You can search our library online. SHI's books and archival collections are cataloged in OCLC WorldCat, the Capital Cities Library Information Center, and the Anchorage Consortium Library. Member libraries of the CCLIC include the Alaska State Library, the University of Alaska Southeast's Egan Library, and the three branches of the Juneau Public Libraries. The Anchorage Consortium Library catalog showcases our library's holdings to all libraries in the Anchorage area and those outside of Anchorage via the University of Alaska Anchorage/Alaska Pacific University extension campus libraries in places like Kodiak, Kenai, and Eagle River.

When you know what library books you want to access, please write down the details of the materials (library call number) and make an appointment to visit our facility by contacting archives staff at

The reading room is open to researchers Monday through Friday from 10 am-4 pm (closed 12-1) by appointment.