Fort Bliss Libraries

Hours of Operation

Monday 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Tuesday 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Wednesday 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Thursday 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Sunday Closed
Federal and Training Holidays Closed
Christmas and New Year's Day Closed

Contact

Building 2E Sheridan Road, West Fort Bliss
Basement level underneath the NCO Academy

Tel:
+1 (915)568-1902

Military DSN Tel:
(312)978-1902

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Hours of Operation

Monday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Tuesday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Wednesday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Thursday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday Closed
Sunday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Federal Holidays Closed
Training Holidays 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day Closed

Contact

20732 Constitution Avenue
Central Fort Bliss

Tel:
+1 (915)744-1534

Military DSN Tel:
(312)978-1534

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Overview

Mickelsen Library was dedicated to the memory of Lieutenant General Stanley R. Mickelsen, 1895-1966. Stanley R. Mickelsen was a visionary leader who brought the Army's Air Defense Artillery from the era of guns into the age of missiles. A native of Minnesota, he attended the University of Minnesota and entered the Army in 1917 as a second lieutenant in the Coast Artillery Corps. During World War II, he served on the War Department General Staff and later commanded an antiaircraft brigade. From 1950 to 1952, he was the Commanding General at Fort Bliss. LTG Mickelsen then became the Commanding General, Headquarters, Antiaircraft Command (ARAACOM) in Colorado, in charge of the Army's part in the nation's continental defense system during the Cold War. He retired from the Army in 1957. Center Library was collocated with the United States Army Air Defense Artillery School Library in building 2, E-wing, in June, 1996 and later renamed Mickelsen Library in a dedication ceremony held 18 June 1997.

In August 2012, the Roberto Loeza Soldier Activity Center (SAC) was opened, and includes the branch of the Mickelsen Community Library, which is also known as the SAC Library. The SAC Library is geared towards patrons ages 18 and up, no children are allowed in the SAC Library, please visit Bldg. 2E if children will be in attendance.

Services

The Mickelsen Library offers:

  • Books - Over 50,000 volumes on all types of subjects, including fiction
  • Periodicals - Over 90 magazines and newspapers
  • Reference - (915) 568-1902
  • Interlibrary Loan - (915) 568-6156
  • Access to the Internet, over 50 CAC-enabled computers, 3 scanners

Services:

Copier (.10 per page; cash only);

Printing (.10 per page; cash only & must purchase GoPrint card from library)

Faxing (.25 per page; cash only)

Book drop:
A 24-hour book drop is located at each end of E-wing. An inside book drop is located in the corridor at the bottom of the entrance stairway.

The Soldier Activity Center Library offers:

  • Books - Over 4,000 volumes on all types of subjects, including study guides, graphic novels, and fiction
  • DVDs - Over 3,000, including new releases and television series
  • Serials - Over 30 popular magazine subscriptions for use in the library Internet access
  • 20 CAC-enabled computers; 2 scanners available for use
  • Services - Printing (.10 per page; must purchase GoPrint card from library); Faxing (.25 per page; cash only); Copier (.10 per page; cash only)
  • A book drop is located in the hallway of the Soldier Activity Center, near the library entrance.
Programs

Story Time
Mickelsen Community Library hosts Read Me a Story for 2-5 year olds on Tuesdays at 10:15 a.m.-10:45a.m. and 11:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Story hour consists of stories, songs and games, and simple crafts and usually lasts about one hour. Parents must remain with their children during story time. Mickelsen Community Library is located in the basement of Bldg 2E. Participation limited to 16 participants.


School Age Book Club

Mickelsen Community Library holds the School Age Book Club, for 6-12 year olds, every Wednesday at 4 p.m. Book Club consists of reading aloud from chapter books by children and staff, activities that revolve around the featured book selection, and crafts. Book Club lasts approximately 45 minutes and meets in the Community Room of Bldg 2E.


Teen Book Club (#TBC)
Mickelsen Community Library holds Teen Book Club (#TBC), for ages 13-18, every 2nd and 4th Thursdsy of the month at 4 p.m. Teen Book Club consists on book debate, discussion, and themed activities of popular and best-selling young adult titles. Teen Book Club usually lasts for one hour and meets in the Community Room of Bldg 2E.

Call +1 (915)568-6156 for more information on Library programming.

Online Catalog

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Rentals

Check out the links below to see what rentals the library offers!

Video Games

Playaway Launchpad

Unit Book Kits

Army Chief of Staff's Reading List

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MakerSpace

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