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Alcohol Legality -- The sale of alcohol is illegal in Barrow and importation for personal use in your luggage is limited and controlled by a permit system. Without going through the permit process, you can bring in 1 gallon of beer, 1 liter of distilled spirits, or 2 liters of wine. Violating these laws is bootlegging, a serious crime. For more information, call ahead to Barrow Alcohol Distribution (tel. 907/852-3788) or the Office of the Mayor (tel. 907/852-5211, ext. 231).

Bank -- Wells Fargo is at 1078 Kiogak St. (tel. 907/852-6200), with an ATM.

Hospital -- Samuel Simmonds Memorial Hospital is at 1296 Agvik St. (tel. 907/852-4611).

Internet Access -- Free at the Tuzzy Library, at the Iñupiat Heritage Center in Browerville.

Police -- Contact the North Slope Borough Police Department, 1068 Kiogak St. (tel. 907/852-6111).

Taxes -- Barrow imposes no sales tax. Room tax is 5%.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.