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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.
The Air Force Library Program provides an avenue for airmen and their families to continue their professional and self-developmental educational pursuits, as well as resources for productive use of leisure time. Libraries also procure mission-essential technical publications to support requirements of military personnel. Many online products, including downloadable audiobooks, eBooks and college-level practice tests, are available from installation library websites and on the Air Force Portal. Air Force libraries house a variety of print and audiovisual materials for checkout to eligible customers. They also offer customer-use computers with internet access, free of charge, and most have wireless internet capabilities. Many installation libraries conduct special programs, such as story hours and summer reading programs for children, as well as a variety of classes, author and book talks, and holiday and Air Force heritage events.
The Air Force Library Program consists of 91 libraries (73 general, seven academic and 11 scientific and technical), as well as 10 geographically separated library branches in Europe and eight learning resource centers in Southwest Asia. The Air Force Library Program also oversees procurement and distribution of educational and recreational materials to more than 150 remote sites and contingency operations in 40 countries around the globe. Air Force libraries serve more than 26.5 million customers, circulate 5.5 million items annually and house more than 5.6 million print, audio, video and online resources.
Active Duty, retired, civilians, family members, and contractors are able to have 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.