Library Services for rural residents

The Kuskokwim Consortium Library serves the community of Bethel and the students, staff, and faculty of the University of Alaska Fairbanks Kuskokwim Campus. We also provide a conduit to library services to the many communities in the YK Delta that don't have a library. Please contact us if you need assistance accessing library services. Some of the following are resources available to all people living in the YK Delta. 


Alaska Library Extension

The Alaska Library Extension enables Alaska residents living in communities not served by a public library to obtain a Juneau Public Library Card. This service is free, and if you become part of our program they will mail books, movies, magazines, audiobooks, and music to you anywhere in Alaska. You’ll also have access to their online services, including downloadable audiobooks and e-books. When you sign up for the program you can choose to receive packages of library material curated by librarians based on your tastes and interests. If you’d prefer, you can choose to only receive material if and when you request it.

Statewide Library Electronic Doorway

The Statewide Library Electronic Doorway  is an easy-to-use website that connects people to high quality Alaska information. Through this website, all residents of Alaska have access to high quality databases, do-it-yourself resources, educational resources, eBooks and more. Check out this resource if you need to find a new crochet pattern, are studying for a test, or need information on how to fix your car, small engine, or more. There are truly resources available for everyone. 

The Kuskokwim Consortium Library has a large collection of local history and cultural resources available in our collection, including a large collection of Yup'ik/Yugtun books for all ages. We also provide a Yup'ik/ Yugtun Language Guide which has a compilation of resources available from a variety of resources. Professional librarians are available to provide research assistance to all people in the YK Delta. Contact or call 907-543-4516 if you need assistance finding references for a research paper, assistance locating information about the language, culture or history of the YK Delta, or a book recommendation just for you. We can also help connect you to library resources available through many other libraries statewide.

Call us with any question, and we will do our best to get you to the right answer or resource to meet your needs!