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McChord Beanstack:

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.


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.

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 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.


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.

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Library Calendar


Library Calendar


Kids' Baking & Cooking Class

Apr 16 4:30 pm

Storytime at McChord Library

Apr 17 11 am

Storytime at Book Patch

Apr 17 3:30 pm

Teen Anime Club

Apr 17 5 pm - 6 pm

Low Sensory Hour

Apr 18 9 am - 10 am

Tiny Turkey Toddler Club

Apr 18 10 am - 11 am

Among Us Game Night

Apr 18 4:30 pm - 6 pm

Among Us Game Night

Apr 18 4:30 pm - 6 pm

Libby App


Libby App


Tabletop Gaming Club

Apr 19 4:30 pm

Pokémon Gaming Club

Apr 20 10:30 am - 12 pm

Homeschool Hub

Apr 22 1 pm - 2 pm

Homeschool Hub

Apr 22 1 pm - 2 pm

Celebrate Earth Day

Apr 22 3:30 pm - 5 pm

Budding Babies Enrichment & Stories

Apr 23 9:30 am - 10 am

Little Explorers

Apr 23 10 am - 11 am

Little Sprouts Enrichment & Stories

Apr 23 10:30 am - 11 am

Boho Wreath Making

Apr 24 11 am - 12 pm

Family Lego Night

Apr 24 4:30 pm - 6 pm

Tabletop Gaming Club

Apr 26 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

A Scandal in Bodgerton: Murder Mystery

Apr 26 5 pm - 7 pm