Robert C. McEwen Library

Hours of Operation

Monday 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Tuesday 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Wednesday 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Thursday 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturday 10:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sunday Closed
U.S. Holidays Closed


P-4300 Camp Hale Road
Fort Drum
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WiFi Available

Handicap Accessible

+1 (315)772-9099 or +1 (315)772-6005

Military DSN Tel:
(315)772-9099 or (315)772-6005

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We're here to serve you
All Active Duty and Retired Military, Family members age ten and over, and civilian employees may borrow materials from the library. National Guard, Reservists, and TDY personnel may use the library while at Fort Drum.

McEwen Library (315)772-9099/1461
Reference or Interlibrary Loan (315)772-6005

The library is a state-of-the-art 18,000 square-foot facility that includes a multimedia area, a children's library, periodical area, and an open reading area with 60 CAC-accessible computers linked with the classroom network in the education center. Patrons have access to periodical databases and an online public catalog.

The extensive collection includes print and non-print materials, i.e., books, magazines, audiobooks, e-books, e-audiobooks, CDs, DVDs, and online streaming services. Materials may be borrowed for three weeks and renewed twice. With the exception of movies, there is no limit on the number of materials that may be checked out. For your convenience, you can renew materials in person, over the phone, or by e-mail.

Visit the McEwen Library's Card Catalog.

Browse the library's resources online and set up an account to use these new features:

·       View items already checked out

·       Renew items

·       Request items

·       Change POC info, such as phone numbers and addresses

·       Keep a personal reading list

·       Rate and review books

For more information about this new feature, stop at the library front desk.

Online Research

eResources/Research Tools may be found at the following link out on the library's card catalog All sources (such as Academic OneFile, Ancestry Library Edition, AudioBook-CloudAudiobooks, Auto Repair Reference Center, National Geographic Virtual Library, Zinio Digital Magazines, etc.) can be accessed by simply signing up for a Robert C. McEwen library account.


Digital and E-Books can now be “borrowed” from Fort Drum McEwen Library. Patrons need to access the Army/Digital Media Library through AKO, Click Self Service, then My Library, then click Read or Listen to a Book. This will take you to an E-Book and audio book resource page where books can be loaded onto your e-reader.

Computer - Public Use

library_events_childusingcomputer.jpgThe public-use computers offer internet access, Microsoft Word and a variety of other programs. We charge 5¢ per page when printing from a computer with a printing limit of 50 pages, including official forms and documents.

Fax and Copy Service

McEwen Library offers Facsimile (FAX) and Copy service for a minimal fee.

Faxes - $1 per page

Photocopies - 25¢ per page


Please visit the Circulation Desk for assistance.

Renewals and Interlibrary Loans

Renewal during library hours - Phone: (315)772-1461

Interlibrary loan allows McEwen Library patrons to borrow books or receive photocopies of documents that are owned by other libraries.
Interlibrary loan during library hours - Phone: (315)772-6005 or email McEwen Library

Children's Programming

Story Time -
To encourage the lifelong love of reading in young library visitors, story time for pre-schoolers is every Tuesday and Friday morning from 10–11 a.m.

Volunteers are needed to read. Please contact the McEwen Library for details.


The McEwen Library's Kids Card Catalog is now available to browse children's books, Storyline Online, games and more.