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Keith B. Mather Library

Mather Library with C space, bookshelves, etc


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
  • Aurora
  • Biosciences Collection
  • Glaciology
  • Global Change
  • Ice
  • Permafrost
  • Remote Sensing
  • Sedimentation
  • Seismology
  • Snow
  • Space Physics
  • Volcanology


Mather Library is also home to the graduate-level BioSciences collection of UAF Rasmuson Library.



 202 Akasofu Building 
 Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.


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.

Patent Office Contact:  907-474-2636


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.