Combined Arms Research Library
Frequently Asked Questions
Anyone is welcome to use the CARL collections in-house. Some restrictions apply to checking material out of the library. Please refer to our library policies page. If you are a distance education student, please check our Distance Education FAQs at /cac2/cgsc/carl/information/distance.asp
The library is located on the historic Army post of Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. The library overlooks picturesque Smith Lake, where migratory waterfowl winter each year, and commands a beautiful view of the Buffalo Soldiers Monument. The address is:
In addition to being the academic library for the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, the CARL is also the public library for Fort Leavenworth. The CARL provides materials and services to the Fort Leavenworth community residents to support their informational, educational, professional, and recreational needs.
Please refer to our library policies.
Yes. The catalog is available at: CARL Catalog.
Please refer to the library hours of operation and calendar.
No, materials must be renewed in person or online by using your library card. For a tutorial, visit our Renew page.
The digits of unclassified thesis or monographs are available in CARL's digital library at http://cdm16040.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/. If you do not see an item you are looking for contact the CARL at 913-758-3138.
The papers may also be searched through the Defence Technical Information Center (DTIC) Scientific and Technical Information Network (STINET) database at http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/search/tr/str/guided-tr.html.
The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is the official repository for records of discharged military personnel. Paper copies of military service and pension records held may be ordered from the facility which holds the records, either the National Archives in Washington, DC or the National Personnel Records Center in St. Louis, MO. Please see this website for further information: http://www.archives.gov/veterans/military-service-records/.
The report Military Service Records and Unit Histories: A Guide to Locating Sources from the Congressional Research Services provides information on locating military unit histories and individual service records of discharged, retired, and deceased military personnel. It includes contact information for military history centers, websites for additional sources of research, and a bibliography of other publications. For the report go to: http://assets.opencrs.com/rpts/RS21282_20091216.pdf.
The CARL also has some other resources that may assist in locating military service information. Please call the CARL at 913-758-3138 for more information.
CARL has some military unit histories (check the CARL Catalog). To search for military unit histories on other web sites try the following:
CARL participates in interlibrary loan. The CARL also lends to other libraries. Call or stop by to talk with a reference librarian for assistance. 913-758-3053 or visit the Interlibrary Loan (ILL) page.
Yes, to find books or tapes do a subject search in our Online Catalog
The library also subscribes to Mango Languages online and has a limited number of seats in Rosetta Stone for our patrons. Please contact the Reference Staff at 913-758-3053 for more information.
No. But there is a FAX available at the customer service area at the Ft. Leavenworth Post Exchange, 330 Kansas Ave, Bldg 700.
No. The CARL does not receive Federal or State Tax Forms. Federal and State Tax Forms are available on the Internet at the following links:
Yes. The NADA Car Price Guides and Consumer Reports are filed in the periodical section of the library.
In accordance with AR 735--17, Accounting for Library Materials, failure to respond to recall notices or overdue notices within the time limits specified and/or failure to pay for materials lost by the borrower may result in suspension of library privileges to include borrowing of further materials, use of databases and other services. Library privileges are restored after recalled or overdue items are returned or restitution is made for lost items.
The borrower is responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged Library materials. Please do not attempt to repair the material. Please contact the Circulation Department via email, stop by the library or call 913-758-3005 before you purchase a replacement for the lost or damaged item.
Before checking out library materials
Bring prior damage to the attention of the check out desk as soon as noticed to avoid being charged:
You are purchasing a replacement for the damaged book. You are not buying a damaged book. Damaged items remain U.S. government property and by regulation must be disposed of in the same way as other items withdrawn from the collection.
Last Reviewed: October 3, 2012