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each installation. Requirements and design criterion for academic, technical, legal, and
medical libraries are not included as part this UFC.
General libraries are centralized facilities that serve the whole installation and its entire
population. General libraries are the most common type of library facilities and
programs at most Air Force installations. These facilities offer information, materials,
collections, and services similar to general public libraries found in most communities
and schools. Design criterion for different types, configurations, and sizes of Air Force
general library facilities is the focus of this UFC document.
Academic libraries are an integral part of the formal school or a college-level
educational institution. Examples of these types of libraries are located at the Air Force
Academy, Air University, Defense Language Institute, and Air Mobility School. Specific
guidance regarding the Air Force Academy library is located in USAFA INSTRUCTION
34-102, The USAF Academy Library System.
Technical libraries provide detailed information and reference materials for personnel
who work in research, development, testing and evaluation (RDT&E) programs or
support other scientific and technical functions.
These facilities are located within legal offices and feature specific legal collections.
These facilities are located within medical facilities and feature specific medical
AIR FORCE LIBRARY FACILITIES
The focus of this UFC includes specific information regarding requirements for the
different varieties and configurations of Air Force library facilities that include the
Large General Libraries
Medium General Libraries
Small General Libraries
Library Extension Services (LES)
Learning Resource Centers (LRC)