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REFERENCE, RESEARCH AND READING

MCDERMOTT LIBRARY

Image of the McDermott library.

There are two libraries at the U.S. Air Force Academy that support faculty, staff, cadets, and other patrons. The McDermott Library is in the cadet area with limited access and a library available to the base community. See below for hours, locations and more.

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The McDermott Library, located in the cadet area, provides collegiate and professional-level reference, research and reading collections that support the academic and mission needs of the Academy. The Clark Special Collections, located on the 6th floor, houses a wealth of historical materials related to manned flight, air warfare, falconry, and the U.S. Air Force. McDermott Library’s online system provides access to the library catalog as well as to thousands of electronic resources.

Note: For security reasons, access to this library is restricted to Academy cadets, faculty and staff. To arrange an escorted visit, contact the Administrative Offices, listed below.

CONTACT US

McDermott Library
2354 Fairchild Drive, Suite 3A10
United States Air Force Academy, CO 80840

Administrative Offices
(719) 333-2590
mail.dflib@usafa.edu

Reference / Information
(719) 333-4406
libinfo@usafa.edu

HOURS

Monday – Thursday, 7:00 am to 10:30 pm
Friday, 7:00 am to 5:00 pm
Saturday, closed
Sunday, 2:00 pm to 10:30 pm

BASE LIBRARY

The Base Library, located in the Community Center, supports the Preparatory School and provides services and resources for Academy staff and their families, including audio books, children’s story time, computers, reading materials and more.

Base Library
5136 Redtail Drive, Suite H103
United States Air Force Academy, CO 80840
(719) 333-4665

HOURS

Monday – Thursday, 8:30 am to 8:00 pm
Friday and Saturday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sunday, closed
Closed on Federal Holidays