The Trefry Library is an electronic academic library serving students, faculty and staff. It is comprised of thousands of licensed article/scholarly journal databases, books and ebooks, and video collections chosen specifically to support the educational programs at AMU and APU.  Students can access the library directly from the classroom or their ecampus page. Faculty access is provided through the classroom and the Faculty Connect portal.

The Trefry Library offers an array of resources and self-help tools like math tutorial videos, streaming film & music, Pronunciator language lab, and information literacy tutorials. We offer information on how to get access to live one-on-one tutoring on a wide variety of subjects, and our Writing@APUS writing reference resource provides supplemental writing support for APUS writers across disciplines.

The mission of the Richard G. Trefry Library is to provide quality resources to support learning across all disciplines. Our goal is to assist students in the development of information literacy skills relevant to the digital era in order to promote research, discovery, and critical thinking. We offer research and reference guidance, using methods of communication that fit the lifestyle of today’s students. We support the university’s mission by providing virtual access to American Public University System students and faculty worldwide.

Our staff of professional subject matter specialist librarians is available 365 days a year to assist students and faculty with research strategies and website navigation at