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Library - NS Rota

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Library in Rota, Spain
Books in Rota, Spain
Adult Book Club in Rota, Spain

Installation Listings

Installation Listing Category

Geographical Address

Duty Station (or best approximation)
Public Address
Bldg #3306, Naval Station Rota, Spain

Contact Info

956-82-2418 | FAX: 956-82-2040 | DSN: 727-2418
Operating Hours
Sunday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Closed


Please read the reopening instruction below to help ensure the health and safety of everyone. If you violate these rules, you risk losing your access to the library.

Reopening Instruction

  • All patrons must wear a cloth face covering at all times in the facility.
  • All patrons must maintain social distancing (6 feet/2 meters) in the facility.
  • All patrons must sanitize hands upon entering the facility.
  • Study area and conference room are available by reservation only.
  • Book return is available everyday at one of the two outdoor MWR drop boxes. Materials will be quarantined for five days before reshelving.
  • Library Maximum Capacity: 40 patrons
  • TV Room Maximum Capacity: 4 patrons (unless family members)

Virtual Story Time! Every Tuesday at 11 a.m. on our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/RotaMWR/)

Computer Usage Rules

  • All patrons must request computer use from a library staff member.
  • No more than one hour of computer time permitted when patrons are waiting.

MWR Library

A world of knowledge is at your fingertips at the MWR Library. Whether you’re a college student researching a term paper or you’d just like to find information on the Internet, the MWR Library has all the information you need. There are thousands of books, magazines, and newspapers available. Every month, the Library receives the latest book releases of every genre for all age groups.

The U.S. Navy General Library Program has developed an easier way to access a variety of free online library resources. These resources are available to Navy families and the civilians that support them on bases around the world. Keep those kids reading all summer long! Check out the Navy's updated General Library web page with great summer reading suggestions! https://www.navymwr.org/programs/libraries

Army and Air Force e-library

If you are a member of the Air Force or Army, please see the downloads section to access your e-library. Please do not hesitate to contact the Library if you need any assistance. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________


No Wi-Fi at home? Safe learning spaces with free internet access are now available for elementary, middle and high school students to participate in remote and virtual classroom instruction and complete required assignments.

How to use/request reservations:

  • Reservations are required. Walk-ins permitted.
  • Reservations will be for one two-hour time slot during normal operating hours for the library.
  • Reservations can be made each day for your child(ren).
  • Computers are available for student use.
  • Children under 10 years old must be accompanied by an adult (18 years and older).
  • Family units can share a learning station.
  • Families cannot join other families. One family per learning station.
  • Cloth face coverings are required at all times within the facility.

To make a reservations or for more information, please call 956-82-2418 or DSN 727-2418. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________


Space is limited, no more than 10 people. To register or for more information, please call 956-82-2418 or DSN 727-2418.

Who is Killing at the Library? For suspense fiction lovers. Group will meet the first Thursday of every month, beginning Oct. 1 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Adults 18 years and older.

Coffee and Books Empowering women authors. Group will meet every Wednesday, beginning Oct. 7 from 11 a.m.-noon. Adults 18 years and older.

Rebel Personalities from History For kids to learn about the great personalities that have changed the world. Meetings will be the third Friday of every month, beginning Oct. 16 from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Youth ages 8-12 years old.


Some of the Library Services includes:

  • Wi-Fi Access throughout the library
  • Copying, scanning, and faxing services
  • Private study areas
  • DVDs (movies and popular T.V. series), CDs and Audio Books
  • Paperback trade program
  • Learning language programs thru the NAVYDIGITALLIBRARY.ORG
  • Summer reading program - Begins June 16
  • Children’s story time
  • Inter-library loan program
  • Conference room
  • Library lounge with couches, chairs, 42″ T.V. and stereo system
  • Computer workstations with free internet access

Library Cafe with Wi-Fi for patrons who want to relax and sip on some cafe con leche while engaging in a new adventure with one of our many wonderful authors.

The MWR Library has a Research Media Center in which customers can access the internet for personal, educational and research purposes. Patrons may also access our subscription databases, and get involved in a world of knowledge. Each computer contains Microsoft Office and is attached to both a color and black & white printer.

Inter-Library Loan is now available with all Navy Libraries in Europe. Books and other materials may be obtained from Naples, Sigonella, and Souda Bay. In addition, if you are going TDY to any of those locations, you will be able to checkout books through your account in Rota. Please contact the Library for more information.


Navy MWR Digital Library

At the home page click the Digital link, and then Register for a DS Logon. You’ll be asked to select your DS Logon registration method:

  1.  I have a Common Access Card (CAC) with an accessible card reader.
  2.  I have a Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS) myPay account.
  3.  None of the above conditions apply, however at least one of the following conditions is true:
  •  I am a Veteran
  •  I am a Dependent of a Veteran
  •  I am a Survivor of a Veteran
  •  I am registered in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS)


Are you a retired DoD civilian?   For information on how to receive your DoD Civilian Retiree Card, visit Uniformed Serviced ID Card.

What is the purpose of the card? Since many retired DoD civilians have no way of identifying their association with the Department of Defense, this card provides them with a trusted credential to establish their identity and affiliation. Some, but not all, military installations allow retired civilians access to MWR facilities with proper identification.

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