Fort Detrick Library

Hours of Operation

Mon 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Tue 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Wed 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Thu 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Fri 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Sat Closed
Sun Closed
US Holidays Closed


1520 Freedman Drive
Room 143


+1 (301)619-7519

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Fort Detrick Library has a variety of of popular books and reference materials both in print and online. The library offers current best selling fiction and non-fiction, classic literature, CD audio books, DVDs, magazines and newspapers. Registered borrowers may download e-books and audio books. Fort Detrick Library has something for every age and interest including a children's library and a young adult collection. Public computers are available for authorized library patrons to use the internet or use MS Office applications. Online databases have dozens of resources such as encyclopedias, journal articles, automobile repair manuals, college prep tests, and language learning modules. The library has Wi-Fi for those bring in their laptops or other mobile devices.

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Patron Eligibilty

You can be a patron...

If you are:

  • Military stationed at Fort Detrick (including TDY) and your family.
  • Members of armed forces and their families residing in the area.
  • Retired military and their families living in the area.
  • DoD civilians working/living in the area.

Present the appropriate ID, register, and you can begin borrowing immediately.

For information -- general or reference -- or to inquire about an interlibrary loan, contact Fort Detrick  Library now.

Loan Policies

All materials check out for a period of three weeks with two renewals allowed provided it is not on reserve for another patron. Renewals may be made either in person or by telephone prior to the due date.

In compliance with our regulation, AR 735-17, we cannot charge patrons for overdue items. Patrons with overdue item(s) will not be able to check out any new materials until the overdue items have been returned.

Lost or damage materials must be reported and restitution made in accordance with AR 735-17.

Computer Use

Fort Detrick Library has 6 computers for our patrons use with Internet Access. All 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.

General Library Information System (GLIS)

The General Library Information System (GLIS) includes most Army MWR Libraries, as well as some Air Force and TRADOC Libraries. This automated system allows registered library user to have access to downloadable audio books and eBooks (for free), research, and making request for items. Once registered, the library user registration information will follow the Soldier and/or Family Members in relocation or deployments.

For first-time users, click on "New to My Account" in order to acquire a Personal Identification Number (PIN). You must ensure that the e-mail address you enter to create your PIN is the same email address you submitted to the Library when you registered as a borrower. Once your PIN is established, this enables to renew your own books or request materials to be purchased.

With an AKO account, a number of academic database can be accessed. On the AKO homepage, click on the "Self Service" pull down box and then click on "My Library." 

Once you have registered at your local GLIS Library, you can set up an online account to manage your library use from anywhere at any time.