Dudley Knox Library (DKL) contributes to teaching, learning, and research—anytime and anywhere—through relevant and evolving collections, tools, services, and spaces. The Library provides the NPS community, locally and remotely, with access to purchased, licensed and open-access academic resources, restricted documents (to SECRET), and NPS-authored content. A tailored mix of library services are delivered by friendly, knowledgeable staff and supported by intuitive, seamless technology interfaces. We also provide individual and collaborative group study, research and learning spaces.

The Library website is the gateway to a variety of curated scholarly resources and information including print and electronic books and journals, academic databases, media and maps, NPS dissertations/theses/reports, faculty publications, NPS and Hotel Del Monte history, and much more. Off-campus remote access to licensed e-resources is available to authorized users 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Through inter-library loan, the NPS community can also request materials from other libraries with many of these items delivered digitally to a website portal, accessible 24/7.

Librarians have created topical bibliographies, instructional tutorials, and research guides pertinent to the education, research and national defense needs of NPS faculty, students (resident and distance learners), and staff. They offer workshops on how to use the library and other resources for research and thesis work, attribution, and citation-management programs, as well as personalized individual and group research instruction.

The Library is a selective depository for government documents and information distributed through the Federal Depository Program. Also located in the Dudley Knox Library (Bldg. 339) are the Graduate Writing Center and Thesis Processing Office, along with other academic services, and a Starbucks Coffee shop.

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