Canvas painting of Henry E. Eccles


From our beginning as merely a request for books to support the first NWC class in 1885, to the current state-of-the-art Learning Commons Facility, the Henry E. Eccles Library has played a central role in the Naval War College mission to educate leaders.

Contacts and Hours

Our library staff is standing by to assist you and available in person at the hours posted below.

Contact the Library

Department Number Fax Email
Reference (401) 841-3052 (401) 841-1140
Circulation (401) 841-4386 (401) 841-4804
Classified Library (401) 841-6505
Acquisitions Dept (401) 841-6494
Naval Historical Collection (401) 841-2435
Administration (401) 841-3397 (401) 841-6491

Contact the Library

Hours: M-F 0730 to 1630 hours/ Closed on Federal Holidays

After Hours Guidelines

You can still access the library 24/7 outside the posted hours of our circulation and research staff. Of course all web based resources are available 24/7 as well.


We have use-friendly borrowing, circulation, and renewal policies for faculty, staff, and students alike.

Library History

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News, Media, & Events


Senior Enlisted Academy holds change of charge

Nov. 17, 2017
News Publication

Brazilian woman takes Oath of Allegiance at NWC

Nov. 15, 2017
News Publication

Navy Band Northeast Holiday Concert Series

Dec. 10, 2017
3:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Spruance Auditorium, 686 Cushing Road, Newport, RI 02841

Other Library Services

Library Donations/Gift Policy

Interested in donating to the library, click the button below to find out more information on how to donate to us.

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Classified Library

Strategy and Policy lectures and lecture outlines, NWC student papers, award-winning papers, and research papers, Naval Warfare Publications, Army Field Manuals, NATOPS Manuals, JCS publications, Rand studies, and CNA studies are some of the most frequently used materials.

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Lib Committees

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