Library Services

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Library Accounts

Regular Patrons
If you are a local resident who can provide proof of residency in Seward, Moose Pass, or Cooper Landing, you may get a library card at no cost to check out up to 50 items in the Alaska Library Catalog and access the Alaska Digital Library.

Temporary Patrons
If you are not a local resident, you may obtain a temporary library card by providing proof of a local mailing address and local reference. Temporary patrons are limited to three items at checkout from our local collection.

Library Card Policy

Alaska Library CatalogAlaska Library Catalog

Our online library catalog is available to browse and search our local collection as well as the collections of our partner libraries. Regular patrons may log in to their accounts using their library card numbers. Please contact us if you require assistance.

Regular patrons may access their accounts on the Alaska Library Catalog to place holds by logging in with their library card number.

Interlibrary Loans
Regular patrons may request material not available in the Alaska Library Catalog by contacting us with title and author, your full name and a reliable phone number or email address. ILLs may take up to 2 weeks to arrive, due to shipping and processing variations. Materials are shipped back if not picked up within 2 weeks of arrival and shipping charges will be applied to the borrowers account.

Alaska Digital LibraryDigital Audiobooks & eBooks

Regular patrons may borrow eBooks, audio-books and music from Alaska Digital Library using their library card number.

SledOnline Resources

Residents of Alaska may access free online reference, research, facts & fun for all ages at the Statewide Library Electronic Doorway courtesy of the Alaska State Library and the Alaska Library Network.

AV Equipment

Audio video equipment is available for overnight check-out to local patrons in good standing. A deposit may be required.

  • Computer projector
  • Overhead projector
  • Portable mic
  • Projector screen
  • Slide projector

Alaska OWL Program

The Seward Community Library & Museum participates in the Alaska OWL (Online With Libraries) Program funded by the State of Alaska. This program seeks to improve the computing capabilities of Alaska public libraries through bandwidth support, videoconferencing services, and digital literacy training for participating libraries.

Equipment provided by generous grants through the OWL Program:

  • Laptops for classes and programs
  • Public access computers
  • Video conferencing equipment

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