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United States Air Force
511 Holzapple St
Grand Forks AFB, ND 58205
Library programs differ by branch of service. You may have access to things like tutoring, educational courses, online programs and a variety of print and electronic materials. Hours, contact information and closings can be found here or by calling your installation’s library.
Get to know the Air Force Library Program. It has something for airmen and families in all locations and military stages.
Installation libraries play an important role in Air Force professional life. They offer technical publications to support job requirements and opportunities for career development. You can earn college degrees and certifications. You can also update promotion packages, prepare for transition or retirement and more. Many resources are available online through the Air Force Portal.
Installation libraries also offer community programs such as story hours and summer reading programs for children. There are author and book talks, and holiday and Air Force heritage events. Most libraries also offer access to computers, internet and basic office equipment such as copiers and fax machines. Programs and services vary by location. Contact your local installation library for more information.
All Department of Defense service members and their families can also use the Morale, Welfare and Recreation Digital Library. It provides an incredible array of resources for children and adults. Look for free tutoring, finance and language classes. You’ll find career transition assistance, car care advice, legal forms and more. Here is a sample of programs:
The Air Force Library Program has 91 libraries that serve more than 26.5 million customers. They circulate 5.5 million items annually and house more than 5.6 million print, audio, video and online resources. See what it can do for you and your family today.
Active Duty, retired, civilians, family members, and contractors are able to obtain access to the Grand Forks AFB library. The Grand Forks Air Force Base Library is an extensive resource center providing access to over 50,000 fiction, non-fiction and audio books, CD's, DVD’s, newspapers & magazines. Electronic resources include information on military, education, medicine, literature, art, business, sciences, careers, and a host of additional fields. World Catalog is the worlds largest library network just waiting for you to browse. Internet access, story time for preschool children, book discussions and a summer reading program are just some of the features of the Grand Forks AFB Library.
In addition to print books and magazines, there are audiobooks on CD and Playaway, DVD entertainment movies and subjects including an excellent offering of exercise videos. The Library also offers language learning services through Transparent Language for personal study. The Transparent Language system is also available online through the base Library. It includes are over 90 languages, a web-based flash card system, personal progress tracking, pronunciation analysis, language, cultural resources and more! This program is open to Air Force Active Duty, Air National Guard, Reservists, Retirees, and respective family members as well as our Air Force civilians and contractors Local programming includes a Book Discussion Group, weekly Story Time for preschool children, Story Hour programming for K-3rd grade, summer reading program, family story events, after school activities, special events for teens and a Summer Reading Program for all ages. The Grand Forks Air Force Base Library also offers quarterly and holiday Deployed Spouse Events and All Ages Family Events.
Academic and mission web research tools are purchased for ACC base libraries can be accessed from library computers as well as through the AF Portal and MyAirForceLife.com. Online databases allow access to thousands of magazines, books, and newspapers, include: Overdrive, Net Library, Safari ebooks, OneClickDigital Library, Transparent Language, Country Watch, EBSCO, Gale Group, Lexis-Nexis, News Bank, and Zinio. Online practice tests are also available on the Petersons.com website: CLEP, DSST, ASVAB, Military Flight Aptitude, AFOQT, GRE, GMAT, LSAT, GED, PSAT, SAT, ACT, Nursing, and Teaching (PRAXIS. The Library Education Section offers CLEP and DANTES study guides, language CDs and video/booklet kits.
The library also supports the following; Air University, Professional Military Reading Program, professional military educational curriculums and college classes offered on base. Instructional and recreational programming for adults is also available.