Mission Statement: We serve as a resource for all tribal and community members bringing the power of information, imagination, and inspiration to the community while promoting and preserving the Tlingit culture.

History: The Klukwan Community/School Library Revitalization Project began in 2005 and has resulted in a warm and cozy library. Library staff works hard to weave the services and resources into the fabric of the daily life of our village. Among the libraries past projects include “Cultivating Traditional Practices” film series, “Historic Preservation” film series, and “Chilkat Stories: Our Village, Our Lives” audio interviews, and the “Klukwan History” book series


  • Books, audio books, magazines, newspapers and films for all ages (new materials are added monthly)
  • Access to the Internet
  • Storytimes for children
  • Computerized catalog and check-out system
  • Interlibrary loan (borrowing materials from other libraries when we don’t have what you need)
  • Computer training for individuals
  • Programs for adults and youth
  • Cultural programs and events
  • Tribal Archive Collection
  • Reference services
  • Notary Public services

Hours: The library is open year round to all ages thanks to a partnership between the Chilkat Indian Village, the Chatham School District and funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and the Alaska State Library’s Public Library Assistance Grants.The library is open Monday through Saturday.

Monday: 1:30pm – 5pm
Tuesday: 8:00am – 1:30pm – 5pm
Wednesday: 8:00am – 1:30pm – 5pm
Thursday: 8:00am – 1:30pm – 5pm
Friday: 8:00am – 1:30pm – 5pm
Saturday: Closed

Closed on Sundays

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