About CARL


Our Mission

The Ike Skelton Combined Arms Research Library (CARL) is the research center for the CGSC and the CAC. It also serves other TRADOC installations as well as military scholars and researchers throughout the United States and overseas.

As the post's general library, it provides support for information needs, personal development, and recreation to all members of the Fort Leavenworth community.

For A Full History of the Ike Skelton Combined Arms Research Library Click Here.

For a list of our Policies and Rules Click Here


We provide a variety of services to support students, our community and military scholars worldwide.

Community Services

Community patrons are welcome to visit and utilize our library and its services. We welcome all levels of involvement from infrequent visits for locating specific data to regular borrowing for recreational reading, or from gathering historical background from our archives.

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New to the post? Check out our Community Page

Student Services

We work with you to provide resources, services and 1-2-1 help to support your research needs 24/7 with Ask a Librarian.

Try RefWorks to create and organize your bibliographies.

Learn new research techniques with our tutorials.

Faculty Services

To place orders for COURSE materials please send a request through department or school deputy director directly to the acquisitions librarians. The form is on our SharePoint page. *Online requests require a valid CAC card

Distance Education

The library provides access for off-campus students, faculty, and staff, within licensing restrictions, to its electronic resources using an authentication server called EZProxy. See Blackboard for specific login information.