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Patch Library

About Us

Army Libraries offer a wide range of services worldwide. As a patron of the libraries, you and your Family have access* to:

  • Books, audiobooks, movies, music, and video games
  • Downloadable content including eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMusic, and eMovies
  • Online databases for research and homework help
  • Computer stations with Internet
  • Personalized help with your questions
  • Events, classes, and storytimes (currently online or suspended due to COVID-19)
  • Summer reading clubs and books discussion groups
  • Meeting or study rooms
  • Copy and print services

Register for an account at your nearest library, or if you are deployed in a remote location, please see the Army Libraries Web site to learn more about services. After registering, you can use our catalog to manage your account. My Account allows you to renew and request books, access online content, create wish lists, write reviews, and request books while deployed.

* Note: some services may not be available at all locations.

Patch Library

  • Largest collection in Europe with more than 80,000 items
  • Patron self-checkout
  • Downloadable content such as e-books, e-audio books, music, and videos
  • Free computer lab with 21 computers, all with limited internet access (personal email sites are blocked) and printing up to 10 pages per day, per patron
  • Access to more than 50 subscription databases
  • Free WiFi throughout the library
  • Large multi-purpose room which can be reserved or is open for homework or group projects
  • Reading and work areas throughout the library
  • Teen’s area with tables, chairs, and bean bag lounges and an extensive Young Adult collection

Not sure how to download our content to your e-reader? Just stop by or give us a call! We have detailed instructions for all types of e-readers and portable devices. If you are interested in items not currently found on our shelves, we will be happy to locate them for you through the Army Europe Libraries Inter-library Loan program with more than 20 participating libraries in Europe.

Would you rather access our databases from the comfort of your own home? Would you like to place holds and renew your checked out items? If so, ask us about setting up an online account!

 

Volunteer Opportunities

Interested in volunteering in our USAG Stuttgart Libraries?

Please visit or email the Patch Library to learn more about our volunteer opportunities.

Army Europe Libraries

 On the U.S. Army Europe Libraries Web site: 

Frequently Asked Questions

1. How can I get to the library website?

Library catalog:

https://mwrlibrary.armybiznet.com/search~S102

Clicking on the link for Stuttgart Library located on the left of the page will take you to the MWR Library page: https:// https://dodmwrlibraries.org/

2. How do I become a library cardholder?

Patrons can sign up for a library account by visiting the circulation desk at the Library. 

3. Is there a limit on the number of books that can be checked out at one time?

We recommend not checking out more items than you can reasonably be responsible for and return on time.   

4. How long may I check items out for?

  • Books, audio books and CD's have a 3 week check out. 
  • TV series have a 2 week check out.
  • Movies and video games have a 1 week check out. 

5. Can I order items from other libraries?

Yes. You can either log into your online account to request an item or ask the library staff for assistance. You can request 5 items at a time per account. 

6. What happens if I lose a library item?

Contact a Library staff member and they will coordinate with the Librarian at the owning library to be given a title to purchase as replacement. It will be either a new identical purchased copy or a similar item of equal value.  Items must be submitted with the sales receipt.

7. How will I get notified if a library item is past due?

When registering for your new library account we ask for an e-mail. Our system sends information, whether to inform on an overdue item or the arrival of a requested item. After the fourth notice, the account will be locked. No further notice will be sent, but the item remains on the account until returned. 

8. What kind of events or promotions do you put on?

Weekly story time, Lego Club, Summer Reading Program and other, seasonal programs. 

9. Can you download e-books to your phone or tablet?

Yes, through the DOD MWR Libraries site.  From there one can download e-books or e-audio to every type of e-reader (i.e.: IPad, Nook, tablets, kindle, and etc.). Pamphlets are available with instructions on how to set up an e-reader. 

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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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Lego Club

We bring the Legos, you bring your imagination!

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Lego Club

We bring the Legos, you bring your imagination!

Jul 18 2:30 pm - 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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