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2020 Holiday  Library Closures
Tuesday, January 14 Training Day Closed
Monday, January 20 MLK Day Closed
Monday,February 17 Presidents Day Closed
Thursday, March 5 Staff Training Day Closed from 0700-1200
Sunday, April 12 Easter Closed
Monday, May 25 Memorial Day Closed
Friday, June 19  Org Day Closed

Friday-Saturday, July 3-4

Independence Day Closed
Monday, September 7 Labor Day Closed
Monday, October 12 Columbus Day Closed
Wednesday, November 11 Veterans Day Closed
Thursday-Friday, November 26-27 Thanksgiving Day Closed
Thursday-Friday, December 24-25 Christmas Day Closed
Thursday, December 31 New Year Eve Closed
Friday, January 1 New Years Day Closed

Schedule subject to change





Restrictive ROE

Library Services Update (as of 14 Sept 2020)

The library building is closed to the public

  • Patrons--to include new arrivals--with computer-related needs (e.g., cyber awareness training, orders) are to contact their staff group advisors, teaching team leaders, supervisors, gaining station POCs, etc., for further guidance.
  • Library materials may be checked out at this time. Select the above orange-colored rectangular box named "Library Materials Pick-up Request." Of note:
    • Must be a library cardholder
    • Ensure you select Combined Arms Research Library when navigating the Army University Library System catalog
    • This procedure only applies to materials that are currently checked in. For materials currently checked out, select the Reserve button from that material's record to start the process. 
    • Limit of 10 items of nonacademic materials
    • You are required to wear masks or cloth facial coverings when picking up requested materials
  • CARL databases are available 24/7. Must be a library cardholder to access subscription databases.
  • For research and reference assistance, email us.
  • In-demand digitization services of archival print materials are supported from CARL's Archives and Special Collections.
  • Staff members do not print out assignments, government documents, etc., for students.
  • Interlibrary loan may be limited due to state- and country-wide closures.
  • Use the outside book drop to return library materials.
    • Returned library material are required to spend 7 days in quarantine before they are CHECKED IN and then made available for checkout.
  • SAMS students and faculty are to make appointments (0900-1100, 1300-1630) for pulling their respective block-related books. 
    • Up to 5 people will be allowed to pull items during the same block of time.
    • If the time needed is blocked out, call the Circulation desk (758-3001) to see if a staff member can accommodate you.

Library Hours for pickup

Monday-Friday: 0900-1500

E-mail library staff with requests for materials using the required form. Below are the steps:

  1. Requests are to be sent through Patron Pull Request form. If you call for materials, you will be directed to make your request through this form.
  2. Requests for pickup can only be scheduled Monday-Friday between the hours of 0900-1500.
  3. A staff member will meet you at the foyer (just inside the main entrance doors) with your requested items.  You are required to wear masks or cloth facial coverings when picking up requested materials.
  4. SAMS students are to bring their own bags or totes to transfer the material from the library to their vehicles if picking up a large amount of material.


CARL Contact Information:

Reference Desk Contact Information:

Telephone: (913) 758-3053


Circulation Contact Information:

Telephone: (913) 758-3001/3002

Email Address:

Archive and Special Collection Contact Information:

Telephone: (913) 758-3161

Email Address:

CARL Mailing Address:

Ike Skelton Combined Arms Research Library
Eisenhower Hall
250 Gibbons Ave
Fort Leavenworth, KS 66027-7800


Library hours are subject to change