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Explore the Library

As a service member, you know the importance of developing new skills, and your installation library is a great resource for professional development and learning. There’s so much there beyond books, including resume help, events information and research capabilities. And today, the libraries’ digital offerings allow you to access these resources from anywhere, at any time. For your family, the library is a great place to connect with the community and help kids begin lifelong learning.

Whether you’re new in town or want to maximize your downtime, here are ways to enjoy your installation library or access its online resources.

  • Take your next career step: Get resume help, find examples of cover letters, and look up new professional fields with the research tools available here. If you need to read up on a certain topic before a big meeting, take some quiet time here and settle in with the right materials. If you’ve made it past the resume stage, use one of your library’s private areas to do some interview prep.
  • Study: If you’re taking any kind of exam or certification, the library offers plenty of study guides and books on a wide range of topics to help you sharpen your test-taking skills. Use your library’s research tools to dig deeper into any subject or find a tutor to get some one-on-one help.
  • Find afterschool activities: The library is a great place for kids and teens, with plenty to stay busy with, including help with homework and school projects. With its quiet atmosphere, It’s the perfect location for study groups. Your children also can find plenty of material for research papers.
  • Make new friends: Beyond just book clubs, the library is home base for many local groups and community organizations. Get involved and join one of these groups to strengthen your local connections.
  • Do research: If you’re unsure how to tackle a new home project or looking into a new hobby, dig into the books, periodicals and even academic research available at your local branch. Become an expert and master your next task.
  • Entertain your kids: Even for the youngest of children, the library offers reading hours, local authors and playgroups. With e-books, movies and music to check out too, there’s plenty to enjoy and even take home.

Online, the Morale, Welfare and Recreation digital library offers countless free resources to service members and their families. For children and teens, there are reading guides and homework helpers. For service members and spouses, there are research and reference materials on hundreds of subjects from car repair to mutual funds. Everything’s digital, searchable and accessible 24/7. Learn more about the digital library. Make your next career move or keep your kids happy on a rainy day by taking advantage of everything the library has to offer. It’s a centerpiece of your military community and even from home, the digital library can provide a wealth of resources to tackle any project.