The Anchorage Public Library is designed to meet the needs of all of our patrons and has many resources to help patrons read/listen to a book. Additionally, any librarian can assist in retrieving a book or using a resource.


All library locations are wheelchair accessible with marked parking, ramps, elevators, and public restrooms. At Loussac Library, a three-wheeled battery powered scooter is available for check-out from the Security Office on Level 2 by Youth Services. The new entrance is much more accessible to wheelchair-users. Handicapped parking is available in the parking lot off Denali Street.

Assistive Listening Devices

Borrow an assistive listening device from the Loussac Security Office, Level 2, for any event held in the Wilda Marston Theatre or Municipal Assembly Chambers.

For the Visually Impaired

You can ask for a hand held magnifying glass at any library branch.

Large Print Books

All library locations have collections of large print books, including recent bestsellers.

Audio Books

Borrow audio books from any library branch or download from home computer or Wi-Fi device via AlaskaDigital Library or Hoopla.

Talking Book Center

Call the Alaska State Library's Talking Book Center at 1-888-820-4525 to enroll in the Library of Congress program for individuals who have difficulty reading printed material. Special playback equipment is provided free of charge.

Closed Captioned Videos

Over 3,000 DVDs and tapes from Loussac Library’s video collection are closed captioned for the hearing impaired. Search “video recordings for the hearing impaired” in the catalog for a list of titles.