Redstone MWR Library
- Catalog, OverDrive, and Online Resources
Online Account (Web Login)
A library account is needed to access our online resources. To access your account online, you will use your Web login (the e-mail address provided at registration) and PIN. Once logged-in, you can place holds, renew items, and choose to opt-in to remember your checkout history.
OverDrive eBooks and eAudiobooks
OverDrive is the Army's Digital Medial Library and includes a huge selection of eBooks, eAudiobooks, and more. Overdrive uses the same web login and PIN as your library account. Check out the website for more information.
Other Online Resources
Other free resources include Mango Languages, RBDigital, Brain HQ, and Learning Express test preparation. Some sites may require you to create a separate account. There are many more online resources including e-magazines, genealogy tools, financial information, and car repair accessible on our Online Resources page.
- 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 nearly everyone in the Redstone Community who has an ID that grants access to post, including military, civilians, retirees, contractors, and family members.
*The only exception is the new 2019 installation access badge, which grants only partial access to the Library. Badgeholders can be authorized users on a family member's account and thereby gain access to library programs and the collection, but are ineligible for their own account at the library.*
What do I need in order to use the Library's services?
In order to checkout 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). You must have your own ID that grants access to post to have your own account (with the new 2019 installation access badge being excepted).
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. Movies and video games can be checked out for (1) week. The checkout limit on movies is 10 and one TV series counts as 3 movies. The limit on video games is 1 per account. 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, video games, 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 accept donations?
The Library is not currently accepting donations. However, we do have a free Book Exchange shelf where patrons can drop off items and pick up free items. Adding items to this Book Exchange is not tax deductible.
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.
- Computers, Printing, and Internet
No phone calls are allowed in the computer lab without prior staff permission.
The computer lab has eight (8) CAC-enabled computers. A CAC is not required to use 6 of them. Users must have a library account and must sign-in on the computer lab sign-in sheet. Computers may be used by any patron age 18 or older. Younger patrons may use computers if supervised by a registered parent/guardian. Parents must accompany children in the lab.
NOTE: Removable Media (USB/Flash Drives, CDs/DVDs) will not work on Library computers due to security protocols.
There is a time limit when others are waiting to use the computers. If you have been on a 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.
Free wireless internet is available throughout the library. Please note this is an unsecure wireless network. There is no wireless printing.
Printing and Copying
Printing and copying are $0.10 per page for black and white, and $0.25 per page for color. Cash only. Printing is single-sided and limited to 100 sheets. Library printers and copiers use only library-supplied paper. For more extensive printing needs, try MWR's One Point Print Services.
Faxing and Scanning
Faxing and scanning services are currently available at the circulation desk. Starting Oct. 1 2019, Faxing is $0.20 per page. Scanning is $0.10 per page and will arrive as a pdf document. Cash only. Limit for Faxing and Scanning is 25 pages per fax or scan.
The Library has a 3D printer service as well. The filament is library-provided PLA only of various colors. Printing is $0.10 per gram plus $1.00 fee per print job as of 7/31/2019. A library account and signing a policy agreement are required.
This Family and MWR Activity is closed until further notice as a precautionary safety measure due to the COVID-19 virus. Please check back regularly for re-opening announcements. In addition, please follow Team Redstone social media and local news outlets for updated information.
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.|
(Also, please note that the library does not have late fees and all email notices are automated. Most checked out items have been automatically renewed for an extended period. If you are unable to return items or do return items to our drop box and staff are not able to check them in, you can safely ignore the email messages.)
The Redstone MWR Library is a general library and is open to everyone in the Redstone community, including military, civilians, retirees, and contractors.
The Library offers a variety of programs and services, as well as a collection featuring the latest books, movies, tv shows, video games, audiobooks, and eBooks.