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McChord Beanstack: https://mcchord.beanstack.org/reader365

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, Madigan Army Medical Center or Yakima Training Center.
  • An intern, medical student, ROTC student, or foreign service member training at Madigan Army Medical Center or Joint Base Lewis-McChord.
  • A transitional assistance Service member 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.
  • Madigan Army Medical Center in-patients and their families may also qualify for short-term cards.

Get a PIN

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

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

To obtain your 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 "Forgot or Need 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. JBLM 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 and music CDs
  2. 14 day checkout: TV series
  3. 7 day checkout: Movies, video games and 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 two 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. 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.

If the book returns are full, please do not leave materials outside.

Interlibrary loan materials 

  1. Materials borrowed for JBLM library 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 JBLM libraries.

Library Services
  • Library Online Resources brochure
  • Access to 100,000 books, audiobooks, movies, TV shows, music and 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 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

JBLM libraries support 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.

Makerspace

The McChord Library has a Design Studio, which provides patrons with access to a collaborative work space for making, learning, exploring, and sharing using high tech to no tech tools.

Museum Passes

Passes are available for the Tacoma Art Museum, Museum of Flight, Washington State History Museum, Foss Waterway Museum and Lakewold Gardens. Passes may be checked out for one week.

Check Out Washington

Partnering with the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission and the Washington State Library, we are excited to announce a program that allows individuals to check out a Washington State Park without paying the parking fee!

What's included? 
A special Library Discover Pass from the Washington State Parks, Washington branded backpack, adult and children's binoculars, field guides on: Washington Trees and Wildflowers, Washington Wildlife.

For more information visit https://waparks.org/checkoutwa/ and for recommended book lists visit: https://washstatelib.libguides.com/checkoutwaresources/home.

Check out an adventure pack from any of our JBLM libraries!

More Libraries

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Library Calendar

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Library Calendar

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Warrior Wellness Collection

Army MWR Library Warrior Wellness At EaZzz Collection– Check out this special collection of ebooks and audiobooks available in the DoD MWR Libby collection for Service Members and anyone dealing with stress and sleep. The titles are focused on sleep, mindfulness and stress relief.

Warrior Wellness Collection

Army MWR Library Warrior Wellness At EaZzz Collection– Check out this special collection of ebooks and audiobooks available in the DoD MWR Libby collection for Service Members and anyone dealing with stress and sleep. The titles are focused on sleep, mindfulness and stress relief.

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Army MWR Library New Circulation System

Army MWR Library has unveiled a New Circulation System!  All patrons should visit their garrison Library to update their login credentials on the new system. Once updated, patrons can renew their checkouts and reserve physical items from the library from wherever they are and pick them up after.

Army MWR Library New Circulation System

Army MWR Library has unveiled a New Circulation System!  All patrons should visit their garrison Library to update their login credentials on the new system. Once updated, patrons can renew their checkouts and reserve physical items from the library from wherever they are and pick them up after.

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Storytime at McChord Library

Jul 17 11 am
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Storytime at Book Patch

Jul 17 3:30 pm

Teen Anime Club

Jul 17 5 pm - 6 pm
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Teen Anime Club

Jul 17 5 pm - 6 pm
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Libby App

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Libby App

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Low Sensory Hour

Jul 18 9 am - 10 am
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Books & Brews

Jul 26 5 pm
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Crochet With Us

Aug 1 3 pm - 5 pm
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Silent Book Club

Aug 7 4:30 pm - 6 pm
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Adult Book Club

Aug 13 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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Back-to-School Beach Bash

Aug 24 11 am - 4 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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DONSA hours

Aug 30
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DONSA hours

Aug 30
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