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Who is Eligible


Authorized Patrons Today:

  • Active duty military (Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, and Coast Guard).
  • Members of the Reserve components and National Guard.
  • Retired military, including retired from the Reserves and National Guard.
  • Medal of Honor recipients and veterans with 100% service-connected disabilities.
  • Eligible family members who are officially sponsored (ID card holder) by authorized patrons in the above categories.
  • DOD and Coast Guard civilians, including appropriated and non-appropriated fund employees, when stationed outside the United States; stateside eligibility contingent upon resource availability.

These are generalized categories; eligibility per DoDI 1015.10.


Our Story


The DoD Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) Libraries are transforming to combine resources and efforts of the five branches of service (Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, and Space Force) to deliver the highest value of online library services to DoD Service members and families.


Because the internet is a popular and powerful tool for information access, education, and entertainment, the DoD joint service initiative is streamlining how MWR provides online access to library services and eResources - members can search for new library materials and upcoming programs at their local installation library; learn a new language; find a tutor; check out digital and audio books; these are just a few of the services to be offered in the new one-stop library shop.

DoD MWR Libraries, encouraging and empowering Service members and families to embrace life-long learning.




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