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  • Phone: 847.688.4617
  • Fax: 847.688.3602
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Hours of Operation:
Mon-Thurs: 10 am – 8 pm; Fri-Sat:  10 am – 2 pm

The Great Lakes MWR Library offers over 20,000 items including fiction and non-fiction books, audio books, CDs, DVDs, newspapers, and popular magazines. Services include a computer room with Internet access and printing, free wireless Internet access, a laminator and a photocopier. Computers are equipped with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel. Our business center computer is connected to a scanner and color printer.

librarygraphic1 Navy Reading Program The MWR Library has copies of all the books featured in the Navy Professional Reading Program. The program was developed to encourage life-long reading and learning by all sailors. To see a list of the books click on the Navy Reading icon to visit their web page.

Our collection includes CLEP and DANTES test study guides. Study materials are available for other tests, including ASVAB, ACT, SAT, and GRE. Click here to access our online catalog. Search by author, title, or subject to see if a title is available. Then stop in, bring your id, and get ready to read! Call us to put a title on hold or to renew items you have checked out.

librarygraphic2Need help with school work? The Navy eLibrary at Navy Knowledge Online (NKO) offers several valuable research tools created for students. You can go there for the full text journal or magazine articles you need to write your next paper. Also at NKO: ebooks and audio books, Morningstar’s investment center, genealogy tools, newspapers, information on colleges and careers, CLEP practice tests, foreign language learning and more!  You can also get help from a live tutor at Or, choose from over 500 online continuing education classes at Universal Class. To find all of these first log into NKO. Under the tab that says Reference, click on Navy e-Library. Explore and let us know if you need help using any of the resources.

We have a number of games to enjoy. Stop in anytime to play chess, Scrabble, Bookopoly, Bananagrams, and more. If you do crafts, visit our craft room. We have a Cricut machine, cartridges and scrapbooking supplies. Plus some supplies for knitting and crocheting. For the artists out there, we have a drawing table, pencils, and sketchbooks. Or, just come to read and relax in our cozy fireplace area.

librarygraphic3The MWR Library welcomes children. We provide a child-friendly room, complete with pint-sized furniture. The children's area also has a computerized early literacy system comprised over 50 programs and activities arranged by age group. Throughout the year, we offer several reading programs for children and story time for preschoolers. From home, you can access the TumbleBooks library at NKO. It is an online collection of animated, talking picture books, designed to promote the joy of reading.

MWR FUN TIMES: Our monthly Newsletter that lists all our special/current events!
The FUN TIMES is in PDF format. You will need Adobe Acrobat to view or print. If you do not have it you may download the latest version for free. To view the FUN TIMES click here or pick up a printed copy at any of our facilities!

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