The Mission of the Victory Institute Library is to acquire and maintain an accessible collection of materials focusing on military history and the the preservation of the American Republic.
How it works:
The library ships materials to domestic and military (APO/FPO/DPO) addresses. Members submit a queue of books, similar to choosing movies at Netflix’ website. Dependent upon your membership level, the library will ship you any available selections (Minuteman memberships can have one material out at a time, Ranger – two, etc.). Any books that the library does not already possess – provided your selections fall within the library criteria – will be obtained and sent to you once you have returned your order.
Once you have borrowed your limit of books, you can recharge your account. The member is responsible for returning materials (US Postal Service media mail, which typically costs $2.41). Books may be checked out for a total of four weeks, which begins the day the book is shipped and ends the day the book is received by the library. Members may request a single one-week extension on books for a maximum of five weeks.
Movies may be checked out for two weeks. No extensions are allowed for movies.
If your material is overdue, you will lose one credit from your account. For example: If you failed to return a book on time and had six credits remaining, one credit would be deducted from your account, leaving you with only five.
If a book is not returned within eight weeks, you will be billed the replacement cost of the book.
How to Join the Library:
There are two ways to join the Victory Institute Library:
Minuteman Membership ($50)
- 10 books or movies
- Borrow one at a time
Ranger Membership ($75)
- 15 books or movies
- Borrow up to two at a time
Premium Membership ($100)
- 20 books or movies
- Borrow up to three at a time
In addition to purchasing your membership, you can also donate materials to the library. Books and videos can be exchanged for credits, the amount of which is determined on availability and quality. Typically, the going rates are:
- Two credits for a paperback or movie
- Three credits for a hardcover
- Certain books qualify for additional credit
Your new account will be credited once the books are received by the library. Check out our want list or contact the librarian for more information.
How are membership fees spent?
Your membership supports the preservation of our Republic’s history and that of our Armed Forces, both through the library and through the Victory Institute’s legislative action and veterans’ service efforts.