Redstone MWR Library
- Computers & Internet
The library’s computer lab has eight (8) CAC-enabled computers. A CAC is not required to use them. Users must have a Library account and must sign-in on the computer lab sign-in sheet. Computers may be used by any Library patron age 18 and older. Younger patrons may use computers if supervised by a registered parent/guardian. Parents must accompany children in the lab.
USB/flash drives will not work on Library computers due to security protocol.
There is a time limit when others are waiting to use the computers. If you have been on the computer longer than thirty (30) minutes, you may be asked to give up your seat if someone is waiting. Uniformed military personnel on official business or conducting training have waitlist priority and there is no time limit for those purposes.
No phone calls are allowed in the computer lab without prior staff permission.
Free wireless internet is available throughout the library. The WiFi network name is “urarmystrong-guest.” Portal authentication using a valid email address is required for access. Guests are allowed to connect with one device per day. Please note, this is an unsecure wireless network..
Printing & Copying
Printing and copying are 10¢ per page for black and white (no limit), and 25¢ per page for color (limit 10). Library printers and copiers use only library-supplied paper. Cash only.
Faxing & Scanning
Faxing and scanning services are available at the circulation desk. Faxing is 10¢ per page and cover sheets are available free of charge. Cash only. Scanning is free and will arrive as a pdf document.
- Frequently Asked Questions
Where is the Library?
The Family and MWR Library is located in Building 3323 on Redeye Rd off of Vincent Drive. We are less than one mile south of the Exchange/Commissary and three blocks north of the One Stop and Pershing Welcome Center.
Who can use the MWR Redstone Library?
The Library is open to everyone in the Redstone Community, including military, civilians, retirees, contractors, and family members of any of the aforementioned.
What do I need in order to use the Library's services?
In order to check out materials, use the Library computers, and/or access the Library's online services, you will need a Library account. A Library account can be set up at the MWR Redstone Library using the ID you use to access post (typically a Military ID or CAC).
How long can I check out materials?
Books, audio books, magazines, and graphic novels can be checked out for three (3) weeks. There is no limit on the number of books that can be checked out. TV Series can be checked out for two (2) weeks, and movies can be checked out for (1) week. The check out limit on movies is 10 and one TV series counts as 3 movies. All materials are eligible for renewals unless on hold for another patron.
How can I see what the library owns?
Our online catalog is available 24/7 to search for books, movies, audiobooks, and ebooks.
I'd like to request an item that the Library does not own. How can I do this?
To request an item call the Library at +1 (256)876-4741 or come into the Library and we will fill out a request card for you. Book requests that cannot be filled through our vendors, can usually be filled through our Interlibrary Loan service (see below).
Does the Library have an Interlibrary Loan Service?
The Library offers an Interlibrary Loan (ILL) service to its patrons. This service allows the Redstone MWR Library to request books from other libraries, including but not limited to: other military libraries, public libraries, and college and university libraries. To request an ILL book, call +1(256)842-0994 or visit the Library.
Does the Library have CAC-enabled computers that I can use?
The Library computer lab has eight (8) CAC-enabled computers. In order to use the computer lab, patrons must have a Library account and must sign-in on the computer lab sign-in sheet. There is a thirty (30) minute time limit when others are waiting to use the computers. For security purposes, USB/flash drives cannot be used on Library computers.
Does the library provide printing services to the public?
Printing, copying, scanning, and faxing services are available to the public for a small fee. Printing, copying, and faxing are 10¢ per page for black and white, and 25¢ per page for color. Scanning is free.
What kind of online resources does the Library offer?
The Library offers many online resources, including informational databases, e-books, e-audiobooks, e-movies, online magazine subscriptions, Rosetta Stone language learning program, continuing education courses, genealogy tools, financial information, and car repair and test preparation guides. All can be accessed on our eResources page.
What do I need in order to access the Library's online resources?
A Library account is needed in order to access the Library's online resources. To set-up an account, visit the Redstone MWR Library. If you have already set-up a Library account, your web login is the e-mail address you provided when registering with the Library. If you do not know your PIN, you can have it sent to your e-mail by using the "forgot or need a PIN?" link.
Does the Library offer proctoring?
The Library offers proctoring free of charge. Please call +1(256)842-0994 to make arrangements.
Does the Library accept donations?
Please call or come in to check with the Library before donating items. The Library does not resell used books and only accepts donations on an as-needed basis.
The Redstone MWR Library retains unconditional ownership of all donated items. Items may be added to the collection per staff discretion. Items not added to the collection will be given away for free in a designated public area. The full donation policy is available upon request.
Does the Library have activities for children?
The Redstone MWR Library offers various children's programming throughout the year intended to foster the joy of reading and creative thinking in children.
The Library hosts a weekly Story Time on Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. Story Time is open to any child, but lends itself to toddlers and pre-school age children.
Additionally, the Library has an outdoor "StoryWalk" during the warmer months of the year. Stations are set up in front of the library for children and their parents to enjoy reading an entire picture book together as they walk.
Each summer, the Library organizes a Summer Reading Program that includes a host of free activities and giveaways for children and teens. This is a fun summer-long program that promotes reading and literacy.
Does the Library offer any special collections?
The Library owns all titles on the Army Chief of Staff's Professional Reading List, a collection of books covering a range of topics from military affairs, politics, economics, and international issues. This collection is a supplement to the Library's general military collection, which includes numerous titles on American wars.
The Library also maintains a Local Interest section that includes books and other materials published about Redstone Arsenal, Huntsville and surrounding areas, and the state of Alabama.
- Catalog and E-Resources
Can't make it to the Library?
Our online catalog is available 24/7 to download e-books, audiobooks and movies to your devices.
Your web login is the e-mail address you registered when you became a member of the library. If you do not know your PIN, you can get it sent to your e-mail by using the "forgot or need a Pin?" link.
We look forward to seeing you soon! If you have any questions, please email us or call us at +1 (256)876-4741.
Read books on the go!
OverDrive is the Army's Digital Media Library and includes eBooks, eAudiobooks, videos, and music. Featured this month are books to help you get in the holiday spirit--from Christmas romances to holiday cookbooks, there's something for everyone this season. Looking for a book to read by the fire? Also featured this month are books set " in the snow." If the holidays stress you out, check out some of the relaxation and stress management books featured this month. Check out OverDrive for more information.
Zinio & OneClickDigital
Zinio and OneClickDigital no longer require a passcode!
You can now sign into these resources using only your e-mail and pin (set-up at the Library). When you access OneClickDigital or Zinio for the first time, you'll have to set up an account for your personal listening and magazine reading, BUT you no longer have to provide a passcode.
Zinio and OneClickDigital are available through our online catalog under the Online Resources section.
If you need help accessing these resources, just call the Library at +1 (256)876-4741.
Hours of Operation
|Tuesday||9:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.|
|Wednesday||9:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.|
|Thursday||9:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.|
|Friday||9:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.|
|Saturday||9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.|
*Due to Thanksgiving, the Library is closing early on Wednesday, Nov. 22 at 4pm and will remain closed through the weekend.*
*We reopen the following Tuesday, Nov 28, with our normal hours.*
The Redstone MWR Library is a general library and is open to everyone in the Redstone community, including military, civilians, retirees, and contractors.