Yes. We will help you fill out an application and will issue your card. Government issued photo ID, verification of mailing address, and proof of date of birth are required in order to obtain a library card.
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No, the service is free.
Any person 18 years of age or older residing or owning property within the Fairbanks North Star Borough is eligible for a free card and/or may sign as the parent or legal guardian for a minor age 6 to 17.
We carry a variety of items for children, young adults and adults: Books, Audio Books (on CD), music CDs, and DVD’s all in both fiction and non-fiction categories. The selections on the Bookmobile include new items each month; we pull all materials from the Noel Wien Library’s full collection in order to fill the Bookmobile with a constantly rotated, fresh variety.
**We also carry a selection of free paperbacks and magazines.
Visitors to the Bookmobile may borrow any of the materials we have on board, plus you may request specific items from the library’s collection and we will bring them to you.
All items checked out from the Bookmobile have the due-date set as the date of our next visit to the home or outlying area – it is approximately one month.
Yes. As long as there are no holds on the item(s), you may renew. Just phone us in the Bookmobile office, 907-459-1031, a few days before we are due to visit you and we will let you know if the item is eligible for renewal.
You can telephone our office at 907-459-1031, email at the email address below or simply tell us when we visit you. We will place the hold(s) and deliver the item(s) to you on the day of your scheduled visit.
Yes. Currently, we visit residents at Eagle Wings, the Pioneer Home, and Denali Center. We also make deliveries to Southall Manor, MLH Manor, Golden Towers, Golden Ages, and Moore Street Apartments.
We visit homebound patrons once each month on a regular schedule with a bag of the patron’s desired materials. During that visit, we pick up returns and chat about what to bring in the future. Patrons often make requests for new items during this monthly visit but are also welcome to request via e-mail or over the phone at any time.
Phone our office, 907-459-1031, to request the service. We will schedule an initial visit to determine your eligibility, issue a card if necessary, and discuss what you’d like us to bring to you. After that, we’ll put you on our regular schedule for deliveries and plan to see you monthly with new library items.
Yes. We cancel only when temperatures drop to -30 degrees Fahrenheit and lower or if road conditions pose a safety hazard.
Yes. You may return items either to the Noel Wien Library or to the North Pole Branch.
Alternatively, you may return items checked out from either of those libraries to the Bookmobile.