Of Military Interest

The Library has special collections and resources for the military members and families, from the Chief of Staff Reading List, to Military Life Collection with materials on deployment, moving, finances, and the military lifestyle. We also have a special collection Just for the Military Child.

Mission Support

The Base Library’s primary mission is to support the Mission of Malmstrom AFB, and the education of its Airmen. The Library provides technical and professional publications along with other mission related resources either in print or electronically.
Units wishing to order materials must complete a Publication Request form. If your unit does not have an Office Reference Library, a POC needs to be appointed on the Appointment of POC for Office Library account form. If you are purchasing materials with the unit’s GPC funds, the same Publication Request Form should be used but you do not need to appoint a POC.
Forms are located on the S drive (10-day share) under the Library folder. Bring completed & signed forms to the Library or Email them to the Base Librarian at Any questions please call 731-2748.

  • 8 Military LAN computers
  • Wireless Access
  • Printing in Black & White and color is available
  • Scanning available
  • In addition: 12 public internet computers with CAC readers

Databases available to Units:
  • National Fire Codes
  • Mitchell Auto Repair
  • Getty Thinkstock
  • Transparent Languages

On-Line Publications:
  • Federal Daily News Digest (AF Portal)
  • Airman Magazine (Zinio & mobile devices)
  • Air Force Times (Newsbank)

INTER-LIBRARY LOAN: The Base Library can borrow technical publications from other military libraries or libraries world-wide for your short-term use.

Journals, Technical & Professional Publications: The Library provides subscriptions to over 100 publications for offices. In you are in need of a subscription, on-line or print, please contact the Base Librarian for more information.

Select Library Resources on the AF Portal:

Country Watch (country specific intelligence & data)
Culture Grams (customs, lifestyle & history of people world-wide)
EBSCO Host Research Database PLUS:
  • Auto Repair Reference Center
  • Small Engine Repair Reference Center
  • International Security &
  • Counter-Terrorism Center
Faulkner Security Management Practices
GALE Research Databases: Virtual Reference Library, Opposing Viewpoints and Student Resource Center plus more
Morning Star Investment Research Center
MyiLibrary (Self-help, popular law, & “For Dummies” series E-books)
NewsBank (Military magazines & newspaper—Air Force Times)
OneClick digital (E-Audio book Library)
Overdrive (E-book Lending Library)
Peterson’s Education Resource Center (Clep, Dantes, ASVAB & MUCH MORE)
Safari Books Online (E-books: technology and business professional)
STRATFOR (global intelligence database)
Universal Class (Over 500 online non-credit courses)

Magazines & Journals:
Zinio Digital Magazines carries over 650 full-text, news stand view publications. Zinio is NOT accessible on military LAN computers but is available on mobile devices. »
In addition the Library provides popular magazines for personnel on remote sites.

Funding for Library mission support for offices is provided by DoD, Air Force Libraries and Information Systems, and Global Strike MAJCOM. Many databases are funded through consortiums with DoD, Air Force or MAJCOM buys.

The Library can provide resources for units and organizations at Malmstrom. The Library purchases subscriptions, books, and online resources to support your mission. Please contact the librarian at 731-2748 or email The Library to see if your office qualifies.
The Library provides books and subscriptions to personnel at remote sites or deployed. The library also provides special services to Family Child Care Providers, Child Development Center, and the Youth Center.