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About CARL

November 2019

The Ike Skelton Combined Arms Research Library (CARL) is a dual missioned library serving the academic community of the Command and General Staff College (CGSC) and the military, family, military retiree, and civilian community of Fort Leavenworth.


Academic Mission

CARL advances the educational mission of the CGSC by providing scholarly resources and expertise in academic research support.

Academic Vision

CARL aspires to be the leader in the military academic library community by connecting military and government leaders to expert services and distinctive, relevant collections.

Community Mission

CARL provides educational and recreational resources and offers programs that enhance the lives of the Fort Leavenworth community.

Community Vision

CARL aspires to be the premier welcoming library for the Fort Leavenworth community by providing a gateway for lifelong learning and enriching lives.