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The City of Unalaska has cancelled an $8.1 million renovation of the public library amid uncertainties from the coronavirus pandemic. But officials say the city will still owe as much as $3 million to the contractor.

At a special meeting Thursday night, the Unalaska City Council authorized the City Manager to terminate the contract with F&W Construction.

Using the Unalaska Public Library From Home

Apr 4, 2020
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Are you looking for a good book to pass the time while you hunker down? Do your kids need some extra tutoring help while you’re working on lessons? Your public library is here for you in this time of quarantine and social distancing! Our building is closed, but you can still check out eBooks and audiobooks, access homework resources, and chat with a live tutor from the comfort of your own home. Here is an overview of what’s available.


eBook and Audiobook Downloads

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While its 21-year-old building is under renovation, the Unalaska Public Library will move temporarily into the Burma Road Chapel.

The timeline for the move is still unclear. The city is working to finalize its contract with F&W Construction, the Anchorage-based contractor that won the bid.

"Things are still up in the air," said Roger Blakeley, director of the city's Parks, Culture, and Recreation Department.