MISSION AND CLIENTELE
The primary mission of the Juneau Public Libraries is to develop, maintain, and facilitate the use of a collection of books and other materials responsive to the diverse and constantly changing informational needs of those to whom it has a service obligation. The library strives to offer the most complete and balanced collection possible within existing fiscal and physical limitations. Providing free access to materials which satisfy educational, cultural, informational, and recreational needs of constituents of all ages, backgrounds, and occupations is a central concern, which must be met both from within and from beyond the library’s own collection.
The Collection Development Policy can be viewed online here.
SIZE AND EXTENT OF COLLECTIONS
The collection of the Juneau Public Libraries includes approximately 124,000 items located in three facilities.
The materials collected include books, ebooks, books on tape/cd, audiobook downloads, videos and DVD’s, music on compact disc and for download, periodicals, microfiche, microfilm and online electronic databases.
The catalog of the Joint Library Consortium may be reached online at:http://jlc-web.uaa.alaska.edu/client/jpl or by clicking the “Catalog” button located at the top right of all the library webpages. The catalog is available 24-hours a day, seven days a week. Library card holders have access to over 2 million items in the collection.