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Robert C. McEwen Library

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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. 

Patrons may check out books, videos and other resources. Computers are available for public use and services such as fax and copy are offered.

Robert C. McEwen Library

McEwen Library (315)772-9099

Reference or Interlibrary Loan (315)772-6005

The library is a state-of-the-art 15,000 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: 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 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 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, Auto Repair Reference Center, National Geographic Virtual Library, Overdrive E-books and E-magazines, Kanopy Streaming Video, 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 a library account to access the Army/Digital Media Library.

Computer - Public Use

The public-use computers offer internet access, Microsoft Word and a variety of other programs. We charge 10¢ per page to print, including official forms and documents.

Fax and Copy Service

McEwen Library offers fax and copy services for a minimal fee. Please visit the Circulation Desk for assistance.

Faxes - $1 per page

Photocopies - 10¢ per page

Renewals and Interlibrary Loans

Renewal during library hours - Phone: (315)772-9099

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. 
Visit the Robert C. McEwen Library Facebook Page to tune into Virtual Story Time.



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

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