|Available services at the Fort McCoy Post Library,
building 2000, now include faxing, copying and printing, as well as
access to computers, some paperback/hardcover books and an interlibrary
Nick Sanjari, the Community Activity Center (CAC) supervisor, said
authorized personnel can use the CAC services, which include the
Recreation Center and a Leisure Travel Services office in addition to
the Post Library. Authorized patrons include Soldiers, Department of
Defense civilians and their Family members.
The Fort McCoy Post Library
offers 24 computers for patrons to connect to the Internet and
keep in touch with Family members and friends, as well as keep
informed and accomplish work tasks.
(Photo by Rob Schuette)
Authorized patrons can send or receive faxes at the library for $1
a page. Copying services are 25 cents a page, and printing is free
for the first two pages and 25 cents a page for any additional
“We’re offering services that are common in many libraries,” Sanjari
said. “This gives our work force access to these services at the
installation, during and after work hours, without having to drive
to the local communities. We determined the prices based on a survey
of the local facilities that offer these services to the public.”
The Post Library also offers 24 computers, with Internet access.
Sanjari said the Post Library offers access to the Web-based
Wisconsin Resource Sharing and Information and Access System (WISCAT),
an interlibrary loan system. WISCAT provides an online connection to
other Wisconsin or network libraries and can be used to request and
check out library books, for example.
Sanjari said personnel must be at Fort McCoy long enough to order
the material, receive and use it and send it back.
Patrons seeking tutoring assistance also can use the computers to
access online information, such as the military tutoring program at
http://www.tutor.com/military, he said.
CAC personnel also can help patrons tap into the newest technology,
e-books. Sanjari said personnel can download free e-books from the
Internet on their e-readers or other suitable technology, including
those available through the Army Knowledge Online (AKO) website.
The library offers Common Access Card readers to allow access to
material available on the AKO website or other sites that require
the cards. Authorized patrons also can download e-books on e-readers
if the e-books are available from other library systems, while
following any regulations or restrictions that apply at those
The Fort McCoy Post Library has a limited supply of paperback books,
audio books, CDs and cassettes available to take or for trade. Some
hardcover, audio book and reference material is available for
checkout through the front desk. Movies also are available for rent
through the Recreation Center.
“We have everything from mystery to nonfiction books available,” he
said. “All of the library material can be taken or checked out for
free. If the material has to be checked out, we have a basic,
People who desire access to and e-mailing or printing of documents,
including photographs, can bring those in on a CD. Jump or flash
drives are not allowed per Army regulations.
Sanjari said the library also has ample working areas, including
tables that can support unit work groups, for example. The computers
also include access to a scanner.
The CAC hours, which include the library, are from 11 a.m.-9 p.m.
Wednesdays through Sundays, and closed Mondays, Tuesdays and federal
holidays. For more information, call 608-388-3213 or 608-388-2410.