All library accounts are family accounts, set up under the sponsor's name. Only a sponsor or the spouse of a sponsor with a valid DoD ID are eligible to set up a library account. To check out materials and to view our licensed databases you need to have a library card. A person must meet one of the following criteria with appropriate identification:
For any questions, please call the Circulation desk at 913-758-3001 or use the Ask a Librarian feature.
Are There Other Libraries Nearby I Have Access To?
Yes! Being a resident or working in Kansas gains you access to a Kansas State Library Card, which you can obtain by asking for one at our Circulation desk. Learn more about the Kansas State Library at their website.
The Leavenworth Public Library is also nearby. They have physical and virtual collections to choose from. Find out more about their digital resources on their website.
The CARL is not a Moral Welfare and Recreation (MWR) Library, but we can still set you up with access to their virtual resources. Register for an MWR Virtual Library account by filling out the form below. To register, you must be stationed at or living around Fort Leavenworth and the Sponsor must have an MWR Library Account prior to dependents. You will be contacted via email once your registration is complete.
Renewals: You may renew most items up to 2 times if no other borrowers have requested it. To renew:
Requests/Holds: A request can be made by a borrower on an item that is checked out. Patrons will be notified when the item is available and the item will be held at the Circulation desk for 10 days. Only items with no copies on the shelves will be processed for holds.
Overdue, Lost and Damaged Items: The CARL charges no overdue fees. Failure to return library items within the time limits specified and/or failure to pay for materials lost by the borrower may result in suspension of library services to include borrowing of further materials, use of databases and other services. Privileges are restored after recalled or overdue items are returned, renewed or replaced. For information about the CARL's item replacement policy, visit the Circulation desk.
Reserves and Course Materials: Course Reserve Collections can be set up by instructors with library materials for which there is a demand during a course. Materials may be placed on reserve or In Library Use Only depending upon availability of the items at the discretion of the instructor. If items are available in the library’s collections to be placed on reserve, please allow a minimum of two weeks from when the items need to be available. If materials need to be purchased, please allow for a minimum of 6 weeks.
Out-Processing/Clearing: All Resident CGSOC students out-processing/clearing from Fort Leavenworth are required to out-process the library before leaving. Before departure, all library items must be returned or replaced if lost or damaged. The library participates in the centralized out-processing for the students.
Library Study Carrels: Study carrels on the second floor of the library are reserved for SAMS and CGSC Scholar Programs. Additional study areas and study tables throughout the library are available to everyone.
ASLSP Students: ASLSP Students have library accounts that they use to check out readings and research materials throughout the year as well as a book issue account that is only used for the books issued to them at the start of the school year.
Free Wi-Fi is available in Library. To use CARL's wireless network, select the access point named "Army University" in the available networks on your device.
Please be advised that:
Community computers - 1st floor
All copiers/printers on the 1st floor and the student copier/printer on the 2nd floor are able to scan and digitally send information to any email address.
Note: Staff members do not print out assignments, government documents, etc., for students.
The library has a flat board scanner at the microform reader area on the 1st floor.
There are four (4) charging stations located around the library.