Neighborhood Libraries

The Chugiak-Eagle River, Gerrish (Girdwood), Loussac, Mountain View and Muldoon Libraries are vibrant neighborhood centers that foster a sense of community and increase the safety and prosperity of their surrounding neighborhoods. Your donations help us purchase furniture and equipment for our libraries. Past donations have also helped us renovate all four neighborhood libraries and the Loussac Library.

APL’s busiest neighborhood library opened in the Eagle River Town Center on August 12, 2009. The 18,000 square-foot library has expanded book and media collections, separate areas for children and teens, group study rooms, and a large, welcoming reading area for all ages.

Address: 12001 Business Blvd. #175

Phone: (907) 343-1530

The Municipality opened the Girdwood Library in May 2008. The 9,000 square-foot library looks like a cozy ski chalet and is nestled at the base of stunning mountains and the local ski resort. The building also houses a Community Center and the Fire Department.

Address: 250 Egloff Dr.

Phone: (907) 343-4024

As one of the first LEED Gold buildings in Alaska, the Library is a leader in sustainability and building efficiency.The Library opened in September 2010 and is featured in the American Library Association’s 2011 Library Design Showcase for Sustainable Construction, Navigation and Color and Children’s and Teens Spaces.

Address: 120 Bragaw St.

Phone: (907) 343-2818

In March 2007, the Municipality opened the Muldoon Neighborhood Library, which is co-located with Boys and Girls Club, WIC, Denali Family Services, and several other community service organizations in the Muldoon Town Center mall.

Webpage: Muldoon-Library

Address: 1251 Muldoon Rd. Suite 158

Phone: (907) 343-4032

The Loussac Library opened in 1986 in midtown Anchorage. In addition to the Library administration, the building hosts the Anchorage Assembly Chambers and the Wilda Marston Theatre, and shares a campus with the Cuddy Family Park. It recently underwent a major renovation of the entrance.

Address: 3600 Denali Street

Phone: (907) 343-2975

Loussac Library Projects:

Loussac Library Entrance Renovation: The new entrance is a vibrant and welcoming space that is a source of pride for our community. Hundreds of people pitched in to make the project possible, demonstrating just how much our city values the future of education, learning, and community in Anchorage!

Teen Underground at Loussac Library opened in 2011 with the help of the Anchorage Rotary Club. The space provides a stimulating and safe environment for teens to study, research, collaborate and interact with peers and positive adult role models.

Learn and Play Early Literacy Center opened at Loussac Library in 2013 with help from McCool Carlson Green, Spiral Elements Design, Hope Studios, Wells Fargo, Target, and many other community members.

The Learning Commons on the 4th floor of Loussac Library is a large, flexible space used for classes, presentations and meetings. It hosts everything from resume workshops, to Irish dancing nights, to kids play activities.