Services / Founders

Welcome, Founders!

We at ARLIS are pleased to serve our Founders. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or concerns.

Founders Services Registration

If you work for a Founding Agency, but have not yet registered click here to activate the online registration form.

If you have already registered with ARLIS, input your barcode and PIN in the box at the left.

Registered Founders are entitled to:

     Services available from your desktop

           Desktop access to more than 30 electronic databases, including:
                   Fish & Fisheries Worldwide
                   Wildlife & Ecology Worldwide
                   Arctic & Antarctic Resources
                   Water Resources Abstracts
           Desktop access to more than 700 electronic journals
           Electronic delivery of articles
           Document delivery of materials in the ARLIS collection
           Interlibrary loan service for items not held by ARLIS
           Web-accessible interlibrary loan forms
           Reference service via e-mail or phone at 27-ARLIS (272-7547)
           Daily courier service to agencies in Anchorage; mail-out service to remote locations

     In-library services

            Circulation of materials (including reserve materials)
            Loan period of 4 weeks with unlimited renewals
            Reference service in-person or via phone, email or fax
            Expert assistance with your research topic
            Customized bibliographies
            Hundreds of topical databases for research use


            Free parking with an ARLIS parking code
            Free use of ARLIS copiers for work-related library research
            Priority use of the ARLIS conference room

Who are the ARLIS Founders?

ARLIS was created by merging the staff and collections of eight Anchorage natural resources libraries. The original founding agencies contributed collections and continue to fund ARLIS. Agencies may become founding agencies by making a commitment for on-going support of ARLIS at a significant level. Founding agencies have representation on the ARLIS Founders Board which governs the library.

Founders are employees of the founding agencies in Alaska.

Founding partners are:

Alaska Department of Fish and Game

Bureau of Land Management

Bureau of Ocean Energy Management

Environment and Natural Resources Institute (UAA)

Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Trustee Council

National Park Service

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

U. S. Geological Survey

In Conjunction with

Faculty, staff, and graduate students at UAA and APU are entitled to a 4-week loan period and unlimited renewals.