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COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 Update

The Library building is closed until further notice.
All e-resources and reference are available.
Further information and updates will be posted in this space and on our Status page.
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If you graduated from a degree-granting program, you can register for access to a select group of NPS-licensed scholarly information resources.

  • If you have materials to return, you can leave them in the book drop in front of the building. You can email circdesk@nps.edu for confirmation that we received them.
  • If you want us to check to make sure your library account is already clear, please email us at circdesk@nps.edu.

Congratulations! You are now welcome to sign up for our Alumni Access services.

How to check out library materials

  • Use the “Request Article or Book” (aka ILL) process to request the items, whether we own them or not
  • Requests must be submitted 48 hrs. in advance (not including weekends)
  • We will notify you when items are ready for pickup
  • Items will be available for pickup in the library lobby between 1200-1600, M-F
  • Items can be returned by placing them in the box drop bins located outside the library
  • Note: Course materials cannot be checked-out but parts/chapters can be scanned using the same request method identifying the chapters needed. 

How to submit items to be printed

  • Email files to circdesk@nps.edu, using subject “Printing”
  • Limit of 4 attachments per request
  • Requests must be submitted 48 hrs. in advance (not including weekends)
  • No PII please
  • We will notify you when items are ready for pickup
  • Items will be available for pickup in the library lobby between 1200-1600, M-F

The lobby will be open with guidelines for observing social distancing and a one-way flow of traffic.
As the quarter progresses and conditions shift, we will continue to reassess the services we are able to offer the NPS community. 
As a reminder, many of the services offered by the Dudley Knox Library and the Graduate Writing Center and Thesis Processing Office continue to be accessible in the online environment. For further information please see:

Need to update your research and writing skills? Sign up for a workshop today!

Library Quick Start Tue, Jul 14 1200-1250
Thesis Quick Start Wed, Jul 15 1200-1250
Constructing Research Questions Thu, Jul 16 1000-1130
Illustrating Your Thesis with Figures and Tables Thu, Jul 16 1500-1630
Citation Management with Zotero Fri, Jul 17 1000-1150
My Glory Never Dies: The Military in Literature, Film, and Onstage
Part 1 - The Trojan War
Fri, Jul 17 1300-1500
Understanding Paper Types and Prompts Sat, Jul 18 1000-1130

See workshop descriptions.

All workshops will be conducted in Zoom, and login information will be sent to registrants.

Questions? Contact us at writingcenter@nps.edu

Dear New Students,

Welcome to NPS!

This presentation—which is mandatory for all new students—refamiliarizes you with the norms,
purpose, and expectations of academic writing; offers survival skills; and provides a tried-and-true
writing process, whether your task is a two-page executive summary or a multi-chapter thesis.

When: Tue, Jul 14, 1500-1700

Where: Zoom. Get login information

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Our Affiliates

Our Affiliates

TLC:  Teaching and Learning Commons

Mission: Empowering cross-organizational teams as a community of practice to enhance the quality of NPS education through collaborations that create and support innovative and distinctive learning experiences.

email: TLC@nps.edu

TPO: Thesis Processing Office

Thesis Processing reviews and collects all NPS theses, dissertations, capstone reports, MBA reports, and joint applied projects. We help our students meet the NPS format and citation requirements and ensure the paper is of graduate-level quality.

email: thesisprocessingoffice@nps.edu

GWC: Graduate Writing Center

Mission: To develop the writing and critical thinking skills of NPS students for success in graduate school and as military and civilian leaders.

email: writingcenter@nps.edu