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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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Toddler Story Time

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

Jul 5 10 am

Sewing 101

Come join Barr Memorial Library for in-person a beginner sewing class.

Jul 5 3 pm

Lunch Bunch Book Discussion

Come join Barr Memorial Library as they discuss Daughter of Black Lake by Cathy Marie Buchanan.

Jul 13 12 pm - 1 pm

Lunch Bunch Book Discussion

Come join Barr Memorial Library as they discuss Daughter of Black Lake by Cathy Marie Buchanan.

Jul 13 12 pm - 1 pm


Kids get crafty at Barr Library.

Jul 13 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Author at your library: David Bell

Come out to Barr Memorial Library as author David Bell discusses and signs his newest thriller, The Finalists.

Jul 14 5:30 pm - 7 pm

Bigfoot Sighting at Barr Library

Come out and photobomb bigfoot!

Jul 20 10 am - 4 pm

MakerSpace TinkerTime

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

Jul 28 4 pm - 5 pm