Center Library

Open to Authorized Patrons.

Hours of Operation

Closed all Federal Holidays

Monday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Tuesday 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Wednesday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Thursday 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Friday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday Closed

Contact


Bldg 212
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Tel:
+1 (334)255-3885

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Center Library's Summer Reading Program "Reading by Design" by the numbers.

Total registrants = 326

Total number of minutes read = 149,648

Award Winners are as follows:
Pre-Readers (ages 0 to 4):

1st place = Olivia L., 1382 minutes; 2nd place = Ariella B., 1308 minutes; Owen K., 1175 minutes


Elementary Ages (5 to 8):

1st place = Mel C., 3224 minutes; 2nd place = Natasha P., 2495 minutes; 3rd place = Jessica H., 2146 minutes


Tweens (ages 9 to 12):

1st place = Daisy B., 5660 minutes; 2nd place = Alyssa H., 3920 minutes; 3rd place = Franky B., 3655

 

Teens (ages 13 to 17):

1st place = McCoy E., 7845 minutes; 2nd place = Truly E., 3941 minutes; 3rd place = Benjamin B., 2422 minutes

Fort Rucker Center Library

The Center Library is your resource for knowledge, communication and entertainment. Library accounts are available to all military and government civilian ID card holders and their dependents.

The library has 22 high-speed public access internet computers, high speed WiFi for laptops, copying service, individual study areas, and a digital scanner. We offer free FAX service to all toll free and DSN numbers as well as incoming and long-distance FAX service at a nominal fee.

The Center Library offers free monthly and seasonal programming for our community’s children as well as special activities, story time, and guest speaker events.

The Center Library is also proud to offer its patrons free reference assistance for all personal and academic research requirements, and access to online databases through our catalog. Inter-library loan services are offered on a case-by-case basis.

Whatever your information and entertainment needs, please allow the excellent staff of the Center Library the privilege of serving you often. As with all Family & MWR programming, Center Library is EFM friendly!

Center Library Policies

Library accounts can be opened for all Military and Civilian Employees who work on post, as well as their dependents.

  1. Individual accounts can be opened for military sponsors and family members possessing valid ID cards, including children. (Parents have the option to place a block on their child’s account, limiting the types of items allowed for checkout.)
  2. Individual accounts can be opened for DA and DoD civilians and contractors who work on post, as well as dependents who live with the sponsor. Proof of employment as well as proof of residence for dependents must be provided. Dependent privileges will be reviewed and renewed annually.
  3. ID card/Library card must be presented in order to check out materials.
  4. Cardholder or sponsor is responsible for all materials checked out on their family’s accounts.
  5. Accounts must be in good standing when clearing post.  Lost items may be replaced with a new release title, or paid for in cash.

 

Checkout Policy

  1. Books, Music CDs, and Rosetta Stone are checked out for 3 weeks.  Limit 1 Rosetta Stone per card.
  2. Audio Books are checked out for 2 weeks. 
  3. DVDs and Video Games check out for 1 week. Limit 10 DVDs and 5 Video Games per card.

 

Internet Policy

  1. Patrons must sign in and out at the circulation desk before using the Internet computers.
  2. There is a 1 hour time limit on the Internet if others are waiting.
  3. Patrons may print or copy: first page is free; each additional page is 15¢.
  4. As the Center Library is a family library, access to sexually explicit material is prohibited.

 

Fax Policy

  1. Items can be faxed to the Library at a cost of 15¢ per page (first page is free).  Please inform the Library staff if you wish to have something faxed to the Library.
  2. Items can be faxed from the Library for free if the number is Toll Free or DSN.  The fee for sending long distance faxes is $2.00 for the first page and 50 cents for each subsequent page. A cover sheet is provided free of charge.

 

Overdue Policy:

Not returning Library materials in a timely manner will result in suspension of Library privileges and/or informing the sponsor’s chain of command.

View our Online Catalog & Manage your account

View our online catalog & manage your account at:
http://mwrlibrary.armybiznet.com/search~S45
*We must have your email address on file in order to set up an online catalog account.

Weekly Programs

Story Time:

Join us every Friday from 10:15 – 11 a.m. for Story Time. This FREE program introduces the joy of reading to children ages 2 – 5 years old, and enhances parent-child interaction. A typical Story Time includes a story read by our friendly staff and coloring or craft time. (Story Time does not take place on holidays or DONSA’s) Open to authorized patrons.

Yarn It Darn It:

Grab your needles, yarn, and thread as we create projects for every skill level from beginner to expert. Yarn It Darn It will meet on every second and fourth Tuesday of the month, from 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm at the Center Library. This free event is open to authorized patrons ages 10+ and is EFMP friendly. For more information, stop by or call Center Library at 334-255-3885. *Holidays and/or events could affect these meeting times. Please check MWR Facebook for time change notifications.

Adult Book Club:

If you love to read, the Center Library Adult Book Club is the place for you. We invite you to take part in our engaging discussion and discover your new favorite genre or author. The club meets every third Tuesday from 5 p.m. - 6 p.m. Open to authorized patrons.

Teen Book Club:

Teens ages 13-17 are invited to join the Center Library for Teen Book Club every third Thursday from 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. in the activities room. Join us and discover your new favorite author. Light refreshments will be served. Open to authorized patrons.

Our collection includes:
  • Books
  • DVDs
  • Audio-books
  • Music CDs
  • Newspapers & Magazines
  • Video Games
  • Foreign Language Books
  • Rosetta Stone Learning CDs
  • Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Travel Guides
  • Christian Fiction
  • Graphic Novels
  • Large Print Books
  • Young Adult Section
  • Framed Art for Circulation