About the Library

Portrait of Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, USN, Class of 1905
Portrait presented by Mrs. Chester W. Nimitz and the Class of 1966 in memory of Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, U.S.N., Class of 1905. Photo of painting taken by Jodi Spillane.

The Nimitz Library offers comprehensive library services to midshipmen and faculty. Service is also provided to USNA military and civilian staff and their family members, to personnel attached to the other activities of the Annapolis Area Naval Complex, and to local retired faculty members and retired military personnel.

Other residents of the Annapolis community and authorized researchers may make use of the Library's resources under specific circumstances.

For more information contact the Head of Access Serices, Dave Dudek, at 410-293-6943 or dudek@usna.edu.

The Nimitz Library, completed in 1973, is named in honor of Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, USN (1885-1966); [FAQs - Images & Biographical Sketch]. A 1905 graduate of the United States Naval Academy, Admiral Nimitz served as Commander-in-Chief, Pacific, during World War II.

Handicapped Access

Assistance is available for those who need help to enter the Library. Call the Circulation Desk (410-293-6945) to arrange for an escort from a Library staff member.