Tuesday: 9am to 6pm
Wednesday: 10am to 7pm
Thursday: 10am to 6pm
Friday: 9am to 6pm
Saturday: 10am to 4pm
Closed Sunday, Monday & federal holidays


744 Douhet Drive
Barksdale AFB, LA 71110


The Barksdale Library is a bright light in the Shreveport Bossier community. It serves as an information super source, taking care of students, military members and families by providing  resources for education, career development, self-help or recreational reading.  The Library not only has an excellent assortment of materials, but also partners with other libraries in a consortium, ensuring that even hard-to-find items can be available. They host a number of programs and events for all ages that are based around reading and mental stimulation.

Library Mission

We enable the Barksdale AFB mission with mission-essential information and tools. We support the educational goals of Airmen and their families through printed and online resources. We enrich the quality of life for all eligible patrons through programs, materials and services.


Becoming a library member is simple, it’s free and it opens up a world of literature and information to you.   Just stop by and get your card during normal business hours.

Check out Policy

All borrowed items are due on the due date or must be renewed within three weeks from the check-out date.


May be done by phone or online. Use library card and PIN numbers to access account on library website Items may be renewed twice with the exception of items on hold (no renewals).

FREE Services

Prints, Copies, Scans, Fax, 3D Printing, Glow forge Laser prints

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  • 20 prints, copies or fax pages daily
  • 100 pages per scan
  • 5 hours of 3D printing per patron per month. 3D printing by appointment only.
  • Half of a 12”x20” or one 6”x12” material sheet provided by library per 4 month period.
  • Patrons may purchase and supply their own Glow forge proof grade materials for printing. All laser prints are by appointment only.


Study Resources

The library maintains an expansive up-to-date set of CLEP, DANTE study books. Just sign up for a library card and ask a staff member to point you to the Education section.

Children’s Educational Resources

Prepare students for success with an abundance of materials on our shelves and with digital resources that are accessible with your Library Card.

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Online Resources

Available with library membership Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center
Ancestry Home Improvement Reference Center
Artistworks Kanopy
BookFlix LearningExpress Library OSD Test Prep
Britannica Academic Mango Languages
Britannica Annals of American History Morningstar Investment Research Center
Britannica ImageQuest National Geographic Virtual Library
Britannica Library Novelist Plus
Chilton Library Novelist Plus K-8
Consumer Reports O'Reilly
EBSCO eBooks Public Library Collection OverDrive
EBSCO eBooks Cricket Media Collection OverDrive Comics
Explora Educator's Edition OverDrive Magazines
Explora Primary Schools PressReader
Fold3 Library Edition ScienceFlix
FreedomFlix Small Engine Repair Reference Center
Freegal Music Teachables
Gale Academic OneFile Teacher Reference Center
Gale Business: Entrepreneurship The Great Courses Library Collection
Gale Business: Plan Builder TrueFlix
Gale eBooks Tutor.com
Gale General OneFile Universal Class
Gale Health and Wellness Wall Street Journal NEW
Gale In Context: Biography Weiss Financial Ratings
Gale In Context: Elementary World Book Online
Gale In Context: Middle School World Book Online Activity Corner
Gale In Context: Science World Book Online Advanced
Gale Legal Forms World Book Online Discover
Gale Miss Humblebees Academy (3-6) World Book Online Dramatic Learning
Gale National Geographic Kids World Book Online Early Learning
Gale OneFile: Health and Medicine World Book Online eBooks
Gale OneFile: Military and Intelligence World Book Online Kids
Gale Online Resources World Book Online Student
GreenFILE World Book Online Timelines

Catalog and your Library Account

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Instructions:  Log on.  Select “Search” from the top menu.  Select “Barksdale” from the drop-down.  Select “Limit by Library” menu to view only the Barksdale catalog.

Online Resources

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Instructions: Enter your DoD ID# and birth date. Browse the available resources and databases.  If your DoD # is not accepted, select “yes” to answer the local national inquiry.