Research Information Center (RIC) Library

Welcome to Alaska Housing’s Research Information Center (RIC). The RIC is a building science library with informational materials for the building professional as well as the homeowner or do-it-yourselfer. There are books on remodeling, energy efficiency, the environment, building components, building codes, commercial building, Alaska Statutes and much more.

RIC Library Online »​​​​​

When you click the link above, you will be able to search the available books and materials by typing in a subject, title, author, or catalog number. To search an online topic, type in the subject, followed by the word web (i.e. windows web). It will then provide a list of links for the information available online through the library.

Energy Information Specialist Carolyn Ramsey can provide technical assistance on Alaska Housing’s energy programs along with other energy and construction information available through the library. The RIC houses over 9,000 books, manuals, magazines, visual/audio materials and internet links. Materials may be checked out in person or mailed.

RIC Library

The RIC is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday and closed on holidays.

Appointments are recommended.

Contact: For questions and appointments, call

Carolyn Ramsey
(907) 330-8166 (Anchorage)
(800) 478-4636 (statewide)

Library Location

Alaska Housing Headquarters
4300 Boniface Parkway
Anchorage, AK 99504

Mailing Address

Alaska Housing Finance Corporation
Research Information Center
P.O. Box 101020
Anchorage, AK 99510-1020


The information and materials provided by the Alaska Housing Research Information Center (RIC) Library are not comprehensive and do not necessarily constitute an endorsement or approval but are intended to provide a starting point for research. Always check applicable codes and standards.

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