Air Force Library Programs
Air Force Libraries provide 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. Air Force Libraries also procure mission-essential technical publications to support job requirements of military personnel. Many online products, including downloadable audio books, e-books, and college level practice tests, are available from base library web pages and on the Air Force Portal. These libraries house a variety of print and audio-visual materials for check-out to eligible customers. In addition, Air Force libraries offer customer-use computers with Internet access, free of charge, and most have wireless Internet capabilities. Most base libraries conduct special programs, such as story hours and summer reading programs for youngsters, and offer a variety of classes, author and book talks, and holiday or Air Force heritage events.
The Air Force Library and Information System consists of 103 libraries (80 general, 9 academic, and 14 scientific and technical) as well as one Library Service Center at Ramstein AB in Germany, and nine Learning Resource Centers in Southwest Asia. The Air Force library program also oversees procurement and distribution of educational and recreational materials to over 280 remote sites and contingency operations in 40 countries around the globe. Air Force libraries serve over 12.6 million customers annually and house a total of 9 million + print, audio, video and online resources.
Military OneSource On-Line Library
Our mobile military members often don't have the resources of a brick and mortar library on hand to provide entertainment, learning or solace. The Online Library provides those resources while the members are in transit or deployed. One-stop shopping for all library resources in print, electronic and downloadable format are available online, 24/7. The library provides recreation, lifelong learning, reference, and career resources for all ages and interests. All resources including audio and eBooks are free. Resources are available anywhere in the world where there is access to the internet.
Military OneSource On-Line Library provides 24/7 access to library materials that include:
- Ability to download free books from thousands of fiction and non-fiction titles, including animated children's books, or request a free paperback or digital Playaway book from Military OneSource.
- Access to data bases to pursue education, research careers, fix cars or home appliances, maintain or remodel apartments or homes, and more.