student Information System (Banner).  Replacement Whalecards are $10. Library cards are issued to Alaska residents with a photo ID, and may be used at all ALC Libraries. The first library card is free; replacement cards cost $2.00.  A limited use card is available to non-residents. Library cards are automatically provided to UAS e-learning students. Your UA Student ID is your library account! Egan Library online resources (journal article databases, ebooks, etc) are accessible using your UAS username and password (Alaska Digital Library is the only exception, use your library card #). Having trouble logging on?  Get help.    

Checkout Periods

Most circulating books may be checked out for 28 days. Media items (DVDS, Videos, CDs) and Featured Magazines may be checked out for 7 days and equipment items (laptops, graphing calculators, headphones and more) vary from 2 hours to 14 days. UAS faculty members (faculty borrowing privileges may also be extended to visiting faculty from other UA campuses and to staff from Alaska Coastal Rainforest Center cooperating partner agencies) have an extended loan period of 120 days for Egan Library circulating books. Items may be borrowed from any library in the  Alaska Library Catalog (alternate checkout periods may apply) and may be returned to any participating library regardless of where the item was borrowed.  

Checkout Limit

A total of 40 items may be checked out from the ALC libraries at one time. Only 10 of those may be media items (CD/DVD/VHS) or magazines.


Materials may be renewed a total of two times. For books, this means two additional 28-day periods and for CD/DVD/VHS and featured magazines, two additional seven-day periods. First time renewals can be done online, login from the online catalog or at the Manage Library Account area above. Materials must be brought back to the library for the second renewal. Items may not be renewed if another borrower has requested them.

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 ALC Library, as our delivery system will return items to the appropriate library. There is a book drop outside of the Egan Library for returning items when the library is closed. E-learning students are responsible for returning materials undamaged by the due date either to a participating ALC Library or through the U.S.P.S. E-learners on the Sitka Campus may return ILL materials to the Student Success Center (room 226).

Egan Library
Attn: Circulation 
Mailstop BE1
University of Alaska Southeast
11066 Auke Lake Way
Juneau, AK 99801


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