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CHIPS Articles: Navy Digital Library 24/7 365

Navy Digital Library 24/7 365
By Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ethan Schumacher - December 16, 2015
FORT MEADE, Md. (NNS) -- For Sailors, families, retirees, dependents and civilians wanting 24/7 access to electronic books, audio books, reference materials, and newspapers, all free of charge, the Navy has a solution for you.

"Over the past 13 years, the Navy General Public Library has been providing digital content online," said Nellie Moffitt, Navy General Public Library (NGPL) manager. "The digital library offers 50 different products and services, offering e-books, audio books, car repair, home repair, and children's tumble books which are read to them through the computer."

The NGPL is a resource that is offered to Sailors, Marines, Coast Guardsmen, military dependents, retired and reserve military personnel, Navy Academy midshipmen, Department of the Navy (DoN) Delayed Entry Program personnel, DoN and Navy Appropriated Fund civilian employees, and DoN contractors.

"You can use our services anywhere, on any device, including your laptop, and log in anywhere that has internet connectivity," said Morffitt. "This program can be accessed 24/7, 365 days a year, worldwide on any device, and can save you thousands by not purchasing books online, but instead using our digital library."

To access the digital library, authorized users can visit, and click "login" in the upper right hand corner. Those who do not have a Common Access Card can use a Defense Self-Service (DS) login to gain access to the website. Those who don't have a DS login can register on the same webpage.

With more than 40,000 civilian and military employees operating 70 installations under 11 regions, the Navy's shore enterprise ensures requirements necessary to train and operate the Navy's fleet are maintained and ready; that naval installations are able to facilitate the manning, training and equipping of the Navy's fighting force; and supports Navy families through family and community services programs.

For more information about the Navy Morale, Welfare and Recreation Digital Library, email

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