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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 Playaway audio books. 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 soldier 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 space, 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, books 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, audio books and children's books that are available anywhere, anytime after registering at your local library. Online homework tutoring is provided 24/7 through Tutor.com 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, 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 is here for you.

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.

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