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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. 


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Find Your Voice with the 2023 DoD MWR Summer Reading Program!

This summer, we’ll be exploring books, history, social sciences, and STEAM fields that empower readers of all ages to make their voices heard! Visit the DoD Beanstack page to find the Summer Reading Program nearest to you, then sign-up to log your reading time and earn prizes! Readers that are not located near a Library can also participate in the DoD Virtual Summer Reading Program. Our Libraries and Community Recreation Centers will be hosting special events all summer long that encourage patrons to read, learn, and speak up! Please contact if you have questions about participation, registration, or logging your time. 


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DoD MWR Libraries ( is a joint service initiative designed to create a better digital library user experience for members of the U.S. military community. Here you will find a one-stop site for over 80 online resources, available 24/7. Some of our resources include:
eBooks and Audiobooks
Ancestry Research
Music and Movies
DIY and Hobbies
Newspapers and Magazines
Tutoring Services
Children’s Corner
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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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