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US National Libraries


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National Library of Education

The Library’s collection focuses on education, but also includes fields such as law, public policy, economics, urban affairs, sociology, history, philosophy, and information science. The Library also serves as a depository under the Federal Depository Library Program of the U.S. Government Printing Office, making available documents produced by various other federal government agencies.

GPO’s Federal Digital System (FDsys)

FDsys provides free online access to official Federal Government publications and securely controls digital content throughout its lifecycle to ensure content integrity and authenticity.

Army Morale, Welfare and Recreation Library

MWR, is a network of support and leisure services (see AAFES) designed for use by U.S. soldiers (active, Reserve, and Guard), their families, current and retired DoD civilian employees, military retirees, veterans with 100 percent service-connected disability and other eligible participants.

Catalog of U.S. Government Publications (CGP)

The CGP is the finding tool for federal publications that includes descriptive information for historical and current publications as well as direct links to the full document, when available. Users can search by authoring agency, title, subject, and general keywords, or click on “Advanced Search” for more options.

Federal Depository Library Directory (FDLD)

The Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) was established by Congress to ensure that the American public has access to its Government’s information. Since 1813, depository libraries have safeguarded the public’s right to know by collecting, organizing, maintaining, preserving, and assisting users with information from the Federal Government. The FDLP provides Government information at no cost to designated depository libraries throughout the country and territories. These depository libraries, in turn, provide local, no-fee access to Government information in an impartial environment with professional assistance.

Federal Libraries Resources  
From e-governement and disaster planning , to outsourcing and content mangement, FLICC and its members have developed and collected resources on those issues most critical for federal libraries and information centers.

National Libraries Columbia University Research Guide  
Many of the departments and agencies of the U.S. government are involved in research and development, and fund their own libraries to support those efforts. The catalogs of those libraries are increasingly available on the web to anyone, and can serve as excellent research tools for academic purposes. In many cases, the libraries are very specialized. Often the books and journal articles listed are available through interlibrary loan. There also may be specialized research tools on the library web site, such as bibliographies.

The Central Intelligence Agency ( Library )  
The CIA releases millions of pages of documents each year and frequently releases items of public interest on this website. The Library contains a wealth of information, from unclassified current publications to basic references, reports and maps.

Woodrow Wilson Center Library   
The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars is the official memorial to our nation’s 28th president. More than just a collection of marble pillars and famous quotes, the Center is “a living memorial,” a gathering place for some of the best and brightest scholars and experts from around the world. Their work is the centerpiece of our activity and informs the nation’s public policy debates with nonpartisan and relevant research and information.

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Library   
FOIA Library, containing 6,700 documents and other media that have been scanned from paper into digital copies so you can read them in the comfort of your home or office. Included here are many new FBI files that have been released to the public but never added to this website; dozens of records previously posted on our site but removed as requests diminished; files from our previous FOIA Library,

US Merchant Marine Academy Library (Schuyler Otis Bland Memorial Library)   
The Academy library is dedicated to providing information and services to further the education process at Kings Point by offering resources in a variety of formats from traditional to high tech. Easy access to the resources quickly provides the reference, research, and reading material needed to support the curriculum.

US Coast Guard Academy Library  
The mission of the Coast Guard Academy Library is to support the Academy’s educational and training missions by providing quality library services, resources, and facilities to the students, faculty and staff of the United States Coast Guard Academy. The Academy Library also supports the mission of the Department of Homeland Security as resources permit.

Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS) Library  
The Learning Resource Center strives to support scholarship and facilitate healthcare education at the Uniformed Services University. In pursuit of this goal, the LRC provides world-class and worldwide access to current, comprehensive, and historical medical information sources; educates users on the most efficient research methods,

Marine Corps Intelligence Activity (MCIA) Library   
The Marine Corps Intelligence Activity (MCIA) is the Intelligence Support and Coordination Center for the Marine Corps Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Enterprise. MCIA produces all-source intelligence, provides intelligence services, and conducts intelligence and counterintelligence operations in support of current and future operations and force development.

U. S. Army War College Library and Archives  
The U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center (USAHEC) makes available contemporary and historical materials related to strategic leadership, the global application of Landpower, and U.S. Army Heritage to inform research, educate an international audience, and honor Soldiers, past and present.

National War College Library  
NDU will create strategic advantage by developing joint warfighters and other national security leaders and forging relationships through whole-of-nations and whole-of-government educational programs, research and engagement.

Naval War College (NWC) Library (Henry E Eccles Library)  
The U.S. Naval War College (NWC) on Coaster Harbor Island in Narragansett Bay. The Naval War College’s missions today are developing strategic and operational leaders, helping the Chief of Naval Operations define the future Navy, strengthening maritime security cooperation and supporting combat readiness

US Army Chaplain Center and School Library  
The Chaplain School library provides a wealth of information and reference material. The library is leading the charge in cutting-edge technology and services. Bibliographic Verification, Directional Questions, FAX Services, Ready Reference Questions, Research Assistance, Social Media, True Reference Questions, Other

Defense Acquisition University Library (David D Acker Library and Knowledge Repository)  
The DAU KR and Acker Archives will provide products, via both physical and virtual environments, and exceptional user-oriented service, that satisfies the 21st Century Defense Acquisition Workforce’s need for user-defined, job-oriented knowledge and situational awareness. By providing this, the DAU KR and Acker Archives will enhance individual and workforce ability to provide the warfighter necessary capability within allocated resources.

National Guard Professional Education Center (Bumpers Library)   
National Guard Professional Education Center Library (also known as the Bumpers Library) serves the National Guard Professional Education Center’s faculty, staff, students, and conferees. The library collection includes books, periodicals, videos, and audio recordings, as well as military and National Guard history.

Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) Library (Marshall Center Research Library)  
The DISCS Library is the only known library in the world dedicated exclusively to Security Cooperation. It contains an extensive collection of materials, textbooks, publications and periodicals (foreign and domestic) focusing primarily on foreign affairs, national security, current events, and related topics impacting security cooperation. It also provides reference, bibliographic, and inter-library loan and other related services for faculty and students. Classified materials are available for those students who have a “need to know” and a security clearance.

Air Force Academy Library (McDermott/Cadet Academic Library)  
The reference collection contains standard and specialized works on most subject areas. We also provide for electronic searching of selected indexes and access to on-line and CDROM databases that are available to cadets at no cost. You may use U.S. government and international agency documents in the Academy’s Documents Depository. Our special collections include major works in aeronautics and military aviation history as well as other documents and papers from distinguished Air Force and military officers.

US Army Sergeants Major Academy (USASMA) Library   
The Ike Skeleton Combined Arms Research Library (CARL) is the research center for the CGSC and the CAC. It also serves other TRADOC installations as well as military scholars and researchers throughout the United States and overseas. As the post’s general library, it provides support for information needs, personal development, and recreation to all members of the Fort Leavenworth community.

Air University Library (Muir S Fairchild Research Information Center)  
The Muir S. Fairchild Research Information Center (MSFRIC), founded in 1946, is the premier library in the Department of Defense (DOD). It houses well-balanced collections especially strong in the fields of war fighting, aeronautics, Air Force and DOD operations, military sciences, international relations, education, leadership, and management.

Walter Reed Army Institute of Research Library (Gorgas Memorial Library)  
The Gorgas Memorial Library’s mission is to support WRAIR and NMRC researcher’s efforts to perform innovative and accountable research in support of the Warfighter. A key goal is to make relevant literature resources available by providing timely access to biomedical information regardless of original format or location.

Joint Forces Staff College (JFSC) Library (Ike Skelton Library)  
Joint Forces Staff College (JFSC), the Norfolk, Virginia, element of the National Defense University (NDU), our nation´s premier Joint Professional Military Education institution.

US Naval Academy Library (Nimitz Library)   
As the undergraduate college of our country’s naval service, the Naval Academy prepares young men and women to become professional officers of competence, character, and compassion in the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps. Naval Academy students are midshipmen on active duty in the U.S. Navy. They attend the academy for four years, graduating with bachelor of science degrees and commissions as ensigns in the Navy or second lieutenants in the Marine Corps.

Library of the Marine Corps (LoMC)  
The mission of the Library of the Marine Corps (LoMC) is to support study and research throughout the Marine Corps in expeditionary, tactical, operational and strategic warfare in a joint and combined environment by providing comprehensive storage, retrieval, analysis, and distribution of warfighting-related information.

Defense Information School (DINFOS) Library (SSG Paul D Savanuck Memorial Library)  
SSG Paul D Savanuck Memorial Library, the library of the Defense Information School (DINFOS), increasingly operates in the virtual environment, through links to Web-based databases and indexes and to Web sites. The library’s print collection reflects the courses of instruction offered at DINFOS, including broadcasting, journalism, photography and photojournalism, and public affairs.

Air Force Historical Studies Office Library  
The Air Force Historical Support Division is the book writing element of the Air Force History and Museums program and also provides historical services to the Headquarters, USAF. The Historical Support Office is located on Joint Base Anacostia – Bolling, in Washington DC.

US Army Academy Of Health Library: Digital Collections  
The Digital Collections of Stimson Library feature student research papers, historic Army medical publications, and technical reports.

US Army Medical Department Center and School Library (Stimson Library) 
Stimson Library serves as the academic library supporting the US Army Medical Department Center and School through its print and electronic collection providing access to its patrons locally and wordwide. The collection emphasizes military, management, medical, nursing, and allied health sciences and supports graduate programs, undergraduate training and medical research.

US Army Center of Military History (CMH)   
The Center Of Military History (CMH) is responsible for the appropriate use of history throughout the United States Army. Since its formation, CMH has provided historical support to the Army Secretariat and Staff, contributing essential background information for decision making, staff actions, command information programs, and public statements by Army officials.

US Military Academy Library and US Military Academy Cadet Library 
The United States Military Academy has been educating, training, and inspiring leaders of character for our United States Army and for the nation for more than 200 years. West Point provides a 47-month leader-development program steeped in academic rigor, military discipline, and physical challenges, all built upon a moral-ethical foundation. The academy is an internationally recognized institution for academic, military and physical excellence, and we are proud that today’s cadets will become tomorrow’s military, public and private-sector leaders.

US Army Armor School Research Library  
The MCoE HQ Donovan Research Library, Fort Benning, GA, and the US Armor Research Library, Fort Knox, KY, with a combined 150+ years of rich, Armor, Calvary and Infantry history, became the Maneuver Center of Excellence Library Division on 1 October 2009 as part of the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure Commission’s decision to move the Armor School to Fort Benning.

Army Logistics University Library   

Provide academic, technical, combat development, and doctrinal research support in a stimulating learning environment for the ALU, Sustainment Center of Excellence, US Army Training and Doctrine Command, Department of Defense, and other authorized users. Provide guidance and support concerning library matters to management and maintain close contact with civilian and other Department of Defense libraries to enable resource sharing and virtual reference services.

Combined Arms Research Library  
The Ike Skeleton Combined Arms Research Library (CARL) is the research center for the CGSC and the CAC. It also serves other TRADOC installations as well as military scholars and researchers throughout the United States and overseas. As the post’s general library, it provides support for information needs, personal development, and recreation to all members of the Fort Leavenworth community.

Naval Postgraduate School Library (Dudley Knox Library)  
Dudley Knox Library contributes to learning, research and teaching — anytime, anywhere — through relevant and evolving collections, tools, services, and spaces designed for NPS patrons of today and tomorrow.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration  
The mission of the NOAA Library and Information Services (LISD) is to ensure the delivery of scientific, technical, and legislative information to users. The library’s users include NOAA staff, general public, academia, industry, and other government agencies. The principal resource for accomplishing this mission is a research collection with a comprehensive coverage of: hydrographic surveying (from 1820) oceanography, meteorology, and hydrology (from 1870) living marine resources (from 1970 with selected coverage from 1870), and meteorological satellite applications (from 1960).