Celebrating 100 Years of the Library in Anchorage
The first Anchorage public library was established in 1917 in the parish Hall of All Saints Episcopal Church on 3rd Avenue and K Street. 100 years later and the Anchorage Public Library is still going strong!
Library Partners with Children’s Hospital
A new partnership with The Children’s Hospital at Providence provides parents of babies in the Newborn Intensive Care Unit easy access to books, songs, movies and television programs.
Welcome to the new AnchorageLibrary.org!
We hope you find it easier to find what you're looking for and discover new features. Please send us your feedback if you experience any problems. We'll use your input to improve the website.
Check Out an Ebook This Winter
Stock up on eBooks for your winter reading. APL has eBooks for all ages and interests that you can download directly to your device - no library visit necessary. Happy reading!
Support the Library with Your Next PFD
Pick.Click.Give to the Anchorage Library Foundation or the hundreds of other Alaskan nonprofits working to build a stronger Alaska. You can make a difference for as low as $25.
Mountain View Provides Access to 3D Printing
The Mountain View Library is encouraging patrons to get creative and try new technology. Using our 3D printer, community members have come in with an idea and turned that idea into reality.
Thank you for passing Prop 7 and supporting our libraries!
This investment will rehabilitate and maintain public facilities that provide essential city functions and serve thousands of residents across our community. We are so grateful for your support!
APL Celebrates National Library Week
Your Anchorage Public Library joins libraries nationwide in celebrating the many ways libraries lead their communities through the transformative services, programs and expertise they offer.
Cozy Up With a Good Book - Adult Reading Program
Sign up for "Cozy Up with a Good Book," APL's online reading program for patrons 18 and older. Write reviews, read and comment on other people's reviews - and of course, win fabulous prizes!
Friends of the Library Book Sale: May 4-6
Stock up on great books for low prices and help support your Library at the Friends of the Library book sale at Loussac Library May 4-6. Special members only early entrance on Friday!
Are You Ready to Rendezvous? May 19
Join us on Saturday, May 19 from 12-4 pm on the Loussac Lawn for Reading Rendezvous, the kickoff party for the Summer Discovery program. Enjoy family activities, live entertainment, food and fun.
Celebrating 10 Years at the Gerrish Library
We're celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Scott & Wesley Gerrish Library and Community Room Building. Library boosters and the Turnagain Lions Club will host a BBQ and community activities Saturday, May 19 from 12-2 pm.
Cast Your Vote! The Great American Read
Watch the 8-part TV series on PBS that celebrates the power, passion and joy of reading through the lens of America's 100 best-loved books as chosen by the American public and vote for your favorite.
Author & Illustrator Visit: Nathan Hale June 5-7
Fans will have several chances to meet the best-selling author and illustrator of graphic novels and picture books including Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales, Rapunzel's Revenge, and One Trick Pony.