Library – Tower Barracks
Building 445
APO, AE 09114

Phone 011-49-9641-83-1740
Phone (DSN) 314-475-1740
Fax 011-49-9641-83-8550
Fax (DSN) 314-475-8550

Tue – Thu 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Fri 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sat, Sun 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Mon - closed

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Army General Libraries

The Army General Library Program supports the quality of life and well-being of soldiers and their families by providing resources and programs to meet diverse needs. The Headquarters Library Program extends services to soldiers in remote areas through the distribution of paperback books and audiobooks. Fifty-eight main libraries and 15 branch libraries provide physical collections in all formats, which support professional reading, educational and recreational pursuits. An enterprise library system and online resources provide remote access to additional information regardless of where soldiers and family members are.

The Army's general libraries are key to the professional lives of soldiers. Collections in support of professional reading, pursuit of a college education, and preparation for retirement or transitioning from the military are provided at the Army Morale, Welfare and Recreation Library. Practice College Level Examination Preparation, or CLEP, and Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support, or DANTES, tests are available and in demand. Computers are also available for soldiers to use to complete required training or for personal educational pursuits.

The Army Morale, Welfare and Recreation Library is the "community couch" with programming, quiet study spaces, meeting spaces and collaborative spaces. There is something for everyone. The staff at installation libraries offer programs such as book clubs, story times, game nights, movie nights, book displays, story walks, author readings and more. A themed summer reading program for children provides fun and activities for the entire family. Evening and weekends hours are available to accommodate busy schedules.

The Headquarters Library Program licenses online resources providing academic research, professional reading material, magazines, newspapers, eBooks, audiobooks and children's books that are available anywhere, anytime after registering at your local library. Online homework tutoring is provided 24/7 through for students K-12 on subjects such as writing, mathematics through calculus, science and history. Your Army Virtual Library also supports cultural awareness and overseas families with Mango Languages, an online foreign language program, and CultureGrams, a resource introducing soldiers and family members to new cultures. Visit your Army Virtual Library, log in at My Account and go to the eResources/Research tab for 24/7 access.

Your Army Morale, Welfare and Recreation Library has books, DVDs, and magazines for checkout; a book-swap shelf; and an online library allowing registered users to download books, DVDs and magazines for tablets or smartphones. Users are encouraged to suggest specific titles if they are not available either on the shelf or in the online library. Special programs such as story time for young children and book clubs for school-age children, teens and adults are also ongoing.

Makerspaces are now available in many of the Army MWR libraries. These spaces offer children, young adults and adults the opportunity to explore, create, invent, collaborate with robots, sew, paint and enjoy other Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics, or STEAM, inspired resources and programs.

Morale, Welfare and Recreation Digital Library

Our mobile military members often don't have the resources of a brick and mortar library on hand. The Morale, Welfare and Recreation Digital Library provides resources for members in transit, at foreign missions or remote sites, and for deployed personnel. Access to library materials in digital and downloadable format is available online, 24/7. The library provides recreation, lifelong learning, and reference and career resources for all ages and interests. All resources, including audiobooks and eBooks, are available at no cost to service members anywhere there is access to the internet.

The Morale, Welfare and Recreation Digital Library resources include the following:

  • Books, with thousands of fiction and nonfiction titles, including animated children's books
  • Databases that support education, research, and career growth
  • Resources that provide information such as repairing a car or a small engine
  • Resources to help service members and families manage their finances

Learn more about the Morale, Welfare and Recreation Digital Library at Military OneSource.

Installation Specific Information

The USAG Bavaria, Tower and Rose Barracks, has two Libraries, offering all sorts of books, magazines, movies, games, and much more. There is a computer lab, a children's room with weekly story hour, lounges, travel sections and much more. Order your desired lectures online, and make use of the self check-out to save time.

Associated Links

Joint Electronic Library
Joint doctrine, education, exercise and training division's resources.

Military OneSource Library Program
Provides access to free materials to all personnel and family members worldwide. Login is required.

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