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About the Alaska State Library

The following discloses the information gathering and dissemination practices for the Alaska State Library's website.

When visiting this website, information about your browser type, browser version, your operating system, and your IP address may be collected. We may also collect information on which documents you request and the number of pages you view at this site. This information is only used after being pooled with other anonymous user data to determine whether improvements can be made in our service. The information is not permanently stored after it is analyzed. Except for what you submit to us, we do not collect any personally identifiable information.

Online Library Services

Your privacy is assured when you use our Ask a Librarian reference service, or any other service. The Alaska State Library staff will keep the identities of library users and the nature of their inquiries confidential. (See the Alaska State Statutes Sec. 40.25.140 Confidentiality of library records, for more information.)

Our online library service forms ask for contact and demographic information. Contact information is used to respond to reference questions or other comments you send to our site and to deliver the services requested. After a reference question is answered, we delete any identifying information.


If another agency, library or source can better answer your question, we will either refer your question to them or give you the contact information. Before referring a question on we will get your permission to do this.


Our online surveys are anonymous and are used to improve our site and better serve our patrons. Demographic information is collected, but we do not ask for any personally identifying information.

External Website Privacy Policies

This site contains links to other sites. The Alaska State Library is not responsible for the privacy policies or content of such websites.

If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this web site, you can contact the webmaster at