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Researching materials held by Sealaska Heritage Institute can be done in a variety of ways. Hard copy finding aids (descriptive inventories) of all our collection holdings are available at on our onsite facility for browsing, and/or our collections are cataloged in searchable online catalogs (see below). At our onsite facility we provide a reading room area where patrons can sit down at a workstation to view our materials, as well as limited computer access on a provided computer (reserved for research purposes) and free Wi-Fi to anyone with their own laptop. Upon request we can generate copies of materials from our collections (fee schedule). For additional inquiry or questions please contact the archivist.

Archival & Ethnographic Collections Search Our Archival Catalog
Our archival collections, which consist of manuscript papers, photographs, recordings, and ethnographic items, are cataloged online and can be searched via a special searchable database by clicking on the above link. This catalog is similar to a regular library catalog in some regards, but is specifically designed to be user-friendly for archival researching by allowing you to find materials by creator, subject, type of record, keyword search, and other methods. Once a desired item is found, please write down the Call Number and other bibliographic information and visit our facility. Patrons unable to visit our onsite facility should contact the archivist for information about generating scans or photocopies.  

Book Collection Search Our Book Collection Catalog
Beginning in early 2009, the process of cataloging our book collection in the CCLIC (Capital Cities Library Information Center) was begun, and cataloged books can be searched by clicking on the above link. The CCLIC is a multiple-library online catalog shared by cooperating Juneau libraries, including the Alaska State Library, University of Alaska Southeast, and local public libraries. Once a desired book—located at our facility—is identified, please write down the Call Number and other bibliographic information and visit our facility. Since we are a small library, our books are currently non-circulating and we currently do not offer ILL (Inter-Library Loan) services. However, should you need ILL services most public libraries offer ILL services and can assist you. If you are unable to find the book you desire in a local library please view WorldCat (a ‘world’ catalog of the books) to assist you in finding the book you need, which can often be ILL-ed to a library near you.