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 Account Login

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 Interlibrary Loan Service at the Naval War College Library supports the faculty, students and staff in their study and research by obtaining needed materials from other libraries in a collaborative manner. The Interlibrary Loan request must be for material in support of classroom teaching, research, studies, or mission-related tasks at the Naval War College.

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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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The Newport Papers
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No Oil for the Lamps of China?

Feb. 20, 2019
Naval War College Review
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