Ongoing Services until May 1, 2020

FNSB Virtual Library Service is here for you! Although the physical buildings will be closed until May 1st, we are here to provide assistance, virtual programming, and hold pickup. Stay tuned to our website fnsblibrary.org and Facebook in the next few days to see the latest.

 

Checking out items

Patrons needing to pick up a hold, or who place a local hold, will be able to pick up their materials from the Bookmobile in the Noel Wien Library parking lot. 

Patrons will receive a phone call from library staff when their items are ready for pickup. Hours of availability are as follows:

  • 11am to 5:30pm: Monday-Friday
  • 11am to 3:00pm: Saturday

The library appreciates support from the community, but at this time, we are not accepting donations of your gently used items.  Thank you.

Noel Wien Public Library

ONLINE CHAT & PHONE HOURS: 
| 907-459-1020 | 
Chat with a librarian by clicking the blue box on the lower right of your screen.

  • 10am-6pm: Monday – Friday
  • 10am-5pm: Saturday

Community members are invited to contact us with reference, reader advisory, homework help, library card and circulation questions.

WIFI available 24/7 

Please park in the Noel Wien Public Library as close to the building as possible for a better internet connection.  Please use marked parking spaces and not staff spaces.

YOUTH SERVICES | BERRY ROOM

All programs in the Berry Room for children have been cancelled during this period.  However, we will be presenting “virtual storytimes” as follows:

  • The following storytimes/presentations will be posted on the library’s Facebook page by 1:00 PM on each day of the week listed below, and will be available for viewing on Facebook until the following week’s program is posted.

    • Adam’s Amazing Activities (for school-age kids), Mondays, beginning on 3/23

    • Preschool Storytime, Tuesdays

    • Parents and Twos Storytime, Wednesdays

    • Preschool Storytime, Thursdays

    • North Pole Storytime, Fridays, beginning on 3/27

       

North Pole Branch Library

PHONE HOURS: 
907-488-6101

  • 11am-6pm: Tuesday – Friday
  • 11am-5pm: Saturday

Community members are invited to call with reference, reader advisory, homework help, library card and circulation questions.

WIFI available 24/7 

Please park at North Pole Branch as close to the building as possible for a better internet connection.  Please use marked parking spaces and not staff spaces.

Web Services

GET AN eLIBRARY CARD!

You can get a temporary library card in order to check out eMaterials. 

Click on the link to fill out the request form:
Get your eLibrary Card!

 

Note: This card is for checking out ematerials. You will be given a temporary user ID and will make your own PIN, please write this down and keep it in a safe place. Your information will also be sent to you via email, if provided.

  • Libby/Overdrive:  Use the temp library card number assigned to you.  You can find the Libby and the Overdrive app in your mobile device’s app store.  Please note, both apps access the same collection.  Both are great, but we recommend Libby if you are new to ematerials.
    • Available: eBooks & eAudiobooks
  • RBDigital: Patrons will need to add 2117900 before their temporary card number.  Please note, we are trying to get this simplified in the near future so that you will only need the temporary library card number given.  You can find RBDigital in your mobile device’s app store.
    • Available: eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines
  • hoopla: Use the temp library card assigned to you, you will be asked to enter your PIN as well.  Register via the web and use your login information in the app.  The hoopla all can be found in your device’s app store. 
    • Available: eBooks, eAudiobooks, comics, music, movies, television.  Stream or take on the go with your mobile device.  Media files can be large, make sure you have enough memory on your device if you would like to download for viewing offline.

Visit our eMaterials page to learn more about these services, gain access to tutorials, and more. 

ONLINE CHAT: 

Chat with a librarian via our website, fnsblibrary.org, during the following hours:

  • 10am-6pm: Monday – Friday
  • 10am-5pm: Saturday

 

Bookmobile

Bookmobile staff will continue to make deliveries to homebound patrons, but regular Saturday stops will be canceled until further notice.

Patrons needing to pick up a hold, or who place a local hold, will be able to pick up their materials from the Bookmobile in the Noel Wien Library parking lot.  Please see above.

SPECIAL HOURS DURING COVID-19 CLOSURE - FOR PHONE AND CHAT ASSISTANCE

NOEL WIEN PUBLIC LIBRARY: 1215 Cowles St, Fairbanks, AK 99701. (907) 459-1020.
Monday-Friday: 10AM-6PM. Saturday: 10AM-5PM. Sunday: CLOSED.

NORTH POLE BRANCH LIBRARY: 656 NPHS Boulevard, North Pole, AK 99705. (907) 488-6101.
Tuesday-Friday: 11AM-6:00PM. Saturday: 11AM-5PM. [Closed on Sundays & Mondays.]

BOOKMOBILE, HOMEBOUND, & OUTREACH SERVICES: (907) 459-1031.

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