- About the Library
Gen. John Lathrop Throckmorton, a veteran of World War II, Korea, Vietnam and the Detroit riots, commanded both the 82nd Airborne Division and the XVIII Airborne Corps during his time at Fort Bragg. He later retired after over 35 years of service.
The Throckmorton Library was built in 1997. It replaced the earlier post library on Macomb Street, near where the 82nd Sustainment Brigade's post office now stands.
Since 1997, the library has evolved into a modern learning facility, featuring more than 100,000 volumes and offers many programs like an adult book club, teen events, youth story time and also features 75 common access card-enabled computers.
- "Authors at the Library" Program
Are you a published author and would like the opportunity to showcase your work to an audience that is deployed worldwide? Then fill out the form below, for your chance to come speak at the Throckmorton Library!
- Books & Beans Coffee Shop
Located inside the library, Books & Beans sells freshly made coffee, assorted hot and cold coffee beverages (espresso, cappuccino, etc.), bottled water, soda, energy drinks, teas, juices, breakfast and lunch sandwiches, and snacks. Not into coffee? Hot chocolate is also available.
Visit Books & Beans for menu and hours of operation.
- Library's Mission & Vision
Family and MWR Mission Statement
Provide Quality of Life programs and services in support of readiness and resilience.
Throckmorton Library Mission Statement
Our mission is to change lives by empowering, educating, entertaining, and enriching warriors and families.
Family and MWR/Library Vision Statement
Family and MWR – The Customer’s “First Choice”.
- Links for Kids
Safe and Fun Websites for Kids
Website Link Website Link Tumblebooks Tumble Book Cloud Junior Bob the Builder Explora Primary Schools Kids.gov National Geographic Kids PBS Kids NASA Play and Learn Smithsonian Kids Storyline Online Color Online! Thomas & Friends Angelina Ballerina
Other Great Websites for Children
Award Winning Books- Information from the American Library Association about various award grants available to children and young adults.
Great Websites for Kids- List of kid-friendly websites that carry the Association for Library Services to Children's Seal of Approval.
Math Cats - Offers playful explorations of mathematical ideas that will pique students' interest.
- Readers Corner
NoveList provides access to information on 155,000 fiction titles and offers a wide range of feature content including author read-alikes, book discussion guides, reading lists and more.
Sites for Readers
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers and book recommendations. Our mission is to help people find and share books they love. You can use Goodreads to see which books your friends are reading; track thr books your're reading, have read, or want to read; check out your personalized book recommendations; or find out if a book is a good fit for you from the community's reviews.
FictFact will keep track of the books you're reading and give you a list of the books you need to read next. You'll be able to find users with similar tastes, tag books and series, and get recommendations on other book series. We'll even email you the week books you're following come out. All for free.
LibraryThing is an online service to help people catalog their books easily. You can access your catalog from anywhere—even on your mobile phone. Because everyone catalogs together, LibraryThing also connects people with the same books, comes up with suggestions for what to read next, and so forth. It is a full-powered cataloging application, searching the Library of Congress, all five national Amazon sites, and more than 690 world libraries. You can edit your information, search and sort it, "tag" books with your own subjects, or use the Library of Congress and Dewey systems to organize your collection. If you want it, LibraryThing is also an amazing social space, often described as "Facebook for books." You can check out other peoples' libraries, see who has the most similar library to yours, swap reading suggestions and so forth. LibraryThing also makes book recommendations based on the collective intelligence of the other libraries.
WorldCat is the world's largest library catalog, helping you find library materials online.
Fantastic Fiction includes bibliographies for over 30,000 authors and information on over 350,000 books. Search by author or by book. Find read-alikes, upcoming releases, award winners, and series.
USA Today Best-selling Books ranks the 150 top-selling titles each week based on an analysis of sales from U.S. booksellers. Updated weekly.
New York Times Bestseller List provides access a list of items on the New York Times Bestseller List which ranks books based on sales. Updated weekly.
Amazon Bestsellers provides a ranking based on sales at Amazon.com. Updated hourly.
- Suggest a Purchase
We welcome your suggestions.
Please be sure to check the online catalog to see if we already own the title you want before submitting this form.
- Using the Library
Getting a Library Card
- Children under age 18 are not authorized to register themselves. Sponsor or spouse must present one of the valid identifications:
- Department of Defense ID cards
- Installation Pass (if garrison commander-authorized)
- Foreign military ID cards
- State Department ID cards
- Eligible users include:
- Active Duty, Reserve, and National Guard (including family members)
- DoD and Army Civilians (including family members)
- Retirees and their family dependent
- Contractors on Fort Bragg
- Army Veterans with 100% disability
- In order to sign up for a library account, please print and fill out DA 7745, General Library Information System Registration Form (.pdf). Bring it with you when you come to physically register with Throckmorton Library. If the sponsor will not be present at the registration, include the sponsor’s DOD ID number (located on their military ID) at the top of the page. Only one form is needed per family.
Computers & Internet
- Internet & Wi-Fi
- The library provides Internet access in compliance with federal regulations. Our computer lab, the Internet Café, contains 75 CAC-enabled computers. Initial sessions are two hours long, with the option to extend from your computer at the 5-minutes remaining mark for one hour. This can be done multiple times throughout the day. Please note the computer lab closes 15 minutes before the library closes.
- Wireless internet access is free. The network names are FB_LIBRARY_1.5 and FB_LIBRARY_2.5, and should connect automatically on most laptops.
- The library’s wireless networks are not secure. Information sent from or to your laptop can be captured by anyone else with a wireless device and the appropriate software. We encourage users to observe standard security practices in relation to passwords and credit cards. The library is not responsible for any losses.
- Printing & Copying
- Printing is available from library computers. Currently, print jobs are free with a 5-page daily limit. Prints are black & white and single-sided only.
- In partnership with SYSTEL, Throckmorton library provides copying services. There are two photocopiers – one in the computer lab, and one near the Reference desk. Copies made in the computer lab can be done in either black & white (15 cents/page) or color (50 cents/page). Copies made near the Reference desk are black & white only at a cost of 10 cents/page. Both copiers can do two-sided copying. Library printers and copiers use only library-supplied paper. Cash only.
- Typewriters, Fax, & Scan
- A typewriter and fax machine are available and both are located in the computer lab. The fax machine and the color copier are an all-in-one. Faxing is $1 for the first page and 95 cents for each additional. Cash only.
- Scanning is no longer available at the library.
Borrowing, Fines and Fees, & Clearing Post
- Besides fiction and nonfiction titles, the library offers DVDs and Blu-Ray, including new releases, TV shows, and children’s. We also have study guides and practice tests, foreign language material, and video games for the Xbox 360, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4.
- Per ID Cardholder, patrons may check out: books and audiobooks for three weeks; up to 10 music CDs for three weeks; up to 10 DVDs or Blu-Ray for one week (films) or two weeks (TV series); and 1 video game for one week. Magazines may be enjoyed in-house but are not able to be checked out. For temporary (less than 30 days) and short-term visitors (1-6 months), some restrictions will apply.
- You may renew materials that are not requested by another customer by phone or online. To renew online, you must first set up your PIN at the library's website. Click on “Forgot or need a PIN?".
- An outside book drop is available at all locations for materials returned after hours.
- Fines & Fees
- While the library does not charge overdue fees, there is a consequence for lost, damaged, or destroyed items: Military and civilian sponsors may be charged with financial liability when the loss, damage, or destruction of library materials is the result of negligence or willful misconduct on the part of the family member.
- Army Regulation (AR) 735-17, Accounting for Library Materials, paragraph 2-8b, 28 APR 2015, requires item replacement from borrowers who lose, damage, or destroy library materials with:
- An identical copy
- A satisfactory reissue of the same item
- An item of the same type of medium of equal value, as determined by library staff.
- Unauthorized copies of copyrighted materials are not accepted for the purpose of restitution.
- Accepting cash to replace a lost, damaged, or destroyed item may be an option.
- Items replaced in-kind and payments made for lost, damaged, or destroyed Army property do not constitute a sale of Army property. Title to such property remains with Government, per AR 735-5, Property Accountability Policies, paragraph 2-1f, 10 MAY 2013.
- Clearing Post
- In order to clear Fort Bragg, all items on the sponsor account, as well as each family member account, must be returned to the library. If an item has been lost, damaged, or destroyed, please see Fines & Fees above, to find out what needs to happen in order to remove the item from your account.
Reserve a Meeting Room
- Rooms are available Monday – Thursday, 9 a.m. – 6:45 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.; and Saturday 12 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
- Reservations can be made by calling +1 (910)396-2665.
- We have a conference room that can hold up to 23 people. Equipment includes a large white board and a 40” TV. Please bring your own cords if you’d like to hook your laptop up to the TV.
- We also have a large meeting room that holds up to 160 people. Equipment includes tables/chairs, 55” TV and a DVD player.
Hours of Operation
|Monday||9 a.m. - 7 p.m.|
|Tuesday||9 a.m. - 7 p.m.|
|Wednesday||9 a.m. - 7 p.m.|
|Thursday||9 a.m. - 7 p.m.|
|Friday||9 a.m. - 4 p.m.|
|Saturday||12 p.m. - 4 p.m.|