Matanuska-Susitna Borough

Big Lake Public Library

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Big Lake Public Library
PO Box 520829
Big Lake Alaska 99652

The Big Lake Public Library is located in the community of Big Lake Alaska and is part of the Mat-Su Library Network. 

In addition to Big Lake, the library serves the surrounding communities of Houston, Knik/Goose Bay, Meadow Lakes, Willow and Wasilla.

Library News


Mat-Su Borough Directive #10 requires everyone who enters a borough building, including the libraries, to wear an effective mask over their nose and mouth, observe social distancing, and limit their time inside. If you are not able to wear a mask please take advantage of our online and curbside service. In compliance with Borough Directive 10 we are limiting our computer access to essential needs, and we cannot host meetings of any kind.

If you are ill please do not return your library material or come in the library. Just call and we will gladly renew your material for you and deliver whatever you need to you via curbside pickup.

These precautions are disrupting, but they are very important. If just a staff member gets sick, or even exposed, Big Lake Library may have to close for weeks, so thank you for everything you do to help us stay open.


The SLED database has something for everyone.

Are you a gearhead?: Click on Do It Yourself and find AUTOMATE-  a free database of repair and sevice manuals with up-to-date information for cars and trucks. 

The SMALL ENGINE REPAIR REFERENCE CENTER on SLED will help you get your ATV, Sled, Motorboat, or Motorcycle back on the trail, road, or water in no time. 

Are You a Student? The State of Alaska has a FREE TUTORING SERVICE in almost every subject for all students from Elementary School to College!!!! 

Free Audiobooks and Ebooks: Did you know that you can download free ebooks and audiobooks to your phone, computer, or tablet? Go to your app store and download LIBBY (for adults) or SORA (for children). 


Due to our staffing shortage Big Lake Library will have to limit its hours until March. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Tuesday-Friday: 10:00-5:30

Saturday: 12:00-5:00


We have forms and envelopes for Adults and Children. 


We have 1040 and Earned Income Tax Credit forms. Last week several local organizations created videos that answer specific tax questions. Click HERE to see the list of topics. 


Peggy has a Wednesday story time, and Paige has a biweekly STEAM program on our BIG LAKE FACEBOOK PAGE. We also provide an activity kit to do at home.


The Artist of the Month for March is Michelle Cornelius

 A Picture from the March Artist: Brown Bear on the Moon


Donate Material!

You can donate gently used Books or DVDS! We also accept arts and craft supplies as well as new gifts for our summer reading program. if we can't use it we will get it to someone who can, or put it on our sale rack, the proceeds of which goes to our summer reading program. 

Donate Disney Movie Insider Codes!

Every time you buy Disney movies or tickets you get a code. Just four of these codes can get a new Disney movie for the children's collection. If you aren't using it, you can send the code to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 Disney Movei Insider

To use a small part of your PFD to help the library please click on this link:  Click, Pick, Give 

Pick Click Give

Fred Meyer Rewards: Simply go to and register for Big Lake Library Advocates (ET246). Every time you shop the library will get a donation!

Fred Meyer Community Rewards

Amazon Smiles: Simply go to and select Big Lake Library Advocates. It costs you nothing, and Big Lake Library will recieve a donation with each purchase.

Amazon Smile