APL Hours During Earthquake Cleanup

Earthquake Update

What You Need To Know:

  • The following libraries are open for normal business hours.
    • Loussac Library
    • Mountain View Neighborhood Library
    • Gerrish (Girdwood) Library
    • Muldoon Library
  • The Chugiak-Eagle River Branch Library is CLOSED until further notice. See additional branch info below including holds and returns.
  • Our staff all weathered the earthquake without injury.

What You Need To Do:

  • Sign up for APL Info text alerts via Nixle by texting APLIBRARY to 888777
  • Follow us on Facebook , Twitter , Instagram and LinkedIn for future updates. 
  • E-mail askalibrarian@muni.org with account concerns or questions.  We need to keep our phone lines available in case of emergency and staff is focused on clean-up efforts.

Materials Update


  • Please DO NOT return your materials to Eagle River. See details below.
  • Please DO return your items to all other branches and Loussac.


  • Fines will be waived for all APL materials that were due 11/30-12/4/18.
  • Fines materials will be waived for Eagle River materials until it re-opens. See details below.
  • Items must be returned before a fee can be waived.
  • You must contact us via phone, e-mail or in person to request your account be updated. Call 907-343-2975  or e-mail askalibrarian@muni.org


  • All APL locations except Eagle River have returned to normal hold procedures.
  • Items requested from Eagle River will not be processed until the building re-opens to the public. See additional information for current holds below.

Chugiak-Eagle River Branch


  • Chugiak-Eagle River Library patrons with holds currently “in transit” to Eagle River may call 907-343-2975 to have the hold redirected to the branch of their choice.
  • If a hold is currently at Eagle River, a request can be made to have it sent somewhere else, however there will still be a significant delay in processing the request.
  • All NEW holds should not be placed for Eagle River pick up until it re-opens.


  • Chugiak-Eagle River Library is unable to accept returns. Please don’t bring them there.
  • Materials can be returned to any APL location, regardless of where they came from.
  • There will be no fines assessed for Chugiak-Eagle River Library patrons until the ER library is back up and running for at least a week.
  • Items must be returned before a fee can be waived.
  • You must contact us via phone, e-mail or in person to request your account be updated. Call 907-343-2975, e-mail askalibrarian@muni.org or visit an APL location.

Support the Library


  • At this time we are no longer in need of earthquake recovery volunteers.
  • If you would like to volunteer for future opportunities to help APL please email libraryvolunteers@muni.org 

Support the Library

  • The Anchorage Library Foundation has provided, and will continue to provide, direct support to library staff and volunteers during our clean-up efforts.
  • If you would like to make a donation to support the efforts you can do so HERE and note “EARTHQUAKE” in the comments. Thank you!