Connecting Our Community, Sharing Our Stories
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.


The City of Seward moved to a Level III Emergency Operations level in response to the COVID-19 pandemic on March 17th and all City offices, with the exception of Public Safety, were closed to the public until April 24th, or until otherwise determined. 

City of Seward COVID-19 Information:  Visit this webpage for City COVID-19 updates through Press Releases, Situation Reports, and other documentation.

City Public Information Line:  Call 907-224-4015 for more information or to ask questions.  Messages will be responded to.


Library & Museum Updates

  • Director Kingsland and other staff will answer incoming calls and emails as she is able.  You may contact her directly at 907-244-4008 or
  • ALL library loans have been extended to May 15, including those from other libraries.  Call or email if your items are not due May 15th. 
  • ALL Seward item overdue fines will be forgiven through the month of April, which is our annual tradition for Library Amnesty Month.
  • Holds are also temporarily suspended.
  • Hiring for Part-time Aide and Seasonal Aide positions are postponed at this time.

In the meantime, we have FREE 24/7 WiFi which extends outside our building (no password).
The Alaska Digital Library is available to our regular library card holders.  If you have been blocked before, it has been temporarily lifted for all libraries to to provide access.  Call or email if you need assistance.
Check back to this page for updates.


Concerned you have COVID-19?

Helpful COVID-19 Links

There's a tremendous amount of information about the Coronavirus and COVID-19 Disease to evaluate.  Here are a few we find helpful:

Regional Links

State Links

National Links

International Links

US Census

10 minutes of your time is worth 10 years of economic benefit and impact to Alaska and our communities! 

YES, the Census is still taking place and you can still make a difference!


2019-20 Winter Info (Sept. 17 - May 16)

Library Hours

  • Monday: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Tuesday - Thursday: 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Friday - Saturday: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Sunday: CLOSED

Museum Hours

  • Monday - Thursday: By advance appointment only
  • Friday - Saturday: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Sunday: CLOSED
  • Free Admission

Projected 2020 Summer Info (May 18* - Sept 16*)

*Dates subject to change

Projected Summer 2020 Library Hours

  • Monday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Tuesday - Thursday: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Friday - Saturday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Sunday: CLOSED

Projected Summer 2020 Museum Hours

  • Tuesday - Saturday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Sunday: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (Thanks to RBHS volunteers!)
  • Monday: CLOSED
  • Admission: $4 for ages 13+
  • Cash only

Projected Summer 2020 MOVIES@2

Join us Summer 2020 (mid-May to mid-Sept) for a daily showing, Mon-Sat, 2-3pm, of the Iditarod National Historic Trail: A History followed immediately by the 1964 earthquake movie, Waves Over Seward. Donations appreciated. We are the only place to view these Alaskan historical movies on a regular basis. Thank you to the Iditarod Historic Trail Alliance and the Seward Community Library Association for giving us permission to show their movie to the public!

Alaska Library Catalog

Regular library card holders have access to the Alaska Library Catalog (ALC), a consortium of 87 libraries serving over 92% of Alaska with 3.2 million titles.

Alaska Library Catalog

AK Digital Library/OverDrive

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

Alaska Digital Library

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