Fort Lee Community Library

Hours of Operation

Starting June 1, the Community Library will offer remote operations only. Online book check-out will be available, with pick-up and return at the Leisure Travel Office.

Monday Online book check-out will be available, with pick-up and return at the Leisure Travel Office. (10 a.m. - 12 p.m. & 1 - 4 p.m.)
Tuesday Online book check-out will be available, with pick-up and return at the Leisure Travel Office. (10 a.m. - 12 p.m. & 1 - 4 p.m.)
Wednesday Online book check-out will be available, with pick-up and return at the Leisure Travel Office. (10 a.m. - 12 p.m. & 1 - 4 p.m.)
Thursday Online book check-out will be available, with pick-up and return at the Leisure Travel Office. (10 a.m. - 12 p.m. & 1 - 4 p.m.)
Friday Online book check-out will be available, with pick-up and return at the Leisure Travel Office. (10 a.m. - 12 p.m. & 1 - 4 p.m.)
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Federal & Training Holidays Closed

Contact

34th Street
Bldg. 12420
Google Map

Handicap Accessible

Tel:
+1 (804)765-8095 +1 (804)765-8173

Military DSN Tel:
(312)539-8095

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Here is the latest update on the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and its impact on services at the Fort Lee Community Library.

Due Dates Extended During Closure
During this time, all due dates for borrowed materials are extended indefinitely until the Fort Lee Community Library reopens. Please disregard any past due notices as they are automatically generated.

Online Library
During this challenging time, the Library offers you the following services:
eBooks, audiobooks and more are available to patrons with online accounts. Checkout both Overdrive and RB Digital for a great selection of resources.

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Online Resource For Learning and Living
Gale has created an "easy access site" for the patrons of the Community Library and the entire Fort Lee Community. To access the wonderful resource, simply click on the link (or type https://galesupport.com/state/militaryelibrary/ into your browser), the choose Army and select the Fort Lee Community Library on the "Choose our Base" drop down menu.  

This site puts all of the Gale databases into one spot with easy access for all. The only thing you'll need is the new temporary password: dodmwr to open up a world of information. There you will find something for everyone - for all ages and all interests. 

Here are a few of the available resources with quick ideas:

National Geographic Kids - These magazines are awesome attention grabbers!

Gale General Onefile - Create a journal alert for your favorite general interest magazine and get notified weekly of updated content.

Gale Business Plan Builder and Entrepreneurship - Update your current business plan or with our changing times, create a new business plan!

Chilton Library - The do-it-yourself mechanic's go-to manual for auto repair offers online step-by-step instructions, diagrams and pictures to assist in vehicle maintenance and repair.

Career Transitions - With our changing economy, now is the time to create a new resume or find a new job!

Gale Health and Wellness - Keep up with all the up-to-the-minute developments with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization.

Gale in Context Science- Do a science experiment with your kids!

Library Services

Our Services: 
• Books 
• Periodicals 
• Audio Books 
• Music CDs 
• DVDs 
• Computers 
• Internet 
• Electronic Resources 
• Video Games (Xbox, Wii, etc.)

See what we have available in our Library today! - Click here to search our Fort Lee Catalog of library materials.

Free downloadable electronic books – Click here for more information on the Army Library Program and to access ebooks.

Always something new!
New books are always available at the Library and our collections of fiction, non-fiction, and biographies are updated monthly. While you’re searching for books, take a minute to check out some of the latest DVD releases — we have educational and feature films.

Library orientation sessions are available on request. Please call us to schedule an appointment.

Patrons 15 years old and younger must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Library Parking:
Monday through Friday during business hours, Library patrons may park in designated Library Patron Parking spaces in the student lot off Jessup or in the back of ALU (Evacuation Road). Library patrons may park in any ALU parking lot after 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and on weekends.

Reader's Corner

Recommended Reading

NoveList provides access to information on 155,000 fiction titles and offers a wide range of feature content including author read-alikes, book discussion guides, reading lists and more.

NoveList Plus Find new fiction and nonfiction titles to read. Search by favorite author, title or series and find similar titles, reviews and reading group guides.

NoveList K-8 Plus Find fiction and nonfiction titles for kids and young adults. Search by title, author, series or reading level to find similar titles and reviews.

NPR Books Books, reviews interviews, and the Book Concierge


Sites for Readers

Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers and book recommendations. Our mission is to help people find and share books they love. You can use Goodreads to see which books your friends are reading; track thr books your're reading, have read, or want to read; check out your personalized book recommendations; or find out if a book is a good fit for you from the community's reviews.

FictFact will keep track of the books you're reading and give you a list of the books you need to read next. You'll be able to find users with similar tastes, tag books and series, and get recommendations on other book series. We'll even email you the week books you're following come out. All for free.

LibraryThing is an online service to help people catalog their books easily. You can access your catalog from anywhere—even on your mobile phone. Because everyone catalogs together, LibraryThing also connects people with the same books, comes up with suggestions for what to read next, and so forth. It is a full-powered cataloging application, searching the Library of Congress, all five national Amazon sites, and more than 690 world libraries. You can edit your information, search and sort it, "tag" books with your own subjects, or use the Library of Congress and Dewey systems to organize your collection. If you want it, LibraryThing is also an amazing social space, often described as "Facebook for books." You can check out other peoples' libraries, see who has the most similar library to yours, swap reading suggestions and so forth. LibraryThing also makes book recommendations based on the collective intelligence of the other libraries.

WorldCat is the world's largest library catalog, helping you find library materials online.

Fantastic Fiction includes bibliographies for over 30,000 authors and information on over 350,000 books. Search by author or by book. Find read-alikes, upcoming releases, award winners, and series.


Bestsellers

New York Times Bestseller List provides access a list of items on the New York Times Bestseller List which ranks books based on sales. Updated weekly.

NPR Bestsellers provides lists of bestsellers based on a survey of independent bookstores nationwide. Updated weekly.

Amazon Bestsellersprovides a ranking based on sales at Amazon.com. Updated hourly.

USA Today Best-selling Books ranks the 150 top-selling titles each week based on an analysis of sales from U.S. booksellers. Updated weekly.

Ebooks and Audiobooks

Army Digital Media Library, sponsored by Army Europe Libraries, offers a digital library collection of books and audiobooks for download.  Audiobooks & ebooks can be downloaded and transferred to a portable device.

Books 24X7 Referenceware is the largest online book resource offering unobstructed access to the complete unabridged contents of thousands of the latest and best business and technology books. This is accessed through AKO.

EBSCOhost eBook Collection can be read on either the military network or home computer and can be downloaded to your computer & transferred to a portable device such as a Nook. Click for a tutorial on eBook Collection searching.  Click for a tutorial on eBook Collection downloading.

EBSCOhost Audiobooks can be downloaded to your computer and transferred to a portable device.  Click for a tutorial on Audiobooks Collection downloading.

AudioBookCloud is an online audio book library collection. A subscription to AudioBookCloud gives unlimited streaming access to the entire collection. No downloads. No software. No holds. No waiting periods. Unlimited access to all the books, all the time. Just click and listen.

National Academies Press allows you to download all PDF versions of their published books for FREE.  This includes their current catalog of more than 4,000 books plus future reports published by the NAP.

OneClickdigital contains over 5,000 eBooks and audiobooks for download to your computer, phone or device. Use your Barr Library WebLogin and PIN to enter; then create a OneClickdigital account with any e-mail and password you prefer. For assistance, call or visit us.

Safari Books Safari is an e-reference business and information technology library where you can search across thousands of books from O'Reilly, Addison-Wesley, Cisco Press, Microsoft Press and more. Read books cover to cover or flip directly to the section you need in seconds.

TumblebookLibrary (For ages 1 - elementary school) Animated, talking picture books. Read, listen, play games.

TumblebookCloud Junior (Grades 2-6) and TumblebookCloud for Teens (Grades 7-12)Two collections of ebooks and read-along chapter books, graphic novels, educational videos, and audio books designed specifically for specific grade levels. All books are available with unlimited access, all the time, from any device with an internet connection.

LibriVox Access free public domain audiobooks, read by volunteers around the world.

Zinio is the world's largest online newsstand. With Zinio, Library patrons gain free access to over 300 magazine titles on their computer, tablet, or smartphone. Use your Barr Library WebLogin and PIN to enter; then create a Zinio account with any e-mail and password you prefer. For assistance, call or visit us.

Links for Kids

Safe and Fun Websites for Kids

Website Link Website Link
tumbleBooks.jpg Tumblebooks tumbleBookCloudJunior.jpg Tumble Book Cloud Junior
golierOnline.jpg Grolier Online explora.jpg Explora Primary Schools
knox-barr-overdrive-for-kids.jpg OverDrive for Kids nasaPlayandLearn.jpg NASA Kid's Club
kidsgov.jpg Kids.gov nationalGeographicKids.jpg National Geographic Kids
pbsKids.jpg PBS Kids knox-barr-storyline.jpg Storyline Online
smithsonianKids.jpg Smithsonian Kids bobTheBuilder.jpg Bob the Builder
colorOnline.jpg Color Online! thomas.jpg Thomas & Friends
angelinaBallerina.jpg Angelina Ballerina    

Other Great Websites for Children

Award Winning Books- Information from the American Library Association about various award grants available to children and young adults.

Great Websites for Kids - List of kid-friendly websites that carry the Association for Library Services to Children's Seal of Approval.

Math Cats - Offers playful explorations of mathematical ideas that will pique students' interest.