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About the Library

The UAA / APU Consortium Library serves both the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) and its community campuses with 23,000 students, and Alaska Pacific University (APU), a private institution with 800 students.

The Consortium Library is an award-winning facility of 200,000 square feet with two computer classrooms and a multipurpose room for meetings and public events. The Library licenses over 250 databases and provides web access to the full text of more than 70,000 journals and e-books. It serves as a Foundation Center Cooperating Collection and is a 48% selective federal depository. There are 22 FTE faculty positions and 24 FTE staff positions. The Library’s base budget is approximately $5.5M which includes a collections budget of $1.9M.

UAA / APU Consortium Library

About UAA and APU

University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA)

UAA is a comprehensive metropolitan university consisting of the main campus in Anchorage, four community campuses, and additional sites in rural communities and on military installations. UAA offers certificate, associate, baccalaureate, and graduate programs in the arts, humanities, sciences, and professions. Ph.D. programs in biological sciences and psychology are offered at the UAA campus in partnership with the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

University of Alaska Anchorage

Alaska Pacific University (APU)

APU is an intentionally small, private, independent university devoted to innovative teaching and active learning. Undergraduate and graduate degrees are offered in a variety of academic programs in business, education, environmental science, health and human services, and psychology.

About Anchorage

The city of Anchorage, with a population of nearly 290,000, is the chief business center for the state of Alaska. Anchorage offers a full range of cultural and outdoor recreational activities with spectacular scenery. From the sparkling waters of Cook Inlet to the tallest peaks of the Chugach Mountains, Anchorage encompasses a half-million acre state park, 300 miles of hiking and biking trails, world-class sport fishing for king salmon, monster veggies growing wildly beneath the midnight sun, and much more.

Anchorage is home to nearly 290,000 people, but the animal population is even bigger. As many as 1,000 moose, dozens of nesting bald eagles, 2,400 Dall sheep, brown and black bear, beluga whales, beavers, and hundreds of bird species all call Anchorage and the surrounding area home.

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