Fort Detrick
Post Library

Library Hours:

Monday - Friday: 0930-1630
Saturdays, Sundays, and Holidays: Closed

Community Support Center, Bldg. 1520
Phone: 301-619-7519/2892
FAX: 301-619-2882

What's New?

Retirees & Family Members!!! e-Books and Audio Books

Your access to MyLibrary doesn't have to end in March 2014! Register for a General Library Information System (GLIS) "My Account" with your local Post Library and continue to have access to all of our great Resources including the Army Digital Media Library (Overdrive) as well as two eResources, Transparent Language and that are only available with a My Account.

If you don't live near a Post Library, you can register for a library My Account online at: External Link: Leaving Fort Detrick Website

Holdings in the Library

Post Library has approximate:

  • 24,000 books (Hard copy)
  • 450 Audiobooks on CD
  • 400 Audiobooks on Cassette
  • 300 Music CDs
  • 600 Movies in DVD format
  • 90 Movies in Blu-Ray format
  • 20 Games for PS3, XBOX 360 and Wii
  • 65 periodicals
  • Newspapers.
  • Copy Service: $0.10 per copy

Library Cards

Patrons will use their government issued ID Card as a library card.

Active Duty Military, Retirees, and Family Members, on-post government civilians, and contractors are eligible to use the Post Library. Family Members must be listed in the sponsor's file.


Renewals may be made either in person or by telephone prior to the due date.

Overdue Items:

In compliance with our regulations we cannot charge patrons for overdue items. Patrons with overdue item/items will not be able to check out any new items until the overdue items have been returned.

Patrons with 7 overdue notices will be suspended for three months.

If overdue item is damaged or lost it the patron's responsibility to replace the item.

To prevent suspensions, you may call the Library Circulation to renew the material.

Computer Use

Post Library has six computers for our patrons use with Internet Access. Five of the computers are CAC and print-enabled.

Children under the age of 13 will not be allowed computer access unless accompanied by an adult or guardian.

We ask that you limit your use to one hour in order to accommodate everyone. These are government computers and are subject to monitoring.

Online Card Catalog

Online access to the Ft Detrick Library Card Catalog. You can keep track of books that you have read and place books on hold.

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For any assistance, please contact the Fort Detrick Library at 301-619-2892/7519.

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Library Rentals

Check out our DVD and CD selections. You don't have to pay anything to borrow from us! We have the latest list of New York Times' Bestsellers. Find the book you are looking for here. We offer the Interlibrary Loan Service (ILL) and have over 17,000 libraries in this system to borrow from. You must come to the Library in person to fill out an ILL request.

New Resources

The Post Library and the Army Community Service (ACS) Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) now have new books on such topics as autism, cancer, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, Down's syndrome, and overall special needs. Some of the books are intended for children to understand the special need. Some are for adults. Feel free to come by the Post Library to borrow the books. You do not have to be enrolled in the EFMP to borrow these books. For more information, call 301-619-3385/2892.

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