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The Navy General Library Program (NGLP) manages the Navy’s MWR Library Program.

Ashore Libraries, Afloat Libraries & a Digital Library. In addition to these activities we also manage the DoD MWR Library Initiative:

DoD MWR Library Support:

DoD Summer Reading Program

NGLP manages the DoD-wide Summer Reading Program & now the Virtual Summer Reading Program for more information visit:

DoD MWR Digital Library Resources: Manages the acquisition of 21 Digital services, providing access to all eligible customers across the Department of Defense.

Deployed Forces Support (managed by the Army General Library Program): Includes compact, battery-powered audio books and monthly shipments of popular paperbacks to deployed units.

Ashore Libraries

Base Libraries offering a wide variety of books and periodicals, computer resources and programs which enhance opportunities for educational research and recreational reading.

See a list of our libraries here:

Other Shore Support includes:

Brig Library Support
Paperback books are provided to three consolidated brigs (Miramar, Charleston and Chesapeake). Small Correctional facilities also receive paperbacks if requested. Professional library guidance is provided to the Navy Corrections Program (PERS-00D).

Military Mission Support
Paperbacks and magazines are provided to more than 25 Security Assistance Offices & Defense Attache Offices in the Unified Pacific Command (mandated by DoDI 1015.10).

Afloat Libraries

Paperback book support is provided to all USS class vessels and to USNS class vessels manned with military personnel.

Overseas Contingency Support – as funding allows
Laptops, Jane’s Reference Collections, Playaways (self-contained audio books), small electronics and games, and DVD collections for personal use also are provided.

New Ship/Sub Library Outfitting
NAVSEA funds an initial library for every new ship and submarine. These initial libraries consist of laptops, hardback books, paperbacks, magazines, Playaways, DVDs, small electronics, games and other materials as determined by ship personnel. Once initial outfitting is completed normal updates to the libraries is funded by the Ship’s OPTAR.

Navy e-Reader Device -- As seen on CNN - Overseas Contingency Support funded

A self-contained e-Reader pre-loaded with 300 titles, including many Navy Professional Reading Program titles. The NeRDs will not be updated. NeRD 2.0 is in development.