Grand Forks AFB Library

The Grand Forks AFB Library is your extensive resource center providing access to over 25,000 fiction, non-fiction, and audio books, as well as Blu-rays, video games, board games, science kits, and so much more!

Events & Programs

2024 Summer Reading Program

Read, Renew, Repeat | 29 June - 10 August

Open to all ages!

Sign up for the Summer Reading Program and earn prizes for reading throughout the summer! It’s simple to participate:

  • Read books
  • Log your minutes on the Beanstack app
  • Earn fun prizes!

All types of reading counts, including e-books, print books, graphic novels, and audiobooks.

Plus, join us all summer long for exciting Summer Reading events & activities for every age, including teen/adults only events, special STEAM Saturdays, take-home activity kits, and much more!

Thank You to Our 2024 Sponsors!

No federal endorsement of sponsors intended.

READ, LEARN, EXPLORE, & CREATE

Quick Links

Materials Available for Checkout

  • Fiction, Non-Fiction, & Audiobooks for all ages
  • VR Books with Goggles
  • DVDs, Blu-Rays, and 4K Ultra HD
  • Board Games
  • Video Games
  • Nintendo Switch
  • Penworthy Education Kits
  • Microscope
  • Telescope
  • Coding and Circuitry Kits
  • Children’s Science Lab Kits
  • ND State Park Passes
  • Knitting and Crocheting Kits
  • SAD Lights
  • Go Pro Kit
  • Test Prep Materials (CLEP, DSST etc.)
  • Plus, thousands of online eBooks, Audiobooks, Comic Books, and Magazines available through the Libby app!

Services Available at the Library

  • 3D Printing & Makerspace
  • Internet & Wi-Fi access
  • CAC Enabled Computers
  • Open Network Computers
  • Free Printing & Copying (Limit 20 pages per person, per day)
  • Scanner
  • Fax Machine
  • And much more!

Makerspace

Let your creativity come alive in our Library’s Makerspace! Stop by anytime during business hours to take advantage of the free equipment in our ultimate craft room! Have questions? Our Library staff is on hand and happy to help you get started!

What We Offer

  • 3D Printer
  • Lamination Machine
  • Cricut
  • Button Maker
  • Sewing Machine
  • Legos & Other Building Kits
  • Circuitry & Coding Kits
  • Studio Production Kit with Green Screen
  • Playstation & Xbox
  • Mini Projector
  • Crafting Bench
  • Gear Guard Table

All 3D printing supplies are provided. Patrons must provide their own crafting supplies for all other projects.

3D Printing

What is 3D printing?

3D printers use digital models to fabricate 3D objects, successively “printing” layers of material, one at a time, until an object is fully created. Our 3D printer uses PLA filament to create your projects, producing objects with a plastic-like finish.

Is there a charge for the 3D printer?

Nope! All 3D printing supplies are provided free of charge.

How do I get started?

  1. Create your own 3D model in a modeling program, such as Tinkercad, or find a project online that you’d like to print! Free digital designs are available from websites, such as Thingiverse.com
  2. Submit your project to the Library by emailing your request to gfafblibrary@outlook.com or submit your file in person via USB drive. Your file must be reviewed and approved by Library staff before it can be printed. See 3D Printing Guidelines for more details.
  3. Pick up your finished project at the library within 7 days. We will email or call you when your print is finished.

Project Rules

  1. Projects must be legal, appropriate, and not in violation of intellectual property rights
  2. File must be submitted in .stl or .obj format and file size cannot exceed 100 MB
  3. Print size cannot exceed 9.92 x 7.83 x 5.9 in
  4. Print time cannot exceed 7 hours

What colors are available?

We have gray, white, black, cream, red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple PLA filament

eResources & Databases

eResources & Databases

We offer access to over 100 free, online resources for all service members and their families! You can find eBooks and audiobooks on virtually every topic, as well as databases and reference sources that can help you learn a new skill, assist with kids’ homework, research your family history, and much more!

eResources Offered Include

  • Ebooks, Audiobooks, Comic Books, and more
    • Hoopla
    • OverDrive Libby
  • Newspapers and Magazines
    • National Geographic Magazine
    • New York Times
    • New York Times Cooking
    • New York Times Games
    • Wall Street Journal
  • Genealogy
    • Ancestry.com
    • Fold3
  • Resources for Kids
    • National Geographic Kids
    • Tutor.com
  • Learn Something New
    • Craftsy
    • Mango Languages
    • Universal Class
    • Auto Repair Source
  • Research & Reference
    • Consumer Reports
    • EBSCO Databases
    • Gale Databases
    • Legal Information Reference Center
  • And many more!

Tutor.com for U.S. Military Families

Get help from a professional tutor any time you need it with Tutor.com, FREE for U.S. Military Members and their dependents! Tutors are online and available to help 24/7, offering homework assistance in more than 100 subjects, as well standardized test prep and professional proofreading for students in Kindergarten through College.

Click here to confirm your eligibility and get started!

This program is funded by the U.S. Department of Defense and Coast Guard Mutual Assistance.

Office Collections

Grand Forks AFB Library may purchase mission-essential information resources for units on base with library central appropriated funds. These materials can include books, subscriptions, DVDs, and electronic publications.

Mission essential information resources are defined by AFI 34-101, paragraph 16.21 as “publications and services that directly bear on the functions, initiatives, and operations of AF agencies that personnel must use to make decisions and effectively carry out the installation or organization mission.”

If you are interested in developing an office collection, please contact the Library at 701.747.3046  for more information on eligibility and how to apply!