The DISCS Library is the only known library in the world dedicated exclusively to Security Cooperation. It contains an extensive collection of materials, textbooks, publications and periodicals (foreign and domestic) focusing primarily on
foreign affairs, national security, current events, and related topics impacting security cooperation. It also provides reference, bibliographic, and inter-library loan and other related services for faculty and students.
Classified materials are available for those students who have a “need to know” and a security clearance. Materials may be issued only to those students having a SECRET clearance and a valid U.S. government identification card. Classified material is retained in a designated reading room and may NOT be reproduced without permission of the DISCS Librarian or the Director of Academic Support.
All borrowed materials must be returned no later than noon on the day prior to graduation. Under no circumastances will library materials be taken from the Institute by departing students.
The Joint Forces Staff College Ike Skelton Library is a specialized military library, focusing on research in joint and multinational operations, military history and naval
science, operational warfare, and operations other than war. Library staff members regularly scan the weekly news magazines, monthly and bimonthly journals such as Military
Review, Armed Forces Journal, and quarterly publications, including NATO's Nations and Partners for Peace, RUSI Journal, and the Naval War College Review. Miscellaneous reports
from RAND and the General Accounting Office are also indexed for SCAMPI. The resulting database serves as a guide to articles on military and naval art and science, operational warfare, joint
planning, national and international politics, and other areas researched by JFSC faculty, staff, and students. The SCAMPI database covers the period from 1985 thru the present.
Since 1945, the Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC) has proudly served the United States Department of Defense (DoD) community as the
largest central resource for DoD and government-funded research, development, technical, and engineering information. DTIC enables the defense
research and development community to maximize the availability, use and collaboration of the almost 4,000,000 technical records resulting
from Defense-funded technical activities.