The Combined Arms Research Library (CARL) is a comprehensive reference and research center in the south wing of Eisenhower Hall. The library supports the Command and General Staff College, the research of the Combined Arms Center, family members, residents and employees of Fort Leavenworth, retirees, and military scholars worldwide.
The library holds more than 300,000 books, as well as large collections of other media such as microfilm, and video and audio tapes. CARL provides access to the Internet and a large number of commercial and government databases. Primary emphasis in the collections is military art and science and military history. Other significant subject areas covered in depth include general history, international relations and leadership as well as archival and unique special collections typical of a large research library.
A general collection (previously the Post Library), composed of fiction, children’s, and popular nonfiction works, is incorporated into CARL. Children’s story hours are offered weekly.