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Alaska Digital Library

Download Audiobooks, and eBooks through Getting Started & Help on Downloadables page.

Alaska DMV Practice Test

Free general knowledge practice test from the State of Alaska Division of Motor Vehicles. 

Alaska Native Languages

An educational resource for learning, teaching and promoting Alaska Native languages. This site is intended for learners and teachers of Alaska Native languages or anyone who is curious to learn more.

Alaska Native Language Center

A center for research and documentation of the twenty Native languages of Alaska. Contains story collections, dictionaries, grammars, an archival collection, research papers and an online store to make publications available for purchase.

Alaska Polar and Periodical Index (APPI)

A localized index for Alaskan newspapers, magazines, journals and newsletter articles and the polar regions. Citations only. [Date Range: 1890 - Current]


New site, Alaska Library Network version of WorldCat.

America's News

Find information on topics related to business, current events, the environment, government, politics and more including newspapers, blogs, videos and web-only content featuring the Alaska Dispatch News, Anchorage Daily News, Anchorage Press, Arctic Warrior, Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, Juneau Empire, Kodiak Daily Mirror, Peninsula Clarion, Seattle Times, USA Today and more (powered by NewsBank). Learn how to use it with this tutorial.

Find A Topic offers access to hundreds of topics organized by category and is included with America’s News. Start by clicking on a category and a topic. Categories include business, education, the environment, health, international issues, jobs and careers, leisure activities (book reviews), people, politics and government, social issues, sports and technology.

NEW Find A Topic Video

America’s News ‘Create a Personal Account’ Video to save your activity—including articles, searches and viewing history—as well as create email alerts.

Anchorage Daily News Collection

Search more than 30 years of Alaska history with The Anchorage Daily News Collection. Coverage from 1985 through current. Explore current and archived issues of The Anchorage Daily News with full-color newspaper pages and individual articles, as well as content only published online.

Ancestry. Library Edition

In Library Access Only. Come in and librarians will show you how-to get started.

Anchorage Genealogical Society

Monthly General Meeting, the 3rd Wednesday of each month, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm, BP Energy Center, 900 E. Northern Lights Blvd., Anchorage.


A database of streaming audio books. Find over 1,200 titles in dozens of genres and interest levels. The collection includes popular literature, classics, children’s and teen books, mystery, sci-fi, history, biography, and more!

Auto Repair Source (Formerly AutoMate)

Auto Repair Source provides access to information to help users diagnose, repair and maintain more than 37,000 vehicles from 1974 to present.


  • Service information optimized for the most common maintenance and repair operations
  • Technical service bulletins and recall notices
  • Component location diagrams for most domestic and imported cars and light trucks
  • Precise and comprehensive wiring diagrams for all systems
  • Maintenance schedules and estimated labor times for the most commonly performed operations in a mechanical repair shop
  • Engineering specifications/standards for the most common repairs and adjustments
  • Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTCs), flowcharts and step-by-step diagnostic instructions covering powertrain, chassis, body, and network communication
  • Part numbers, diagrams and pricing for thousands of the most commonly replaced parts, including manufacturer-suggested retail price, to help users validate the cost of repairs and identify all iterations of a part number or part status (current, superseded, split, discontinued)


Biography Reference Center

more than 461,000 full-text biographies.


With over 1,000 short animated movies for students in grades K-12, BrainPOP covers science, social studies, English, math, engineering, technology, health, arts, and music.

BrainPOP Español

Las películas animadas de BrainPOP en Español apoyan a maestros y estudiantes de primaria y secundaria de la manera más divertida.

BrainPOP Junior

Animated fun for kids K-3 about science, writing, social studies, health, reading, and math. Each animated movie has leveled quizzes, games, and activities.


Free automatic bibliography maker. Build a works cited page in a variety of accepted styles.


Consumer Health Complete

Health articles for the average person, includes drug index and reports.



Learn over 30 languages with this free, interactive app.

Digital Public Library of America

Photographs, books, maps, news footage, oral histories, personal letters, museum objects, artwork, government documents--shared by America’s libraries, archives, museums, and other cultural heritage institutions--all free and immediately available in digital format.



Free automatic bibliography maker. Build a works cited page in a variety of accepted styles.

EBSCO Book Collection

Nonfiction holds 4,200 fulltext nonfiction titles, including biographies.

Ebsco Host

Includes about 30 databases containing citations and full text publications in a variety of subject areas across magazines, newspapers, and journals.

Ebsco in Espagnol

Resources in Spanish. Select MedicLatina for health information. Choose Fuente Academica for all other subjects.

Explora for Public Libraries

This research database provides high-quality full-text articles from magazines, encyclopedias, academic journals, and books and topic overviews and videos in easy-to-browse categories organized by popular topic. You can print, email or save your search results.



Free music & video downloads. Getting Started & Help.

Foundation Directory Online

140,000 in-depth profiles of foundations, corporate giving programs, and grantmaking public charities. Find grants for individuals here. *This resource can only be accessed at the Loussac Library.


Gale Virtual Reference Center

Gale Encyclopedia of Law and Gale Encyclopedia of Cancer


Heritage Quest

Login from home or in the library.  Essential collection of genealogical & historical sources.  U.S. Federal Censuses, books, bank records, and more.  Unique primary sources, local & family histories. 

hoopla digital

Stream movies and TV shows, download audiobooks, eBooks, comics and music. 

History Reference Center

History Reference Center is a database designed for secondary schools, public libraries, junior/community colleges, and undergraduate research. The database includes full text for more than 150 leading history periodicals and nearly 57,000 historical documents; more than 77,000 biographies of historical figures; more than 113,000 historical photos and maps; and more than 80 hours of historical video.

Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center

Detailed "how-to" instructions and creative ideas to meet the interests of virtually every hobby enthusiast. Full text is provided from leading hobby and craft magazines, including Bead & Button, Creative Knitting, FineScale Modeler, Quilter's World and many more.

Home Improvement Reference Center

The Home Improvement Reference Center is a database designed to assist homeowners in do-it-yourself home repair, maintenance, and remodeling projects. Step-by-step instructions for thousands of projects in the areas of plumbing, outdoor, woodworking, electrical, and decorating are provided in high-quality PDF files. Additionally, thousands of articles from magazines and reference books provide tips and suggestions to supplement the step-by-step project instructions.


IMSLP/Petrucci Music Library

IMSLP stands for International Music Score Library Project, a wiki-based source for public domain music scores, recordings, and information about musical works. View and print pdfs of scores and parts for classical music that is in the public domain.



LDS Family History Center

Explore the world’s largest collection of free family trees, genealogy records and resources.  Anchorage Alaska Family History Center, 2501 Maplewood St., Anchorage, AK 99508,  (907) 277-8433.  Notes: Groups by appointment. Seminar classes every 4th Saturday, some exception. 

Learning Express Library

LearningExpress Library® can provides users with easy-to-use interactive tutorials, e-books and test preparation practice for academic skills improvement in reading, writing, math, social studies and science. The career-related information, test preparation for college admissions, professional career licensing and certification, and high school equivalency are only a few of the many learning tools available.

LinkedIn Learning by

Offers hundreds of trainings and thousands of hours of instruction presented by reliable industry experts on everything from general business software to marketing, design, networking, photography and music.

Access this resource through the library website or the app on your mobile device. (The LinkedIn Learning app does not work for library users at this time.) Choose Already a Lynda member and switch from the Individual to the Organization tab. Enter in the Web Portal box. When prompted, enter your library card number and pin.

*Not available to Temporary Card holders

Live Homework Help

at - provides live one-to-one every day from 12:00pm to 2:00am Alaska Standard Time (from basic math to AP Physics)



Language Learning Center includes 72 languages taught through interactive lessons and movies. Specialty courses and kids lessons also available. See how Mango Languages works with this 1 minute YouTube tutorial.

MAS Ultra - School Edition

Designed specifically for high school libraries, this database contains full text for nearly 500 popular, high school magazines. MAS Ultra – School Edition also provides more than 360 full text reference books, 85,670 biographies, over 107,000 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of over 510,000 photos, maps & flags, color PDFs and expanded full text backfiles (back to 1975) for key magazines.

Master File

Designed specifically for public libraries, this multidisciplinary database provides full text for nearly 1,700 periodicals with full-text information dating as far back as 1975. Covering virtually every subject area of general interest, MasterFILE Premier also contains full text for nearly 500 reference books and over 164,400 primary source documents, as well as an Image Collection of over 592,000 photos, maps & flags. This database is updated daily via EBSCOhost.


MedicLatina is a unique collection of medical research and investigatory journals from renowned Latin American and Spanish publishers. This Spanish language database contains full text for 130 peer-reviewed medical journals in native Spanish.


MEDLINE provides authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more. Created by the National Library of Medicine, MEDLINE uses MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) indexing with tree, tree hierarchy, subheadings and explosion capabilities to search citations from over 5,400 current biomedical journals.

Mergent Intellect

(Basic) - Previously known as Dunn & Bradstreet Million Dollar Database it has over 70 million US private businesses, 3.5 million Canadian private businesses, over 6500 U.S. public companies, complete North American family tree details, over 12 million home based businesses, over 20 million employers in the U.S., over 400,000 employers in Canada, Veterans job search database, over 250 million North America residents, over 30 million businesses, over 245 million global private businesses and global corporate family tree details.


Company profiles, fund information, ETF reports, market and sector reports, and educational tools for investing basics.

Municipality of Anchorage Food Worker Test

All food workers in the Municipality of Anchorage are required to obtain a Food Worker Card within 30 days of hire. Upon successful completion of the course and final exam, you will be able to download and print your Food Worker Card. Your Anchorage Food Worker Card is, valid for 3 years. The online Anchorage Food Worker course and card fee is $10.



Find fiction books based on interests and author readalikes.

Novelist for Kids

Author and title readalikes, suggestions by genre, mood and award winners for grades K-8.

NARA National Archives

Alaska Records. The records relocated to the National Archives at Seattle as a result of the closure of the Anchorage facility.  In order to make NARA's Alaska records more broadly available to the public, we are digitizing the most in-demand records. Contact Us: or 206-336-5115



The Oxford Reference Collection

More than 100 Oxford reference titles with over 50,000 entries on topics from history to physics.


Points of View

Resources that present multiple sides of an issue.

ProQuest Digital Microfilm

Digitized images of The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal from 2008 to the present. There may be a six week lag time before issues are available. 


RB Digital

Access popular eBooks and audiobook titles through RB Digital. Download the app for your Apple, Android or Kindle Fire, or use Adobe Digital Editions on your computer to access hundreds of best sellers and beloved classics.


Stream over 1,600 romance titles from historical to contemporary and sci-fi to western.


Science Reference Center

Science Reference Center is a research database that provides access to hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, and other sources. Topics covered include: biology, chemistry, earth & space science, environmental science, health & medicine, history of science, life science, physics, science & society, science as inquiry, scientists, technology and wildlife.

Sesame Street eBook World

You have access to your favorite Sesame Street characters — Elmo, Big Bird, Cookie Monster, and more! These kid-approved Sesame Street stories are available in eBooks, audiobooks, and interactive books with lots of parent tips to help you encourage early literacy.

SLED: A to Z Databases

SLED, the Statewide Library Electronic Doorway, is an easy-to-use website that connects people to high quality Alaska information.

Small Business Reference Center

A comprehensive resource for small business owners and those interested in starting a business, offering full-text periodicals and reports, sample business plans, U.S. tax forms, videos and reference books. It supports small business owners in all relevant areas from planning, financing and managing a business to exit strategies. Users also have the ability to search within specific ‘Business Topics’ and ‘Business Types’ relevant to their needs. 

Small Engine Repair Reference Center

Contains the full set of small engine repair manuals from Clymer for ATVs, generators, boats, snow machines and more.



Over 1,000 titles for middle and high school readers, including student-favorite Graphic Novels, enhanced e-books with full audio narration and highlighted text, classic literature, national geographic videos, and more.


These aren’t just eBooks, this is an online learning portal. Read along with picture books, chapter books, graphic novels, and non-fiction. Take interactive quizzes on the books, play learning games, and explore some of your favorite literature in a new way.


A comprehensive collection of math stories combining animation, narration, and sound to create a compelling and enticing story book for students of all ages. Use the lesson plans, educational games, and quizzes to test and track progress.'s Skills Center Resource Library

Tutors available from 1pm-Midnight Alaska Standard Time, and the 'Career Resource Library' is open 24/7! Links to Alaska open jobs, resume and cover letter templates, interview guidelines and much more for job seekers. For one on one virtual assistance with your job search, click on "Live Homework Help." Under topic, choose "Job Help."


Value Line

Investment education, how-to guides, market and company profiles, and daily market reports.


World Book Encyclopedia

Full access to the World Book Encyclopedia suite of online learning tools that includes encyclopedia articles, primary source collections, educator tools, student activities, games, eBooks, maps, pictures, audio, and video, complemented by current periodicals and related websites.

World Book Video Tutorials

Collection of video tutorials to help familiarize World Book Encyclopedia users with the resources.


Sources for interlibrary loans.


Yugtun Dictionary

Yup'ik dictionary with audio pronunciations and the ability to construct sentences and see example sentences. 

Yugtun App

This Yugtun Language App consists of over 600 recordings of fluent Native speakers' voice.

  • 3 levels of games
  • 3 types of quizzes
  • Searchable database
  • Culture Notes with audio, video, images and much more.

Download on the App Store

Get it on Google Play