Library Services starting Thursday, February 26, 2021


- Browse and check out items (bring your own bag)

- Collections open for browsing

- Use of a public computer once a day for up to an hour

- Free wifi for your device

- Curbside service available on request (call 225-3331 for details)

- Tables and chairs for individual study

- Magazine checkout by request

- Seed Library available

For now

- Meeting rooms remain closed.

- No in-person programs or meetings (online and KRBD programs will continue).

- Newspapers, laptops, headphones games and toys are not available.

- Group seating is not available.


Monday - Saturday

10am - 6pm

Closed Sunday

Staying safe

What we are doing to keep our patrons safe:​

  • All Library staff wear face coverings, and gloves when working with patrons or materials.

  • We sanitize high-touch surfaces regularly--including door handles, chairs, computers and workstations, restrooms, and tables.

  • Library staff maintain a social distance of at least 6 feet between ourselves and others.

  • Staff wash their hands frequently for at least 20 seconds.

  • When we are not feeling well, no matter how minor the symptoms, we stay home.

What you can do to keep others safe at the Library:

  • Wear a face covering when in the Library. If you do not bring your own, you can get a disposable covering at the circulation desk.

  • Maintain a social distance of at least 6 feet between yourself and anyone who is not a member of your household.

  • Wash your hands frequently for at least 20 seconds with soap and water, especially after blowing your nose, coughing, sneezing or using the restroom. 

  • Keep your small children with you as you browse the stacks, and leave your children at home if you plan to use the public computers.

  • If you are not feeling well, no matter how minor the symptoms, please stay home.

Find out more

  • Ketchikan Public Library updates will be made via email, Facebook and Instagram. If you would like to be added to our email list, please email us at

  • The library has many offerings via its online collection, including tons of databases, SLED (more than 15,000 e-books to support kids K-8) Freegal (free music), Mango (learn a free language) BrainPop (kids), Cypress Resume (create or polish!) and MUCH more, including a newly beefed-up Alaska Digital Library.