Library

Welcome to the Libraries at Edwards Air Force Base, a place for fun and relaxation, as well as education and learning. We look forward to providing you with access to information, resources and support for professional, military and educational research.

The Edwards Libraries strive to provide access to mission critical information, support professional military and voluntary education programs and enhance the quality of life for our community. In fulfillment of this purpose, we offer access to popular fiction, non-fiction, children’s books, young adult books, public computers, Chief of Staff of the Air Force reading list, CLEP and DANTES test books and DVDs, fax machine, typewriters, language course packages, research assistance, magazines, newspapers, online research databases, Interlibrary loans, books on CD, Playaways, popular movies, music CDs and video games.

Click here to visit the Online Catalog
Click here to view IRS forms

CHILDREN’S STORY TIME
Every Wednesday and Friday 10 am at the Edwards Library
Toddlers and pre-school children are invited to join us for a wonderful story time and create very unique craft projects. Volunteer readers are welcome!

Special Independence Day Storytime
Friday, June 30

SUMMER READING PROGRAM: “READING BY DESIGN”
June 2 – August 11
Sign-ups begin June 2 and will continue throughout the program.
Children of all ages are welcome to participate!
Join us every Friday at 10am for a special Summer Reading Program event.

COFFEE & COLORING
Every Tuesday, 11am – 2pm
Enjoy a cup of coffee or tea while coloring designs created for adults! For more information, please call 275-2665.

NEW AT THE LIBRARY
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The first-ever secure, pre-loaded learning tablet created just for children. The library currently owns 8 tablets for the following age groups: 3-5, 5-7, and 8-10. The installed applications cover a variety of topics including Math, Critical Thinking, and English Language Arts.

INTER LIBRARY LOAN
Inter-library loan and Document Delivery services are available through the Base Library to support the Mission and Educational goals of Edwards AFB. These services supplement the available resources currently offered by the Library. If you don’t find what you in need in our online catalog, periodical list, or databases, we may get it for you by sending a request to a lending library.

Inter-library Loan is a cooperative agreement between the lending and borrowing libraries for the benefit of the library user. Some libraries do not lend materials and others restrict what the lend. The following items cannot normally be borrow: Audio/Video tapes and CDs, Best Sellers, and Reference books.

To request an Inter-library Loan please visit the Library.

LANGUAGE LEARNING
At the Library
Available for a loan period of two weeks; each item may be renewed at the library only, if there are no pending requests by other customers.

Transparent Language Online
An effective and engaging language-learning program for libraries and their patrons. Online is packed full of pronunciation, speech, grammar, writing, and vocabulary building lessons for over 80 languages. Featuring top-of-the-line coursework combined with great social media resources. Transparent Language Online is a complete language-learning system. All users must register in person at the library and can then use it anywhere, anytime.

HOMEWORK HELP
Online Tutoring and Career help for military families is now available at tutor.com

Every tutor is screened, certified, and background checked, and no personal information is ever shared between student and tutor. Tutors work with one student at a time, the teach each process step-by-step to make sure the material is understood, but will never just give the answer.

Tutoring services are available for K-12 students. Career services are available to college students and adult learners including resume writing, test preparation, and family budgeting.

Please visit the library for more information and to request a passcode.

UNIVERSAL CLASS
Edwards AFB Library, in partnership with the Recorder Books and the Air Force Library Program, is please to announce the introduction of Universal Class Library Edition, a powerful new online continuing education service designed specifically for use by the patrons of public libraries.

Universal Class offers patrons a unique online education experience. With a growing catalog of over 540 course, Universal Class is committed to providing only the most affordable and highest quality online training. With real instructors guiding the learning, engaging video-based lessons, a collaborative learning environment, graded lesson tests, certificates of achievement and Continuing Education Units available for selected course, students enjoy an engaging and measurable learning experience that helps them master and document their education goals.

Universal Class offers courses in Exercise and Fitness, Entrepreneurship, Arts and Music, Home and Garden Care, Cooking, Computers and Technology, Health and Medicine, Homeschooling, Job Assistance, Law and Legal, Parenting and Family, Pet and Animal Care… plus 100’s more.

All library customers are eligible for this service. Visit the Library to get registration information.

DOWNLOADABLE E-BOOKS & AUDIOBOOKS
Overdrive
A leading full-service digital distributor of eBooks, audiobooks, and other digital content. Currently hosts more than 500,000 premium digital titles from more that 1,000 publishers, including Random House, HarperCollins, BBC Audiobooks America, Harlequin, and Bloomsbury. To open an account visit the Library.

EBSCO Host
Now a provider of eBooks and audiobooks to Air Force Libraries and other institutions worldwide. The synergy of eBooks with EBSCO’s multifaceted collection of electronic content provides customers with even more options for fulfilling their growing electronic information needs. Contact the Library for access.

Safari Books
A fully searchable electronic library at your fingertips. Safari Books Online’s entire collection of over 13,000 books, training videos, rough cuts, short cuts, and articles from thr world’s leading publishers is available online, in PDF format for chapter and whole-book downloads, or from your mobile device. To register go to http://techbus.safaribooksonline.com/?uicode=dodairforce