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United States Military Academy Library




Welcome! This guide is intended to share key Library resources with USMA Faculty in one convenient location.

The United States Military Academy Library empowers our cadets, faculty, and staff to be leaders of distinction in scholarship and research by providing:

  • teaching and expertise in the discovery and application of scholarly information;

  • access to information supporting the curriculum and independent research;

  • a place to engage with knowledge, ideas, and one another

Quick Links to Key Resources and Services:

Information Literacy Instruction Request

Our Library curriculum team is continually building a portfolio of information literacy lessons, tutorials, learning objects, and workshops. Please submit instruction requests via the form, or contact Lauren Dodd, Associate Director for Curriculum and Academic Engagement, at to discuss instructional partnership opportunities.


Ask a Librarian

Ways to get help fast include:

  • Emailing your question to - your question will be routed to the appropriate library staff member.
  • Calling the 2nd Floor Help Desk at 845-938-8325
  • USMA Library Virtual Chat (appears as slide out option on Library website)
  • Searching Library FAQs


Scout Search (Library Search Engine)

Not sure where to start searching? Scout provides discovery and access to a wide range of Library resources. You can search for books, eBooks, articles, journals, videos and more, all in one place, and using any device. Scout will give citation and location information, and direct access to content whenever possible.


A-Z Database List

Explore the library's online collections and e-resources, to include databases NOT supported by Scout.​​​​​​


Journal Search

Find journals by title.

Newspaper Subscriptions

Learn how to activate your free account with the NYTimes, Wall Street Journal, and more.


My Library Account

Login through your 365 (M365) account to view or renew loaned items.

Get access to an item the Library doesn't have


Resource Purchase Request


Course Reserves


Overdrive for


Archives and Special Collections


Room Reservations


Submit your scholarly work to Athena, USMA's Institutional Repository for Scholarship

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