Jefferson Hall, completed in 2008, reflects the Academy's ongoing commitment to academic excellence. The United States Military Academy Library, the Center for Enhanced Performance and the Center for Teaching Excellence, all providers of student-centered information services, are now consolidated in one central location, directly along the path from the barracks to Thayer Hall.
Modern in design and composition, Jefferson Hall yet incorporates many of the characteristics of Central Area architecture, such as entry arches, limestone window surrounds and multi-paned windows. Special features include 8,000 amber-colored glass blocks on the north exterior wall of the ground floor and terracotta bricks on interior walls. New Hampshire granite, used on the exterior, is also incorporated in the interior walls of the lobby and sixth floor. The upholstered furniture was manufactured in North Carolina, and the wooden tables and chairs in Wisconsin.
Please note Jefferson Hall is not open to the general public. Visitors must meet access and authorization requirements. More information on access policies is available.
The USMA Archives and Special Collections occupies specially designed collection space on the fourth floor of Bartlett Hall North. The new stack areas in Bartlett Hall North allow all Archives and Special Collections materials to reside in the Central Area for the first time since 1989, benefiting all researchers. Learn more about the Archives and Special Collections.
Many of the academic departments at USMA have a small reference library of books acquired by the department or by the Library for the department. These books are included in our library catalog and are denoted by “location” with a status of “see department”. Access is provided at the discretion of the individual libraries.
The following departments have libraries:
|CPME - Simon Center for Professional Military Ethic||Nininger Hall|
|CTC- Combating Terrorism Center||Lincoln Hall|
|Department of English and Philosophy||Lincoln Hall|
|Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering||Washington Hall|
|Department of History||Thayer Hall|
|Department of Law||BLDG 606|
|Department of Mathematics||Thayer Hall|
|Department of Physics||Bartlett Hall|
The USMA Library has maintained auxiliary collection space in an annex in building 2107, Pershing Center, since 1989. The annex space is located in the same building as the Visitors Center. The library temporarily vacated the annex for the comprehensive re-design of the Visitors Center, but has been re-occupied now that the renovations are complete. This area is not open to the public.
A virtual tour of the USMA Library is available if you have WREN access.