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Seward Community Library & Museum
Connecting Our Community, Sharing Our Stories
library and museum
Valarie Kingsland
Library Museum Director

Heather Bardarson
Program Coordinator

Library Museum

Physical: 239 6th Ave
Mailing: PO Box 2389
Seward, AK  99664

Ph: (907) 224-4082
Fx: (907) 224-3521

Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Seward Community Library & Museum is a unique combined public library, museum, archives and community center serving Seward and the surrounding area providing opportunities for equal access to information, technology, lifelong learning, community enrichment, and the preservation of Seward’s heritage.

4th Open House
Saturday, Nov 4, 1-4 pm
Join us for fun and engaging activities at the Library & Museum to celebrate our community after a long summer and tourist season. 
  • Can Your Fines:  We will forgive overdue fines with canned/dry food donations for the local food bank.  You also get an additional ticket for prize drawings.
  • Free Museum Admission: Check out the new temporary Commercial Fishing in the Resurrection Bay exhibit and share your fishing stories.
  • Hot Chocolate Bar: Make a special hot chocolate concoction with tasty flavorings and toppings
  • Lego Play Time:  Get a pass from the library front desk to get into play with Legos in the Meeting Room.  Duplos will be made available to play with in the Children's Room. 
  • Live Music: Acoustic guitar player and singer Luke Rosier will play upstairs
  • Paint a Rock:  Pick out a rock to paint to take home or to leave with us for our beautiful garden.  Don't forget to wear your painting clothes. 
  • Photo Booth:  Stop by the YA Room for some fun photos with silly winter props.
  • Prize Drawings:  Each visitor gets a ticket upon entering the building for prize drawings.  Need to be present to win random drawings for small prizes.  No need to be present to win grand prize drawings for a Kindle Fire or $100 Amazon gift card.

Regular Part-time Library Museum Aide
Primary work at the library front desk, Mon-Fri, noon-4pm.  Visit the City of Seward Employment Opportunities web page, or contact Tamara Foster at 224-4074 for more information.  Open till filled.

Alaska Day Holiday

Training/Work Day
Training/Work Days occur the first Thursday of each month, through May to provide staff with time to acquire training and develop work skills, programs and services to better serve our community.  Thank you for this opportunity to serve you better!

2017-18 Winters Hours
September 18 - May 12

Library Winter Hours
Mon:  11am - 6pm
Tues, Wed, Thurs:  11am - 8pm
Fri, Sat:  11am - 6pm
Closed Sunday

Museum Winter Hours
Tues-Thurs:  by advance appointment
Fri-Sat: 12pm - 5pm
Closed Sunday & Monday
Free winter admission!

Projected 2018 Summer Hours
May 14 - September 15

Library Summer Hours
Mon:  10am - 6pm
Tues, Wed, Thurs:  10am - 8pm
Fri, Sat:  10am - 6pm
Closed Sunday

Museum Summer Hours
Tues-Sat: 10am - 5pm
Sunday: 1pm - 5pm (Thanks to RBHS volunteers!)
Closed Monday
Admission $4 for ages 13+

Visit our Library or Museum page for more information.

Alaska Joint Library Catalog
Regular library card holders have access to the Joint Library Catalog (JLC), a consortium of 78 libraries serving over 65% of Alaska with 3.5+ million items.

AK Digital Library/OverDrive
Regular library card holders also have access to a consortium for eBooks and audiobooks (formerly known as ListenAlaska).

Stay Informed
View our calendar or connect with us on Facebook for updates and events.  See what we're up to on Instagram.

City of Seward • P.O. Box 167, 410 Adams Street City Hall Building • Seward, Alaska 99664 • (907) 224-3331
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