Alaska Resources Library and Information Services (ARLIS)
What is ARLIS?
Alaska Resources Library and Information Services (ARLIS) is a publicly-accessible library which serves nine federal and state agencies, including Alaska Department of Fish and Game. ARLIS has the largest library collection of ADF&G publications in the state and is able to help with most ADF&G publication requests. Most ARLIS items may be checked out by the Alaskan public with a valid borrower card. Others may use interlibrary loan to borrow ARLIS items through their local library.
For more information about specific services available to the public, see the ARLIS public services page.
Alaska Resources Library and Information Services (ARLIS), the “Mother Lode of Alaska Resources Information,” has the largest library collection of ADF&G publications in the state and is able to help with most ADF&G publication requests. In addition, ARLIS houses:
- More than 250,000 books
- 700+ print journals
- 700+ e-journals
- 30+ proprietary online databases
- E-book reference shelf
- Legal materials
- Federal and state documents from all resource agencies
- Maps and atlases
- Conference proceedings
- Masters theses and Ph.D. dissertations
- DVDs and CD-ROMS
- Videos, slides, and photos
- Educational science kits
- Environmental education materials
- Furs, skulls, and bird mounts
All online resources are available to walk-in patrons from one of ARLIS’s eight public computers. Founding agency staff enjoy these services from their agency desktops.
ARLIS provides the collection depth and access required by professional researchers as well as information of use to the general public. Collections focus on partner agency missions and ARLIS serves as a permanent repository for agency digital and print publications.
ARLIS is particularly proud to partner with ADF&G in offering furs, skulls and bird mounts for educators, Scouts, artists, and any other walk-in patrons to check out. For the complete collection, see the list document Furs, Mounts and Skulls (PDF file 493 kB).
Location, Parking and Hours
ARLIS is located on the University of Alaska Anchorage campus in the Consortium library building in Suite 111.
The ARLIS reference desk is staffed Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and the ARLIS collection is also accessible during evenings and weekends whenever the Consortium Library building is open.
Founding agency staff receive a parking code. Call the ARLIS reference desk if help is required.
The public is able to request parking passes for their research visits. For additional details about parking, see the ARLIS parking information page.