WASHINGTON (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.
The Navy General Library Program (NGLP) launched its new Navy Morale Welfare and Recreation (MWR) Digital Library website Oct.1.
The NGLP is a service of the Navy Installations Command and provides library resources for Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard personnel, their family members, retired and Reserve military personnel, Naval Academy midshipmen, Department of the Navy (DoN) Delayed Entry Program personnel, DoN and Navy Appropriated Fund civilian employees and DoN contractors.
"Users can access the Navy MWR Digital Library from any device with Internet connectivity, including computers, tablets and phones, anytime and anywhere," said Nellie Moffitt, Navy General Library program manager. "It's a user-friendly website. We're very proud that the Navy MWR Digital Library is now available for our Navy customers."
A Common Access Card (CAC) is not required to log in to the Digital Library. The Department of Defense Self-Service (DS) Logon is the new authentication method for those without CACs. Current CAC users can choose to set up a DS Logon account or simply log on using their CAC.
To get started, authorized users can go to the website at www.NavyMWRDigitalLibrary.org, click on "login" in the upper right corner of the screen, then click "login" under the DS logon logo, and enter their DS Logon username and password. Those who don't already have a DS logon can register on the same page.
"The Navy MWR Digital Library provides access to valuable resources for all of our customers, many of whom lost access when Navy Knowledge Online went CAC-only in August 2013," said Moffitt. "Our customers should find this website much easier to navigate and use. We'll continue to provide resources through NKO, but we hope our customers will find our new access point quick and easy to use."
Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC) is responsible for operations and maintenance of shore installations world-wide and quality of life programs to support the Fleet, Fighter and Family.
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 MWR Digital Library, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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