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:
Anyone who does not meet one of the above criteria can request permission to check out material. Approval is made on a case by case basis.
For any questions, please call the Circulation desk at 913-758-3001 or use the Ask a Librarian feature.
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 help you gain access to virtual resources.
The DoD MWR Digital Library provides online resources for Military families, soldiers, retirees, and DoD civilians for recreation, professional development, and academic support. Each branch of service has their own login portal that pulls from DEERS. All you need is your CAC and birthday to log in (family members under 12 will not have access to their own accounts, but will be able to use a sponsors account).
Material Types and Checkout Limits:
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.
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 - First Floor
All copiers/printers on the first floor and the student copier/printer on the second floor are able to scan and digitally send information to any email address.
Printing is limited to 50 pages per patron per day.
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 first floor. Ask reference staff for assistance.
The library has a reader printer for microfilm and microfiche on the first floor of the library. Ask reference staff for assistance.
There are 4 charging stations located around the library.