The Reference Collection contains fact books, atlases, encyclopedias, dictionaries, almanacs, and bibliographies, as well as general and specific information tools. Library policy restricts circulation of reference materials to use in-house.
The Reference Desk is staffed by librarians to answer your questions and provide information about Air University, the Air Force, AU library collections, the on-line catalog, resources and services. The Reference Desk is staffed during library hours of operation and is located near the main entrance on the first floor.
You may want to ask reference questions or verify facts. For more information, call the Reference Desk at 334-953-2888. We'll be happy to assist you.
For quick, factual questions, the library offers electronic reference services. Air University students, staff members, or faculty members receive first priority on questions received. Your request will be sent to an e-mail box that will be checked twice daily, Monday through Friday. Answers to questions will be provided as time permits. To submit an electronic reference question, click here.
The Air University Outreach Network was established for research and collaboration and does not interfere with the military network. Students who have been issued a laptop through AWC, ACSC, and SAASS, and anyone with a personal laptop, pda or other Internet capable device may connect to Outreach. Connection instructions are available at the Information Desk. The Outreach connection radius extends to the areas immediately outside the library.
The Cartographic Information Section of MSFRIC is responsible for all cartographic information support for Air University. This section enhances the educational function of Air University by providing maps and charts to students, faculty, and staff in residence at Maxwell/Gunter. Map support is also provided to AFJROTC and AFROTC detachments throughout the United States as coordinated through HQ AFROTC. To access the Map room's website, click here.
Request for loans should be addressed to:MSFRIC/LDRRX
Closing the building is a complex security procedure begun fifteen minutes in advance of actual closing time. Warning bells at 15 minutes before the hour signal the beginning of the closing process. Patrons should charge out any materials they wish to take with them at this time.
Proper identification is required each time a patron wishes to use a classified document. Upon signing for such materials, the borrower assumes responsibility for their protection under AFI 31-401. Patrons may use the East Wing Document Reading Room to review classified documents. Classified documents must be returned in person to the Document Loan Desk. Wait for their discharge by the assistant to insure that your responsibility is cleared. Consult MSFRIC's Chief of Administration & Security on all matters related to classified library materials.
This desk, located down the hall from the Security Office, is where classified and unclassified documents may be obtained.
New Air Force Policy Directives and Instructions and a current and historical collection of Air Force regulations, manuals, and pamphlets are located just opposite the Document Loan Desk.
Practice speaking to perfect speech delivery may be performed in the MSFRIC auditorium, Room 127. Reservations for special use areas may be made in the Chief of Administration's Office, Room 150 (ext. 3-2800).