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Circulation - Borrowing Privileges

The Circulation staff registers patrons and provides library cards. To obtain a library card and check out materials, a person must meet one of the following criteria with appropriate identification.

  • Members of the military stationed at Fort Leavenworth
  • Resident CGSOC, SAMS, ASLSP and UFMCS Students
  • Spouses of a military member stationed at Fort Leavenworth
  • Fort Leavenworth civilian employees to include Faculty and Instructors
  • Contractors with valid Fort Leavenworth CAC cards
  • Members of National Guard living within a 50 mile radius of Leavenworth
  • Retired military members or civilian employees living within a 50 mile radius of Leavenworth
  • Employees of USD 207
  • TDY personnel to include CES, HTS, and PCC attendees with a valid DoD ID on Temporary Duty at Fort Leavenworth (will check out materials with DoD ID)

Anyone who does not meet one of the above criteria can request permission to check out material. Approval is made on a case by case basis. The request must be written and should be addressed to the library director using the mailing address from the Contact Us tab, ATTN: Director.

Resident CGSOC Students

Resident CGSOC Students are eligible to borrow from the library.

Item Loan Periods and Check Out Limits

Maximum Checked Out Items: 150
Limits within Collections
General Collection – 3 months 100

CGSC Course Reserve Collection – 3 months (0 renewals) Subject to total maximum
CGSC Core Collection – 1 year (0 renewals) Subject to total maximum
Recreational Books – 2 weeks 50
Audio Books & Playaways – 2 weeks 5
Entertainment, Educational, and Children's DVDs – 1 week 5
CGSC Media Reserve DVDs – 5 days 3

All items can be renewed online or in person up to 3 times unless otherwise noted.

All library accounts are family accounts, set up under the sponsor's name. Library cards come in packs of 3 which can be shared with dependents. Dependents may also use a valid DoD ID to check out.

Only a sponsor or the spouse of a sponsor with a valid DoD ID are eligible to set up a library account. Other dependents, even if they are over the age of 18, must wait to borrow until the sponsor or spouse has created the account.

Renewals: You may renew most items up to 3 times if no other borrowers have requested it. To renew:

  • Visit the Circulation desk – The borrower must verify they are still in possession of the titles they are requesting to renew
  • Visit the "My Account" tab at http://usacac.army.mil/organizations/cace/carl and log in with your library barcode number to renew
  • Call 913-758-3001 - a limited number of items may be eligible for a phone renewal

Requests/Holds: A request can be made by a borrower on an item that is checked out. Once the item is returned, it goes into a "hold" status, the requestor will be notified, and the item will be held at the Circulation desk for 10 days. Only items with no copies on the shelves will be processed for holds.

Recalls: Library patrons may request recalls at the Circulation desk. All items are subject to recall for educational, course and mission-essential purposes after they have been borrowed for 14 days.

Overdue, Lost and Damaged Items: The CARL charges no overdue fees. Failure to return library items within the time limits specified and/or failure to pay for materials lost by the borrower may result in suspension of library services to include borrowing of further materials, use of databases and other services. Privileges are restored after recalled or overdue items are returned, renewed or replaced. The library also reserves the right to contact a borrower's chain of command to initiate action to replace the item(s). For information about the CARL's item replacement policy, visit the Circulation desk.

Out-Processing/Clearing: All Resident CGSOC students out-processing/clearing from Fort Leavenworth are required to out-process the library before leaving. Before departure, all library items must be returned or replaced if lost or damaged. The library participates in the centralized out-processing for the students.

Library Study Carrels: Study carrels on the second floor of the library are reserved for SAMS and CGSC Scholar Programs. Additional study areas and study tables throughout the library are available to everyone.

Non-Resident CGSOC Students

Non-Resident CGSOC students are not eligible for a library account (unless fitting into an alternate category listed under "Others"). Non-Resident CGSOC students are not eligible to check out from the CGSC CORE and CGSC Electives collections even if fitting into an alternate category.

Non-Resident students can gain access from home to the CARL's databases by visiting the "Master Library and CGSC Resources" link on Blackboard.

For any questions, please call the Circulation desk at 913-758-3001 or use the Ask a Librarian feature on our homepage.

 

Faculty and Instructors

All Resident CGSC and SAMS Faculty members are eligible to borrow from the library. Faculty accounts are valid for 3 years from creation. If your account expires, please come to the library to renew.

Resident CGSC Faculty

Item Loan Periods and Check Out Limits

Maximum Checked Out Items: 150

Limits within Collections
General Collection – 3 months 100
Faculty Reserve– 1 year (0 renewals) Subject to total maximum
CGSC Course Reserve Collection – 1 year (0 renewals) Subject to total maximum
CGSC Core Collection – 1 year (0 renewals) Subject to total maximum
Recreational Collections – 2 weeks 50
Audio Books & Playaways – 2 weeks 5
Entertainment, Educational and Children's DVDs – 1 week 5
Faculty DVDs – 3 months 10
CGSC Media Reserve DVDs – 5 days 3

Resident SAMS Faculty

Item Loan Periods and Check Out Limits

Maximum Checked Out Items: 350 
Limits within Collections 
General Collection – 3 months 100
Faculty Reserve – 1 year (0 renewals) Subject to total maximum
SAMS Reserve – 3 months 200
Recreational Collections – 2 weeks 50
Audio Books & Playaways – 2 weeks 5
Entertainment, Educational and Children’s DVDs – 1 week 5
Faculty DVDs – 3 months 10

All items can be renewed online or in person up to 3 times unless otherwise noted.

Renewals: You may renew most items up to 3 times if no other borrowers have requested it. To renew:

  • Visit the Circulation desk – The borrower must verify they are still in possession of the titles they are requesting to renew
  • Visit the "My Account" tab at http://usacac.army.mil/organizations/cace/carl and log in with your library barcode number to renew
  • Call 913-758-3001 - a limited number of items may be eligible for a phone renewal

Once all renewals have been used, Faculty must bring their book(s) back to the library to be checked in to keep in accordance with our inventory policies and can then be checked back out. For instructors with numerous items on their account, the Circulation Supervisor will accept a written or digitally signed email verification that they are still in possession of each exact item on their library account (matching barcodes and copy numbers). For more information, please call the Circulation Supervisor at 913-758-3005.

Requests/Holds: A request can be made by a borrower on an item that is checked out. Once the item is returned, it goes into a "hold" status, the requestor will be notified, and the item will be held at the Circulation desk for 10 days. Only items with no copies on the shelves will be processed for holds.

Recalls: Library patrons may request recalls at the Circulation desk. All items are subject to recall for educational, course and mission-essential purposes after they have been borrowed for 14 days.

Reserves and Course Materials: Course Reserve Collections can be set up by instructors with library materials for which there is a demand during a course. Materials may be placed on reserve or In Library Use Only depending upon availability of the items at the discretion of the instructor. If items are available in the library’s collections to be placed on reserve, please allow a minimum of two weeks from when the items need to be available. If materials need to be purchased, please allow for a minimum of 6 weeks.

Overdue, Lost and Damaged Items: The CARL charges no overdue fees. Failure to return library items within the time limits specified and/or failure to pay for materials lost by the borrower may result in suspension of library services to include borrowing of further materials, use of databases and other services. Privileges are restored after recalled or overdue items are returned, renewed or replaced. The library also reserves the right to contact a borrower’s chain of command to initiate action to replace the item(s). For information about the CARL’s item replacement policy, visit the Circulation desk.

Out-Processing/Clearing: All instructors out-processing/clearing from Fort Leavenworth are required to out-process the library before leaving. Before departure, all library items must be returned or replaced if lost or damaged. Those retiring and staying in the area can open a library account under a "Retired" status.

 

SAMS Students

SAMS Students, to include ASLSP* and ASP3 Students, are eligible to borrow from the library.

Item Loan Periods and Check Out Limits

Maximum Checked Out Items: 350
Limits within Collections
General Collection – 3 months 100
SAMS Reserve – 3 months 200
Recreational Collections – 2 weeks 50
Audio Books & Playaways – 2 weeks 5
Entertainment, Educational and Children's DVDs – 1 week 5

All items can be renewed online or in person up to 3 times unless otherwise noted.

All library accounts are family accounts, set up under the sponsor's name. Library cards come in packs of 3 which can be shared with dependents. Dependents may also use a valid DoD ID to check out.

Only a sponsor or the spouse of a sponsor with a valid DoD ID are eligible to set up a library account. Other dependents, even if they are over the age of 18, must wait to borrow until the sponsor or spouse has created the account.

*ASLSP Students have library accounts that they use to check out readings and research materials throughout the year as well as a book issue account that is only used for the books issued to them at the start of the school year.

Renewals: You may renew most items up to 3 times if no other borrowers have requested it. To renew:

  • Visit the Circulation desk – The borrower must verify they are still in possession of the titles they are requesting to renew
  • Visit the "My Account" tab at http://usacac.army.mil/organizations/cace/carl. and log in with your library barcode number to renew
  • Call 913-758-3001 - a limited number of items may be eligible for a phone renewal

Requests/Holds: A request can be made by a borrower on an item that is checked out. Once the item is returned, it goes into a "hold" status, the requestor will be notified, and the item will be held at the Circulation desk for 10 days. Only items with no copies on the shelves will be processed for holds.

Recalls: Library patrons may request recalls at the Circulation desk. All items are subject to recall for educational, course and mission-essential purposes after they have been borrowed for 14 days.

Overdue, Lost and Damaged Items: The CARL charges no overdue fees. Failure to return library items within the time limits specified and/or failure to pay for materials lost by the borrower may result in suspension of library services to include borrowing of further materials, use of databases and other services. Privileges are restored after recalled or overdue items are returned, renewed or replaced. The library also reserves the right to contact a borrower’s chain of command to initiate action to replace the item(s). For information about the CARL’s item replacement policy, visit the Circulation desk.

Out-Processing/Clearing: All students out-processing/clearing from Fort Leavenworth are required to out-process the library before leaving. Before departure, all library items must be returned or replaced if lost or damaged.

Library Study Carrels: Study carrels on the second floor of the library are reserved for SAMS and CGSC Scholar Programs. Carrels are assigned by the SAMS Operations Officer. If you wish to be assigned a carrel for the duration of the school year, please contact the SAMS Admin Office.

 

TDY Personnel

TDY personnel to include CES, HTS, and PCC attendees with a valid DoD ID on Temporary Duty at Fort Leavenworth are eligible to borrow from the library.

TDY personnel are not issued library cards, but will check out from the Circulation desk with their ID.

Item Loan Periods and Check Out Limits

Maximum Checked Out Items: 10
Limits within Collections
General Collection – 2 weeks*
Recreational Collections – 2 weeks*
10
Audio Books & Playaways– 1 week* 5
Entertainment, Educational and Children’s DVDs – 1 week* 5

*Check out period is up to but not to exceed the end of the TDY period

Renewals: You may renew most items up to 3 times if no other borrowers have requested it. To renew:

  • Visit the Circulation desk – The borrower must verify they are still in possession of the titles they are requesting to renew
  • Visit the "My Account" tab at http://usacac.army.mil/organizations/cace/carl and log in with your library barcode number to renew
  • Call 913-758-3001 - a limited number of items may be eligible for a phone renewal

Requests/Holds: A request can be made by a borrower on an item that is checked out. Once the item is returned, it goes into a "hold" status, the requestor will be notified, and the item will be held at the Circulation desk for 10 days. Only items with no copies on the shelves will be processed for holds.

Recalls: Library patrons may request recalls at the Circulation desk. All items are subject to recall for educational, course and mission-essential purposes after they have been borrowed for 14 days.

Overdue, Lost and Damaged Items: The CARL charges no overdue fees. Failure to return library items within the time limits specified and/or failure to pay for materials lost by the borrower may result in suspension of library services to include borrowing of further materials, use of databases and other services. Privileges are restored after recalled or overdue items are returned, renewed or replaced. The library also reserves the right to contact a borrower’s chain of command to initiate action to replace the item(s). For information about the CARL’s item replacement policy, visit the Circulation desk.

Out-Processing/Clearing: It is required for anyone TDY to Fort Leavenworth to return all library items before departure. We reserve the right to contact a borrower's chain of command to initiate action to replace any items not returned.

 

All Others

If not CGSC Faculty, Resident CGSOC Student, or SAMS Student, a person must meet one of the following criteria to be eligible to borrow from the library:

  • Members of the military stationed at Fort Leavenworth
  • Fort Leavenworth Civilians
  • Retired military or Fort Leavenworth civilians living within a 50 mile radius of Leavenworth
  • Resident Student or Instructor with the University of Foreign Military and Cultural Studies (UFMCS)
  • Contractors with a valid Fort Leavenworth CAC
  • Members of the National Guard or Army Reserves living within a 50 mile radius of Leavenworth
  • Employees of USD 207

All library accounts are family accounts, set up under the sponsor's name. Library cards come in packs of 3 which can be shared with dependents. Dependents may also use a valid DoD ID to check out.

Only a sponsor or the spouse of a sponsor with a valid DoD ID are eligible to set up a library account. Other dependents, even if they are over the age of 18, must wait to borrow until the sponsor or spouse has created the account.

Item Loan Periods and Check Out Limits

Maximum Checked Out Items: 100
Limits within Collections
General Collection – 2 weeks 20
Recreational Collections – 2 weeks 50
Audio Books & Playaways – 2 weeks 5
Entertainment, Educational and Children’s DVDs – 1 week 5

All items can be renewed online or in person up to 3 times unless otherwise noted.

Renewals: You may renew most items up to 3 times if no other borrowers have requested it. To renew:

  • Visit the Circulation desk – The borrower must verify they are still in possession of the titles they are requesting to renew
  • Visit the "My Account" tab at http://usacac.army.mil/organizations/cace/carl and log in with your library barcode number to renew
  • Call 913-758-3001 - a limited number of items may be eligible for a phone renewal

Requests/Holds: A request can be made by a borrower on an item that is checked out. Once the item is returned, it goes into a "hold" status, the requestor will be notified, and the item will be held at the Circulation desk for 10 days. Only items with no copies on the shelves will be processed for holds.

Recalls: Library patrons may request recalls at the Circulation desk. All items are subject to recall for educational, course and mission-essential purposes after they have been borrowed for 14 days.

Overdue, Lost and Damaged Items: The CARL charges no overdue fees. Failure to return library items within the time limits specified and/or failure to pay for materials lost by the borrower may result in suspension of library services to include borrowing of further materials, use of databases and other services. Privileges are restored after recalled or overdue items are returned, renewed or replaced. The library also reserves the right to contact a borrower’s chain of command to initiate action to replace the item(s). For information about the CARL’s item replacement policy, visit the Circulation desk.

Out-Processing/Clearing: Out-processing/clearing with the library is required before leaving Fort Leavenworth. Before departure, all library items must be returned or replaced if lost or damaged. Those retiring and staying in the area can open a library account under a "Retired" status.

 

Contact Information

Circulation Desk
Phone: 913-758-3001/3002/3003
Email: usarmy.leavenworth.tradoc.mbx.cgsc-carl-circulation@mail.mil

Mailing Address

Ike Skelton Combined Arms Research Library
ATTN: Director
250 Gibbons Ave
Fort Leavenworth, KS 66027-7800