Library

Events

Tower Books and Café offers a casual location to sit and study, get a cup of coffee, or check out one of our many resources. Offering books, movies, audiobooks, magazines, craft tools and video games. We strive to meet the variety of needs of our military community.
Authorized patrons include all active duty service members and their dependents, Reservists, retired service members, civilian and contract DoD employees and their family members, with no age restrictions.

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Library Services 

Your Military Oasis: Books, Brews, and Beyond at Tower Books and Café

Unwind, refuel, and explore at Tower Books and Café, your one-stop shop for relaxation and learning on base. Nestled in a casual space, we offer a haven for:

  • Bookworms: Delve into a vast collection of books, from bestsellers to hidden gems, covering all genres and interests.
  • Caffeine Fiends: Sip on steaming coffee, savor delectable pastries, and recharge your spirit.
  • Multimedia Mavens: Dive into movies, audiobooks, and magazines – your entertainment gateway.
  • Creative Crafters: Unleash your inner artist with our dedicated selection of craft tools, available for checkout.
  • Gaming Gurus: Challenge your friends to board games or lose yourself in our selection of immersive video games.

Fueling Minds and Spirits:

We cater to the diverse needs of our military community, welcoming:

  • Active duty service members and their dependents
  • Reservists and retired service members
  • DoD civilian and contract employees and their families

Beyond the Pages:

Enhance your experience with:

  • Free Wi-Fi throughout the building: Stay connected and share your discoveries.
  • Patron laptops available for in-house use: No device? No problem – we've got you covered.
  • First-come-first-served study room: Perfect for focused work or group projects.
  • Helpful reference services: Get expert assistance with research, in person or by phone.
  • Games and craft tools for in-house use: Fun for all ages, right at your fingertips.
  • Join the Beanstack reading challenge: Track your progress, earn rewards, and connect with fellow bookworms. Sign up at whitingfield.beanstack.org or download the app.

Tower Books and Café is more than just a bookstore – it's a vibrant hub for connection, learning, and leisure. Come explore and discover your own haven within our walls.

Story Time
Join us as we read books, sing songs, build on early literacy skills and promote a love of reading with your child! Story Time takes place each Wednesday at 10am in Airdales and each Thursday at 10am in the Tower Library.
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Library (Tower Books) – Patrons can browse the collection using the NAS Whiting Field Library Bibliovation Catalog.
Bibliovation Call for Action
Visit: "https://milrec.bibliovation.com"

Library Programs
Checkout our events at https://www.navymwrwhitingfield.com/events
 

Tower Adult Book Club
Welcome all bibliophiles! Each month we choose a new book to read, then come together to discuss the themes and ideas in a lively discourse.
Meets the last Thursday of each month @ 4:00pm (Jan-Oct).
Age 18+

Reading Programs
Everyone is welcome to join in our incentive-based reading events throughout the year!

1000 Books Before Kindergarten:
Children who are read to at an early age are more successful in school.
Reading aloud to infants and children encourages social, emotional, and cognitive development.
The ability to learn language skills is greatest before the age of six.
Children who are read to have bigger vocabularies when they enter school.
If you read just one book a day with your child, you’ll reach 1,000 books in less than three years.

Summer Reading Program:
Join us for the Navy MWR Libraries' Summer Reading Program! Running from June 1 through August 1. Find our installation and the DoD-wide virtual program at Beanstack.com/DoD.

Registration groups:

  • Pre-Reader: Infant - 4 y/o
  • Young Reader: 5-12 y/o
  • Teen: 13-17 y/o
  • Adult: ages 18+


Off Site Library Resources


 

The DoD Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWRLibraries use the combined resources and efforts of the four branches of service.
Visit: https://dodmwrlibraries.org/.  This is now our off site library resource. This resource is available 24/7/365! It is open to Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard Active Duty personnel, Reservists, Retirees, Dependents, Naval Academy Midshipman, DoN Delayed Entry Program Personnel, and Civilian employees (GS, NAF, CTR). They offer foreign languages, genealogy, current events, children's resources.



eBooks and Audiobooks

New Users - Link Your Account

*Please note: All directions assume you are using the Libby app for best user experience. 

Step 1: Establish Single Sign-On Connection

  1. In any browser, go to dodmwrlibraries.org
  2. Click/tap “Log In” and sign in with your DoD ID and birthdate. 
  3. Select “My Account” from top right corner.
  4. Click/tap the blue “Manage” button.
  5. In the field below the OverDrive icon, type in your preferred email address.
  6. Click/tap "Save eResource Connections".
  7. If you are performing these steps on the same device that you use Libby, sign out now to avoid authentication glitches.

Step 2: Link Your Account

  1. In the Libby app, view the main menu (center button at the bottom).
  2. If you’re asked if you already have a library card, tap “Yes.” 
  3. Tap “Add Library,” and add “Department of Defense.” 
  4. Tap “Sign In With My Card.”
  5. Select the “DoD MWR Libraries” location and tap “Next.”
  6. Use your DoD ID and birthdate to authenticate through the DoD MWR Libraries site. 
  7. Start reading!

 

Visit our Youtube channel for all our Story Time videos: "https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMMGir5OcQTLzWe-5Ea3nLA/playlists"

 


*Click here for details about GoWifi.*

GoWifi is available in the following locations:

  • Airdales Recreation Center
  • Fitness Center
  • Tower Books & Café
  • Ace’s Pub
  • South Field Snack Bar
  • Atrium
  • Sikes Hall
  • Clear Creek R.V. Park
  • Whiting Park