Services desk help students with a variety of questions


The Henry E. Eccles Library can provide you access to books, online research tools, and in-person assistance.

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RefWorks is a reference management service that gives students and faculty a tool for producing research papers. It is a useful web-based tool for researchers to gather, organize, read, collaborate, and cite their research materials.

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Borrowing Guidelines

We are here to assist both old and new library patrons in successfully utilizing all the resources the Naval War College Library has to offer.

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Circulation Policy

Circulation policies are designed to ensure that library materials are returned on time and in good condition for use by as many people as possible.

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Place a Hold

Need a book that’s not currently available? We can help.

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Renew a Book

Most items from the Naval War College Library that are not yet overdue may be renewed by patrons. Renewals are allowed for all eligible library borrowers. Renewals may be made online, in person, or via email at


The lending library of Interlibrary Loan (ILL) materials sets the loan period and renewal policy. Most libraries lend materials for 30 days with one renewal; other libraries may extend the initial loan period to 60 days without any renewal. The renewal of items borrowed from other libraries is not guaranteed. Please request a renewal for an interlibrary loan at least 3 days before the actual due date. Interlibrary loans can not be automatically renewed on-line by using your library account. You must come to the Circulation Desk, email, or call 841-6509 for possible renewal.

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Former Naval War College president passes away

Jan. 19, 2018
News Publication

Issues in National Security: Looking Outward to the Future

Jan. 23, 2018
4:30 p.m.
U.S. Naval War College, 686 Cushing Road, Newport, RI 02841

Blue Hair in Gray Zone

Jan. 10, 2018
War on the Rocks
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Information on Library Services

Faculty Services

We are here to support our faculty in all academic endeavors. Faculty can take advantage of extended loan periods and liberal borrowing and renewal policies.

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Alumni & Distance Education Services

College of Distance education students can access subscription databases from off-campus but authentication is required.

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Visitor Services

Individuals not affiliated with the Naval War College that wish to visit the Henry E. Eccles Library will need to contact the library in advance for approval.

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