An official army family and MWR Site

Baumholder Library

From story hours and summer reading programs for children to book discussion groups, the Library has something for everyone.

Librarians and Library Technicians are available to help you in your search to find quick answers, and point you to the best sources for in-depth research. They can also assist in looking for colleges online, preparing for college entrance exams and finding college level material to write papers.

The library also offers an online account where patrons may order/request books or purchase music.

 On the U.S. Army Europe Libraries Web site: 

  • WiFi
  • Handicap accessible
  • After hours book drop
  • Areas for working or lounging
  • Tours (upon request)
  • Reference help
  • Web catalog computers: 2
  • Internet computers: 26
  • 1 self check out station
  • Photocopier: free black and white (limited)
  • Digital scanner
  • Games
  • DVDs
  • Graphic Novels
  • Books on CDs
  • Electronic databases
Frequently Asked Questions

1. How can I get to the library website?

Our library website can be found by searching the keyword "US Army libraries Europe" through Google or feel free to go directly to

2. How do I become a library cardholder?

Simply fill out a brief form and show a valid ID at the nearest Library location. A sponsor or sponsor’s spouse must be present if you are under 18. Your Army Libraries account gives you borrowing privileges at each Army location around the world. For your convenience, you can also fill out the application online. Print it out, fill it in, and take it to your nearest library. Show a valid ID to a library staff that identifies you as an authorized user of the Army Libraries system, and you will be issued an account. Your valid ID or CAC card serves as your library card.

3. Is there a limit on the number of books to be checked out at a time?

Patrons are authorized to check out as many books as they want; however, we do place a limit restriction on music CD's (10 maximum), movies (10 maximum) and video games (5 maximum).

4. Can I check out books, movies, and CD’s together?

  • Books                    No limit
  • DVDs                    10 per card
  •  Video games          5 per card
  • CDs                      10 per card
  • Audiobooks            No limit

5. How long may I check items out for?

We do place restrictions on the duration of checking items out of the library. The following is a list of the checkout time-frames for our basic items:

  • Movies: 1 week
  • TV Shows: 2 weeks
  • Video games: 1 week
  • Books: 3 weeks
  • Music CDs: 3 weeks
  • Audiobooks (CD or audio cassette): 3 weeks

6. Can I order items from other libraries?

Yes, to borrow items from another library in the Army Europe Library system, a request must be placed on the item in the Web catalog. You may place your own requests from home using your My Account, or you may ask your library circulation desk staff for assistance placing requests. All libraries lend all circulating materials (e.g. non-circulating materials include reference materials and magazines).

7. What happens if I lose a library item?

In accordance with AR 735-17 Accounting for Library Materials, compensation must be made for lost or damaged library materials. Army libraries are not authorized to accept monetary compensation for lost items. Contact the librarian at the owning library to be given a title to be purchased as a replacement. It will either be a new identical purchased copy or a similar item of equal value. Items must be submitted with the sales receipt.

8. How will I get notified if a library item is past due?

If your item is overdue you may receive an overdue reminder by e-mail. If this happens, you can renew online in My Account or contact the library to extend the item if it does not have a hold placed on it. When an account stays overdue for an extended period of time, your account may be suspended until you either return the item(s) or reconcile your account by replacing lost items.

9. What kind of events or promotions do you put on?

We offer weekly story times offered for toddlers and preschoolers, as well as various programs for teens and adults. For more details about our programs, please refer to the "Events" list at the top of this page or check out our overall Library Calendar.

10. Can you download eBooks to your phone or tablet?

Yes, we offer hundreds of electronic audio and digital media all within arm's reach, to include eAudiobooks, eBooks, and eVideos. All these electronic downloadable items can be added to your personal smart phone or tablet. Listen to audiobooks on your home computer or compatible portable listening device or read electronic books. The Library offers several collections of downloadable audiobooks and eBooks all accessible within the "e-content" section located on the Army Europe Libraries website.

More Libraries


EFMP Sensory Storytime

Come play, learn and meet new people

Feb 6 3:30 pm - 4:45 pm

Palentine's Day Brunch

Bring a pal and enjoy brunch at the Golf Course!

Feb 13 11 am - 1 pm

Dr. Seuss' Birthday

Celebrate Read Across American Day!

Mar 2 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Dr. Seuss' Birthday

Celebrate Read Across American Day!

Mar 2 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm