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How Do I?

Find Sources

Learn about how to search for materials such as a book, ebook, or journal articles; physically find a book in the library building; find a scholarly journal, ebook, or source West Point doesn't have, or a source in our Archives and Special Collections.


Use Services in the Library

Learn how to borrow and renew, find out who your personal librarian or departmental liaison is, request library instruction, request an item be put on reserves, or make a purchase request.


Get Help

Learn how to get help from a librarian, find research guides to get started on an assignment, and other tutorials


Use Spaces & Technology

Learn where to study, how to get rooms, and how to use the technology in the library


Access my Library Account

Renew online

Request Library Instruction

Fill out this form to request information literacy instruction for your course.


Use Army MWR & Military OneSource resources

In addition to what is provided by the USMA Library, the Army and DoD MWR provides additional resources for test prep, K-12, and many more.


Athena: USMA Scholarship

An online platform for scholarly publishing making West Point's research, scholarship, and creative content openly accessible to the world. Visit Instructions for Athena: USMA Scholarship for more information about using USMA Athena.


Research Guides

Find specialized information to get you started on your assignment or research in your department. 


Library Databases

Find and access all databases that the USMA Library subscribes to. Databases can be found by name or subject area.


Request External Materials

Request a source that USMA Library does not have through Resource Sharing or Interlibrary Loan.


Special Collections Requests

Create an account to request to view items from the USMA Archives and Special Collections. 


Digital Collections

Access the digitized collection from the USMA Archives and Special Collections. If you get an error, click on the Advanced Link and then Proceed.



Find books placed on Reserve by your instructor. Search by course number (ex. "HI 108") or your instructor's name.


Visiting USMA Library

The USMA Library has a primary mission to support the cadets, faculty, and staff of the U.S. Military Academy in their academic work. If you are not currently studying at or employed at West Point but are interested in services and materials available through our library, you will find information and links here.



Find the most up to date hours for the USMA Library in Jefferson Hall, and the Archives and Special Collections. 



Learn about library facilities in Jefferson Hall, Bartlett Hall North, and Departmental Libraries. 


Archives and Special Collections

Learn about the USMA Archives and Special Collections, Reading Room, and Digital Collections.


Staff Directory

Find out who to contact.


Mission, Vision, Values, Strategic Directions, and Programs

Learn about the mission, vision, and goals of the USMA Library; and find the USMA Library's Annual Reports.



Learn about the policies of the USMA Library, as set by the USMA Library, the Dean of the Academic Board, and the United States Military Academy.



Due to complications arising from the ongoing Congressional budget inaction and contracting delays, there will be a temporary interruption in some interlibrary loan services. We are working to restore full service as quickly as possible. In the interim, interlibrary loan service remains available in Scout using the "Regional request" function. This service provides direct access to millions of titles from across partner institutions in New York State. For any other critical information needs, please contact your department liaison or the Library Help Desk for assistance.

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