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Allen Memorial Library

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General Library Information System

The General Library Information System (GLIS) includes most Army MWR Libraries, as well as some Air Force and TRADOC Libraries. This automated system allows registered library user to have access to downloadable audio books and eBooks (for free), research and making request for items. Once registered, the library user registration information will follow the Soldier and/or Family Members in relocation or deployments.

For first-time users, click on "New to My Account" in order to acquire a Personal Identification Number (PIN). You must ensure that the e-mail address you enter to create your PIN is the same email address you submitted to the Library when you registered as a borrower. Once your PIN is established, this enables to renew your own books or request materials to be purchased.

With an AKO account, a number of academic database can be accessed. On the AKO homepage, click on the "Self Service" pull down box and then click on "My Library." 

Once you have registered at your local GLIS Library, you can set up an online account to manage your library use from anywhere at any time.

STEAM Education Sessions

The Fort Johnson community is invited to the Allen Memorial Library on the 2nd Thursday of every month at 5 PM for a fun activity dedicated to STEAM education. 

STEAM is an educational approach to learning that uses Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics as access points to encourage inquiry, dialogue and critical thinking. Schedule of library STEAM events are:

1/11/2024 @ 5 PM
Paper Airplanes 

Test your folding skills and create some awesome paper airplanes! Participants will learn and share new designs while discovering scientific concepts like aerodynamics, velocity, thrust, speed, and other forces.
Ages: 6-12
No Registration

2/8/2024 @ 5 PM
Snap Circuits

Future engineers will learn basic engineering, electronics and circuitry concepts using the library’s fun Snap Circuits kits.
Ages: 8-17
Registration required for 12 participants


Merging Libby Accounts

Attention all Allen Memorial Library patrons:
- Beginning this February, you must login to Libby using your DOD ID # and birthdate instead of your email and PIN #.
- Additionally, if you have any holds or wishlists you'd like to keep, log into and complete the 'Contact Us' form to request that the Army Library Program Office move your holds and wishlists to the new DOD Libby by 2/23.
- Please read the "Tip Sheet for Libby" attachment and click on for more details.  For further assistance, please call us at (337) 531-2665