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Classified Library

Students and faculty have a wide range of materials and electronic resources available in the Classified Library.


Strategy and Policy lectures and lecture outlines, Naval War College (NWC) student papers, award-winning papers, and research papers, Naval Warfare Publications, Army Field Manuals, NATOPS Manuals, Joint Chiefs of Staff publications, Rand studies, and Center for Naval Analyses studies are some of the most frequently used materials.


The Classified Library has thirteen SIPRNET terminals with the capability of printing in black and white or color. Materials printed from SIPRNET are controlled as working papers.

Classified Classrooms

There are two classified classrooms, which comprise the Joint Special Operations Training Facility, on the lower level of the Classified Library. To inquire about the use of these rooms, please call the Classified Library at 841-6504 or 841-6505 or email us at

The classified library is staffed from 0730 - 1630 Monday through Friday, excluding federal holidays.

Other Library Services


We have many resources, online catalogs, and databases at your disposal along with tutorial information to help you get started.

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Library Donations

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

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Faculty, Alumni, or Visitor Services

Authorized NWC users (resident or College of Distance Education students, faculty and staff) can access subscription databases and library website links from off-campus.

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News, Media, & Events


Pops Ensemble Holiday Concert at Spruance Hall (Reservations Filled)

Dec. 16, 2018
3:00 p.m.
Spruance Auditorium, U.S. Naval War College, 686 Cushing Road, Newport, RI 02841

Behold the Clipper Ships!

Dec. 12, 2018
U.S. Naval Institute Blog
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