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Air Force Library Program

The Air Force Library Program provides an avenue for airmen and their families to continue their professional and self-developmental educational pursuits, as well as resources for productive use of leisure time. Libraries also procure mission-essential technical publications to support the mission and technical requirements of military personnel. Many online products, including downloadable audio books, ebooks and college-level practice tests, are available from installation library websites and on the Air Force Portal. These libraries house a variety of print and audio-visual materials for checkout to eligible customers. In addition, Air Force libraries offer customer-use computers with Internet access, free of charge, and most have wireless Internet capabilities. Many installation libraries conduct special programs, such as story hours and summer reading programs for youngsters and a variety of classes, author and book talks, and holiday or Air Force heritage events.

The Air Force Library and Information System consists of 82 libraries (63 general, eight academic and 11 scientific and technical), as well as nine geographically separated library branches in Europe and five Learning Resource Centers in Southwest Asia. The Air Force Library Program also oversees procurement and distribution of educational and recreational materials to more than 150 remote sites and contingency operations in 40 countries around the globe. Air Force libraries serve more than 9.7 million customers and circulate 33.2 million items annually. Air Force libraries house more than 7 million print, audio, video and online resources.

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 those resources for members in transit, at foreign missions or remote sites, and for deployed personnel. Access to library materials in electronic 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 audio and ebooks, are available free 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 on repairing a car or a small engine

Learn more about the Morale, Welfare and Recreation digital library at Military OneSource.


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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