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Library Museum Limited Services by Reservation Press Release

Post Date:05/22/2020 4:16 PM

Press Release

May 22, 2020

Seward Community Library & Museum


The Seward Community Library & Museum is 100% committed to serving Seward safely!


Beginning Wednesday, May 27th, we will offer limited services by reservation:

  • Public Access Computers:  45 minutes in temporary set up in Community Room
  • Self-Service Copying, Printing, Scanning:  Plain B/W 8.5x11 paper
  • Curbside Library Delivery:  Material and holds from our local collection.  Local holds for up to 6 items will be enabled this weekend.  Please contact us for details and assistance.
  • Museum Exhibit Visits:  Time limited with extra social distancing and adaptations to space

Services available Wed-Sat, 11am-5pm.

Last reservation at 4pm.

No color copies, faxing, notaries, passports or meeting spaces at this time.


Contact us Mon-Sat 10am-6pm to make a Reservation:

Call 907-224-4082



Strict COVID-19 Mitigation

  • One Individual or Household at a Time
  • No COVID-19 Symptoms
  • Universal Face Coverings
  • Social Distancing
  • Hygienic Practices
  • Disinfecting Protocols

Ring the doorbell on the door to announce your arrival, or if you’re unable to call or email to arrange a reservation.


Special thank you to the Seward Area Quilter’s an local sewers for donating free locally made fabric masks for our patrons and visitors!

We also thank the Seward Community Library Association for allowing us to offer free used books from their book sale storage!


We are excited to serve our community safely!  We thank everyone for their patience and support.  Please note that services and details are subject to change due to the fluid COVID-19 situation. 

Visit for more information.  You may also contact Director Valarie Kingsland at 907-224-4082 or with specific comments or suggestions.



Valarie Kingsland, MLIS

Museum & Library Director


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City of Seward COVID-19 Response

A Community Message from Seward City Manager Scott Meszaros

The City of Seward is adopting the phase-in plan for reopening the State of Alaska and its individual communities.  Beginning April 24, 2020, the State of Alaska begins phase 1-A of its “Reopen Alaska Responsibly Plan.”  The terms of this plan and its impact on Seward businesses can be found in State of Alaska Public Health Mandate 16, which is posted on the City website at [see below].

As many Seward businesses move towards opened doors this weekend, please remember that our community remains vulnerable to COVID-19 and we must all continue to do our part to reduce the risk of infection among Seward’s residents and its visitors. 

In preparation for the City’s own reopening of public facilities and City offices, the City extended public facility closures until May 3, 2020. The City administration and staff will be working diligently to develop a responsible reopening plan for City offices before May 3rd. The purpose of such a plan will be to ensure the public health and safety when entering City-owned and operated facilities, as well as to protect City employees from COVID-19 exposure. 

While the City of Seward remains optimistic about the State of Alaska’s “Reopen Alaska Responsibly Plan,” we will continue to diligently monitor the progression of COVID-19 within Seward and the social distancing and other measures necessary to combat it.  I would also like to express my sincere gratitude on behalf of the City to all the businesses who have submitted mutual aid agreements and/or posted business protocols and measures on their entrances.  Your collaboration and excellent corporate citizenship are essential during these difficult times. 

Thank you for keeping our residents and visitors safe.

Scott W. Meszaros, CM, CMC

Seward City Manager


City Public Information Line

Call 907-224-4015 for more information or to ask questions.  Messages will be responded to.


City of Seward COVID-19 Emergency Documents



All State COVID-19 Health Mandates issues by the Governor can be found at:


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Seward Harbor and Travel Related STATE Health Mandates
STATE Health Mandate 017 – Independent Commercial Fishing Vessels
STATE Health Mandate 016 – Charter Fishing Vessels
Concerned You Have COVID-19?
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