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Feb 2021


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Library Services Update

Restrictive ROE

Library Services Update (as of 2 February 2021)

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 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.

Library Hours for pickup

Monday-Friday: 0900-1600

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 0900-1600.
  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.