Gerrish Branch Library – Girdwood

The Scott and Wesley Gerrish Library, located in Girdwood, is Anchorage Public Library’s most southern branch. 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. Our vision is an educated and connected community where our Library is an essential center for learning, inspiration, and community pride for people of all ages, backgrounds, and cultures. At the library you’ll find ways to read, watch, listen, learn and meet including programs for youth, families and adults; plus a variety of books, DVDs and electronic resource databases. Looking for a great audiobook to take out on the trails? Stop in, check one out with a library card and download it to your device with our free wi-fi. We also have computers available and cozy nooks to hang out with a good book. Be sure to follow us on Facebook @APLGerrish and on Instagram @anchoragelibrary and Twitter @AnchLibrary to show your #907LibraryLove.

The Scott and Wesley Gerrish Branch Library was named in memory of brothers Scott and Wesley Gerrish who grew up in Girdwood. Their untimely deaths as a result of being hit by a car on the Alyeska Highway in 1981. This tragic accident occurred the week that the Girdwood Library was scheduled to have a ribbon cutting ceremony. Through community action, a name change was approved for the new library to honor the lives of the young boys.

P.O. Box 169
250 Egloff Drive
Girdwood, AK 9958


Normal Hours:
Sun and Mon Closed
Tues 10am – 6pm
Wed 1pm – 8pm
Thu – Sat 10am – 6pm

Gerrish Branch Library