Mather Librarary

Keith B. Mather Library

Hours: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday - Friday
Phone: 907-474-7503 or 907-474-7512



The Keith B. Mather Library is the most northern special library in the United States. It supports both the Geophysical Institute and the International Arctic Research Center at the University of Alaska as well as the geophysical research community. The collection areas include the following:

  • Atmospheric Sciences
  • Aurora
  • Glaciology
  • Global Change
  • Ice
  • Permafrost
  • Remote Sensing
  • Sedimentation
  • Seismology
  • Snow
  • Space Physics
  • Volcanology

The Mather Library is also home to the graduate-level Biosciences collection.

The Mather Library is located on the main floor of the Akasofu Building, 2160 Koyukuk Drive on the University of Alaska Fairbanks campus.


Keith B Mather Library plaque