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Barr Memorial Library

COVID-19 Information
  • Open to service members, retirees, DoD civilians, contractors and their families as well as students of colleges/universities on post
  • Facility capacity reductions in place: maximum 30 customers in the facility
  • Face covering must be worn inside at all times
  • Six feet of social distancing from others must be maintained
  • Browsing access to new, Blu-ray/DVD, music, children's, teen, and audio books 
  • Staff assistance with non-fiction collection
  • Contactless carryout
  • Virtual Programs
  • Carryout Crafts
  • Item quarantine and sanitation still in effect

Barr Memorial Library, the 2020 and 2014 Federal Library of the Year, offers a wide range of services and resources to the Fort Knox community. Our dedicated staff will make sure you find what you are looking for and are able to utilize all the resources available to you at our facility.


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Library Services

Soldiers, their families, retired military, DoD civilian employees, members of the Army National Guard or Army Reserve, on-post students, and contractors are eligible for a library account.

As patrons of the Library, you and your family have access to:

  • Self-checkout of more than 120,000 items including books, audiobooks, movies, music, and video games
  • Downloadable content including eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMusic, and eMovies
  • Online Databases for research and homework help
  • Computer stations with Internet and printing capabilities
  • Personalized help with your questions
  • Events, classes, and storytimes
  • Author events with national and international best-selling authors
  • Summer reading programs
  • Book discussion group
  • Meeting Room available for reservation
  • Copy, print, scan, and fax services
  • Children's room with tables, seating, puzzles, and an extensive collection of children's books
  • Teen room with tables, seating and an extensive Young Adult collection
  • Barr Library's Off the Page podcast featuring interviews with bestselling and notable authors

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Reading with a Ranger

Come out for a special story time for children aged 5 to 11.

Feb 4 2 pm - 3 pm
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Tween Book Club: Smile

Join us for our monthly Tween Book Club. This month we will be talking about Smile by Raina Telgemeier!

Feb 6 5 pm - 6 pm
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Story Time Tuesdays

Come check out some awesome stories and activities at Barr Memorial Library!

Feb 7 10 am

Lunch Bunch Book Discussion : Operation Underworld

Come join Barr Memorial Library as they discuss Operation Underworld by Matthew Black.

Feb 8 12 pm - 1 pm
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Virtual Authors at Your Library: Matthew Black

Join us as author Matthew Black talks about Operation Underworld: How the Mafia and US Government Teamed Up to Win World War II.

Feb 8 12 pm - 1 pm
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How Does Your Garden Grow

Visit the Library's Seed Garden to give back to the Fort Knox Community.

Feb 11 9 am - 5 pm
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Tinkering Toddlers

Feb 13 10 am - 11 am

Family Movie Night: Abominable

Join us at Barr Memorial Library as we watch Abominable.

Feb 15 5 pm - 6:30 pm
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Magic Jack's PC Tune-Up

Bring your PC laptop to Barr Library's MakerSpace and Magic Jack will help you tune it up for FREE!

Feb 16 3 pm - 5 pm
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Teen Tuesday

Join us for some fun crafts!

Feb 21 4 pm - 5 pm
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MakerSpace TinkerTime

Monthly STEM tinkering time with magnets, LEGO Bricks, gears and more.

Feb 23 4 pm - 5 pm

MakerSpace TinkerTime

Monthly STEM tinkering time with magnets, LEGO Bricks, gears and more.

Feb 23 4 pm - 5 pm
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Local Author: Chance A Brown

Local child author, Chance A. Brown reads his debut children's book: Attack on Blobville: The Return of Bydoom.

Feb 23 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Lunch Bunch Book Discussion : The Book of Everlasting Things

Come join Barr Memorial Library as they discuss The Book of Everlasting Things by Aanchal Malhorta.

Mar 8 12 pm - 1 pm
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