ALA Library & Archives Resources

The ALA Library has both physical and digital resources, some accessible directly through the links below, others through the Library catalog.


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Popular ALA E-Resources (this page is restricted to Staff only due to licensure requirements)

ALA Library catalog -- linking you to both traditional and digital resources

ALA Archives (direct link to the site) --

ALA Institutional Repository (ALAIR - our digital archive)

ALA Web Archive (for archiving old webpages)

Library-related Acronyms

Periodical and E-Newsletter routing -- To get the latest issues of professional journals and magazines delivered right to your desk, interoffice or electronically, complete the periodical routing request form.

How to create journal alerts

Pathfinders and guides to answer frequent questions

Topics A to Z -- professional resources organized by topic (these are publicly available pages)

Library Resource Guides - includes former Fact Sheets


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