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Navy General Library Program

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The Navy General Library Program (NGLP) manages the Navy’s MWR Library Program, which includes ashore and afloat Libraries as well as the Navy MWR Digital Library. 

DoD MWR Library Support:

2021 Summer Reading Challenge: Reading Colors Your World

Join your installation Summer Reading Challenge or the DoD MWR Libraries Virtual Reading Challenge! All DoD Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) customers of any age are encouraged to participate. Installation reading challenges include activities and incentives for reading. Look up your local reading challenge website at

The DoD Virtual reading challenge ( is from June 1 to August 31. Readers are automatically entered into the weekly gift card drawings when they log at least an hour of reading time. Read to win this summer!
No Navy endorsement implied.

Deployed Forces Support, managed by the Army General Library Program, includes providing compact, battery-powered audiobooks and monthly shipments of popular paperbacks to deployed units.


NavyMWR Digital Library ScreenshotNavy MWR Digital Library

The Navy MWR Digital Library offers more than 25 online services, available 24/7 from any location with Internet access, for Navy personnel and their families, civilians, and retirees. Many services have an optional mobile app to make accessing services even easier. Online services include:
eBooks & eAudiobooks
Language Learning
Journals, Magazines, & Newspapers
Test Preparation
Vehicle & Engine Repair
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Ashore Libraries

Base MWR Libraries and Resource Centers at 31 installations offer a wide variety of books, videos, magazines, computer resources and engaging programs which support mission readiness and resiliency through enhancing quality of life for Navy installation communities.

Search your local library collection using the list 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 SupportPaperbacks and magazines are provided to more than 25 Security Assistance Offices & Defense Attache Offices in the Unified Pacific Command (mandated by DoDI 1015.10).

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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.


img description Navy e-reader devices (NeRDs) are self-contained e-reading tablets pre-loaded with about 100 titles, including many CNO Navy Professional Reading Program titles.
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