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United States Navy
Post Library JEB Fort Story
Bldg 530 Solomons Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23459
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 Army general libraries. You will find something for soldiers and families in all locations and military stages. There are 70 libraries across seven countries with physical collections in all formats. They support professional, educational and recreational reading.
Installation libraries play an important role for soldiers. They offer technical publications to support job requirements. They also support career development. Soldiers can earn college degrees and certifications. They can update promotion packages. They can also prepare for transition or retirement and more. Computers are available for completing training or personal education.
These libraries are a “community couch” with programming, study and meeting spaces. There is something for everyone. Programs can include book clubs, story times and walks, game and movie nights. A themed summer reading program provides family fun. Evening and weekend hours accommodate busy schedules.
Makerspaces are now available in many Army libraries. All ages can explore and enjoy Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics, or STEAM.
Soldiers who are deployed or in a remote location can use the Army Morale, Welfare and Recreation Library Online. It offers a wide variety of electronic databases and downloadable content. Contact your installation library for questions about registration. If you’re not near an installation library, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Other eligible Army MWR Library users can enjoy online access too.
All Department of Defense service members and their families can also use the Morale, Welfare and Recreation Digital Library. It has a wide range 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:
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The Navy Morale, Welfare and Recreation Digital Library is always open, with more than 25 online services. It gives sailors, their families, retirees and civilians 24/7 access to a wide variety of material. The Navy MWR Digital Library and ashore and afloat libraries provide academic, research and career-development resources. Sailors can earn college degrees and certificates. They can update promotion packages, prepare to transition or retire and more.
The Navy MWR Digital Library portal has eBooks, audiobooks, newspapers and 10,000 full-text journals and magazines. It offers one-on-one tutoring, Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support tests, and College-Level Examination Program practice exams and study guides.
Ashore MWR libraries and resource centers are available on 31 naval bases. Eligible customers can check out a variety of print and audiovisual materials. The libraries provide free access to computers and Wi-Fi. Some have story hours, summer reading programs, classes and book clubs.
Afloat libraries include collections of print and audiovisual materials. They vary in size by vessel. Carriers may have a collection as large as 15,000 volumes. Submarines may have a collection of only a few hundred items. The fleet gets monthly shipments of paperback books. As a part of afloat library support, the Navy General Library Program provides an “opening day” collection for new ships entering the Navy's active fleet under an agreement with the Naval Sea Systems Command.
JEB Little Creek
The Library on JEB Little Creek is located at 1481 D Street. They are open Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Closed on Saturdays, Sunday and holidays. If you have questions you can call Phone 757-462-7691. The library offers the following:
Library Resources: Comprehensive book selection, several area newspapers, and over 80 current magazines
Library Offerings: Children's fiction & non-fiction area, story time for children three to five years old, study room, training room for large groups, young adult fiction & non-fiction area, Summer Reading Program, children's events, craft activity (monthly), and the latest bestsellers available for checkout.
Library Technology: Twenty computers including free Internet access, free wireless Internet access, and DVD's.
JEB Fort Story
The library is located at Fort Story is located in Bldg. T-530 Solomans Road, Fort Story, Virginia 23459. They are open Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Closed Saturdays, Sundays & holidays. Please call 757-422-7548. They offer the following:
Services: Internet - Broadband & Wireless, computer access, new DVDs, books on CDs, and latest Bestsellers available for checkout, Inter Library Loans (I'lls), copier machine/fax/scanning services, magazines & newspapers, and the coffee corner (hot beverages served upon request).
Programs: Three weekly story hours (2-11yrs), Summer Reading Program (June-Aug), monthly Teen Movie Night, special adult & children's events/contests, craft activities, etc. (monthly), basic computer classes, and small meeting facility (call for details).