Hickam Base Library - Air Force
990 Mills Boulevard
JBPHH, HI 96853-5304
Phone 808-449-8296 / 808-449-8299
Phone (DSN) 315-449-8296/8299
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 requirements of military personnel. Many online products, including downloadable audiobooks, eBooks and college-level practice tests, are available from installation library websites and on the Air Force Portal. Air Force libraries house a variety of print and audiovisual materials for checkout to eligible customers. They also 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 children, as well as a variety of classes, author and book talks, and holiday and Air Force heritage events.
The Air Force Library Program consists of 91 libraries (73 general, seven academic and 11 scientific and technical), as well as 10 geographically separated library branches in Europe and eight 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 26.5 million customers, circulate 5.5 million items annually and house more than 5.6 million print, audio, video and online resources.
Navy General Library Program
The Navy General Library Program provides sailors with a way to further their professional and voluntary educational pursuits and leisure activities with digital library resources through the Navy Digital Library and the Ashore and Afloat Library Program. The Ashore and Afloat Library Program also provides leisure reading materials in print and audio formats. Access to an array of information sources and leisure materials is available 24/7, worldwide. The digital resources on Navy Digital Library include eBooks (OverDrive, Tumblebooks, RB Digital), downloadable audiobooks, genealogy databases (Ancestry.com), a financial database (Morningstar) and newspapers. The digital library also includes 5,000 full-text journals and magazines, DSST and CLEP test preparation materials, popular magazines and do-it-yourself databases.
Ashore libraries are located on 27 naval installations and provide a variety of print and audiovisual materials for checkout to eligible customers. The libraries provide access to the internet through computers and wireless at no charge. Most installation libraries conduct special programs, such as story hours and summer reading programs, classes, and book clubs, as well as author and book talks.
Afloat libraries include collections of print and audiovisual materials but they vary in size depending on the type of vessel. At one end of the spectrum is a carrier, which may have a collection as large as 15,000 volumes. At the other end, a submarine may have a collection of only a few hundred items. Monthly shipments of paperback books are provided to the fleet. As a part of the Afloat Library Program, the Navy General Library Program provides an "opening day" collection for every new ship entering the Navy's active fleet.
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:
Learn more about the Morale, Welfare and Recreation Digital Library at Military OneSource.
Installation Specific Information (Air Force)
The JBPHH Library provides an avenue for service members, family members, DoD employees, and retirees to continue their professional and self-developmental educational pursuits, as well as resources for productive use of leisure time. Many online products, including downloadable audio books, e-books, and college level practice tests, are available from the library's website, Navy Knowledge Online, and the Air Force Portal. In addition, the library offers customer-use computers with Internet access as well as Wi-Fi access, free of charge. Twice a month story time, summer reading programs, and an annual creative writing contest are just a few of the many programs offered at the library.
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