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Located inside Grandstaff Library, Book Patch Children's Library is home to the Winter and Summer Reading Programs, various storytimes and myriad events for Families.

Get a Library Account

Stop by a JBLM Library and register for a library account today!

You’re eligible* if you are:

  • Active duty military (all services) or a Family member.
  • Retired military or a retired Joint Base Lewis-McChord civilian worker or a Family member.
  • A civilian employee or contract employee assigned to JBLM, MAMC or Yakima Training Center.
  • An intern, medical student, ROTC student, or foreign service member training at MAMC or Joint Base Lewis-McChord.
  • A transitional assistance Soldier or a Family member.
  • JBLM Education Center students with no military affiliation who have proof of enrollment.

* Members of the Armed Forces, civilian employees and contractors on TDY at JBLM qualify for short-term cards. MAMC in-patients and their Families may also qualify for short-term cards.

What can I do with my library card?

With a PIN, you can do the following from home (or anywhere else you have in internet access):

  1. Reserve and renew books, DVDs, music and games.
  2. Use online library databases.
  3. Access ebooks, eaudiobooks and emusic.

I'm ready to sign up. How do I get my PIN?

  1. Go to MY ACCOUNT. Note: if you receive the message "there is a problem with this website's security certificate" click on continue to this website (not recommended)."
  2. Click on GET A PIN.
  3. Enter the email address you provided when you registered for a library account.
  4. Click SUBMIT.
  5. Access your email and follow the instructions for creating your PIN.
Library Policies

Borrowing Policies & procedures:

To borrow library materials you must be a registered user. Show your library card or valid picture ID when checking materials out. For your protection, do not allow anyone else to use your library card. Report a lost library or ID card immediately by calling +1(253)967-5889.

  1. Please do not attempt to repair any damaged material.
  2. Lewis-McChord Libraries will not be responsible for any damage to the borrower’s audio or video equipment.

Check-out Periods

  1. 21 day checkout: Books, audiobooks, music CDs
  2. 14 day checkout: TV series
  3. 7 day checkout: Movies, video games, museum passes

If there's no hold on your checked-out materials, it's now automatically renewed!

Check-out Limits

  1. 99 books, talking books or magazines
  2. 10 Music CDs
  3. 10 DVDs
  4. 5 Video games

Reserved Material

Reserved library materials will be held at the circulation desk. Reserves can be made in person, by telephone, or through the online catalog.

  1. Reserves are filled in the order in which they are placed.
  2. Patrons will be notified as soon as the requested materials become available.
  3. Reserves are held for 5 business days.

Renewals

Most materials may be renewed at the Circulation Desk, by phone, or through the online catalog. Items on hold may not be renewed. You cannot renew anything if there is a block on your record. Items may be renewed up to 2 times.

Overdue Materials

  1. Overdue reminders will be emailed for materials not returned by the due date.
  2. Accounts will be blocked when item is 30 days overdue.

Return of Library Materials

Library materials may be returned to any library in the JBLM Library System: Grandstaff, Book Patch or McChord.

  1. After normal business hours, please return materials to:
  • Grandstaff Library Book Drop located by the front doors of the library.
  • Grandstaff Drive-Up Book Drop located in the parking lot behind the library building.
  • McChord Library Book Drop located in the tower in front of the education building.
  • McChord Library Book Drop located in the entry, outside of the library
  1. If the book returns are full, do not leave materials outside.

Interlibrary Loan Materials (ILL)

  1. Materials borrowed for Lewis-McChord Libraries cardholders from other libraries through ILL are subject to all loan periods, fines, rules and regulations established by lending libraries.
  2. ILL materials will be renewed only as permitted by the lending library.

Clearing
All library materials must be returned before clearing the Lewis-McChord Libraries. 

Library Services
  • Library Online Resources brochure
  • Access to 100,000 books, audiobooks, movies, TV shows, music, and video games
  • Downloadable content including eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMusic, and eMovies
  • Programs for kids, teens, and adults
  • Computer stations with Internet, Microsoft Office, and printing
  • Meeting room available for reservations
  • Study rooms
  • Free WiFi
Computers, Copies and More

Computers

Computers are available on a first-come, first-served basis. All Active Duty Service members and their Families, Retired Military, DoD Civilians, contractors, National Guard and Reservists are welcome to use the computers and printer.

All computers are equipped with commercial Internet access, Microsoft Office programs, and built-in CAC readers. Public computers may be used for one hour sessions and may be extended if no one is waiting.

Printing and Copying

Printing is available through an automated system. The machine accepts nickels, dimes, quarters and $1, and $5 bills. The first 15 pages of b/w printing/photocopying are free.  Additional pages are 10¢. Color printing is available for 50¢ per page.

Scanning and Faxing

You may scan directly to an e-mail address or fax to a phone number in the U.S. Both services are free.

Suggest a Purchase

We welcome your suggestions.

  1. Please check the online catalog to see if we already own the title you want before submitting this form.
  2. Any format - book, audiobook, CD, movie, video game or other may be suggested.
  3. Suggested purchases should be recent publications, within the last three years.

Suggest a purchase

Mission Statement

The Joint Base Lewis-McChord Libraries supports the development of a combat-ready force. The primary role in providing a combat-ready force is to assist in developing an informed, trained, up-to-date and focused Warrior. Additionally, the libraries seek to enhance the quality of life for the military community.

Museum Passes

Passes are available for the Tacoma Art Museum, Foss Waterway Museum, and Lakewold Gardens. Passes checkout for one week.

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Library Calendar

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Holiday Hours

May 27
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Budding Babies Enrichment & Stories

May 28 9:30 am - 10 am
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Little Explorers

May 28 10 am - 11 am
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Little Sprouts Enrichment & Stories

May 28 10:30 am - 11 am
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Kids' Baking & Cooking Class

May 28 4:30 pm
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Storytime at McChord Library

May 29 11 am
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Storytime at Book Patch

May 29 3:30 pm
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Family Lego Night

May 29 4:30 pm - 6 pm
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Libby App

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Libby App

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Talent Showcase

May 29 5 pm - 7 pm
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Low Sensory Hour

May 30 9 am - 10 am
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Tiny Turkey Toddler Club

May 30 10 am - 11 am
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Pokemon Gaming Club

Jun 1 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
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Silent Book Club

Jun 5 4:30 pm - 6 pm
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Troops & Kids

Hosted by BOSS and the Libraries!

Jun 5 6 pm - 7 pm
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Summer Reading Program

2024 Army MWR Library Summer Reading Program Sign up and start reading this summer! Track your reading minutes and earn prizes along the way. Register in person at your post library or here (online).

Summer Reading Program

2024 Army MWR Library Summer Reading Program Sign up and start reading this summer! Track your reading minutes and earn prizes along the way. Register in person at your post library or here (online).

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Crochet With Us

Jun 6 3 pm - 5 pm
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Crochet With Us

Jun 6 3 pm - 5 pm
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Family STEAM Club

Jun 7 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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Tabletop Gaming Club

Jun 7 4:30 pm