The Schuyler Otis Bland Memorial Library is the Academy’s major information resource center. The library supplies Midshipmen, faculty and staff with a wide range of materials and services, which can also benefit visiting researchers. There is seating for 300 users, including special conference rooms and study areas.
Designed to support the curriculum, the library book collection of over 190,000 volumes provides a broad range of information on the subjects studied at the Academy, with an extensive concentration of information and special collections on maritime subjects, both modern and historical.
Available at the library is a great deal of information in other formats: periodicals, sea charts, magazines and newspapers, research reports, computers, files of engineering data, compact discs, DVDs, CD-ROMs, computerized data bases, and an online public access catalog.
The library has online access to databases in many disciplines, including science, technology, the social sciences, and humanities. As part of its broad role as a resource center, the library also serves as a conference site for Academy programs. The library’s premier conference facility, the Crabtree Conference Room, provides a comfortable setting for a wide variety of maritime and scholarly activities attended by Midshipmen, faculty and staff.