About the U.S. Fire Administration Library

Library Customer Service

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Friday: Noon-4 p.m.
Saturday: 4-8 p.m.
Sunday: 4-8 p.m.

301-447-1030 | 800-638-1821 | 301-447-3217 (fax)

Library collection facts

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The U.S. Fire Administration Library is home to one of the most comprehensive collections of materials relating to the fire service and emergency management.

The Library is primarily for students and faculty of the National Fire Academy (NFA) and the Emergency Management Institute (EMI). Materials in the library are intended to support research, classroom lectures and course materials. Learn more about what we add to our collection

Although the physical library isn’t open to the general public, anyone can search the library’s online catalog, which provides bibliographic access to the collection, and direct access to 30,000+ titles. We may also be able to help you obtain our materials via InterLibrary Loan if you are not on the National Emergency Training Center campus.

Checking materials out from the library

Who is checking out Length of time permitted
National Emergency Training Center staff One month
NFA or EMI faculty and students Length of course, minus one day
Outside contractors One month
Off-campus borrowers (through interlibrary loan) One month