About the National Emergency Training Center library

The National Emergency Training Center 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.

Library collection facts

  • 6,000+ videos.
  • 7,000+ published papers by NFA students.
  • 18,000+ books.
  • 120,000+ individual journal articles.
  • Download our brochure PDF, 599 KB

Checking materials out from the library

Who is checking outLength of time permitted
National Emergency Training Center staffOne month
NFA or EMI faculty and studentsLength of course, minus one day
Outside contractorsOne month
Off-campus borrowers (through interlibrary loan)One month

Reserve a library room for group study

The library offers group study space for NETC students in our Glenn Gaines Memorial Room located in N-213. Here’s how to reserve the room.