The Keith B. Mather Library is the most northern special library in the United States. The library supports the research of the Geophysical Institute, the International Arctic Research Center and the geophysical research community.
The geophysical collection areas include:
- Atmospheric Sciences
- Biosciences Collection
- Global Change
- Remote Sensing
- Space Physics
Mather Library is also home to the graduate-level BioSciences collection of UAF Rasmuson Library.
COVID-19 changes and precautions
Mather Library remains open for current UAF students, faculty, and staff during our regular business hours of Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. To gain access to the library as the doors to the Akasofu building allow access only with authorized prox card, please use your cellphone to call us at 474-7503 or use the telephone in the vestibule of the Akasofu building to call x7503. The library is closed to the general public.
Due to the emerging COVID-19 crisis and the many difficulties our patrons are facing, Rasmuson and Mather Libraries have extended the due date of most of our materials to May 15. Your checkouts will be extended as long as they are not already overdue by 8 weeks or more.
You can see a complete list of your checkouts, and you can renew your items, by logging into the library catalog with your library card number (or UA ID number) and your PIN:
If you have questions, please call our Circulation desk at 907-474-7503 or email us at: email@example.com
- Library Catalog
Mather Library is a member of the Alaska Library Catalog, a consortium of 87 public, academic, special and K-12 libraries serving 92 percent of the population of Alaska. The shared catalog has 3.2 million titles. The Alaska Library Catalog can be used to locate books, videos, reports and other materials owned by the UAF Keith B. Mather Library and UAF Rasmuson Library as well as other ALC libraries throughout Alaska.
Click here to view the Library Catalog.
- Alaska Patent and Trademark Resource
Mather Library is designated a Patent and Trademark Resource Center by the U.S. Department of Commerce Patent and Trademark Office. The library receives and houses copies of U.S. patents and trademark materials, makes them readily available to the public, and disseminates patent and trademark information. Additional patent resource books are available to borrow from the library’s collection.
- Reference assistance in locating answers to patent and trademark questions
- Training and assistance in searching basic patent and trademark information
- Access to files of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Online access to state trademark registration
- Online access to the European Patent Office for information about foreign patents and reliable sources for obtaining them
- General Information Concerning Patents
- Protecting Your Trademark: Enhancing Your Rights through Federal Registration
- Guide to Filing a Provisional Application for Patent
- Guide to Filing a Utility Patent Application
Additional resources are available on the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) website.
Requests for Services
Specialized patent reference services are available Tuesday and Thursday or by appointment. Requests for information may be made by telephone, email, or in person. It is advisable to call for an appointment before coming to the library for patent or trademark information.
- Collaboration Space
Mather Library has private and semi-private meeting spaces available for collaborative work and meetings for University of Alaska affiliated groups during library hours. Preference is given to faculty, students and/or staff of the Geophysical Institute and/or International Arctic Research Center.
C-Space is a semiprivate area that seats up to six. The integrated ShareLink monitor and system offers reliable content sharing via wire or wireless connectivity.
Conference Room 202H is a private conference room with seating for up to 12. The room offers a Cisco IP phone, projector, and whiteboard.
Contact us for more information or to schedule.