Fort Bliss Libraries
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.
- Mickelsen Online Resources
Just click on the above link to see all the online resources the Mickelsen Community Library has to offer! You can even digitally check out books!
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
Copier (.10 per page; cash only);
Printing (.10 per page; cash only & must purchase GoPrint card from library)
Faxing (.25 per page; cash only)
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.
Mickelsen Community Library hosts Story Time for 2-5 year olds on Tuesdays at 10:15 a.m.-11am. Story Time consists of stories, songs and games, and simple crafts and usually lasts for 45 minutes. Parents must remain with their children during Story Time. Mickelsen Community Library is located in the basement of Bldg 2E. Participation limited to 20-25 participants.
School Age Book Club
Mickelsen Community Library holds the School Age Book Club, for 6-9 year olds, every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month at 5 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.
Tween Book Club
Mickelsen Community Library hosts Tween Book Club, for 10-12 year olds, every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month at 5p.m. Tweens read selected titles and engage in conversation about themes in the book. Book Club lasts approximately 45 minutes and meets in the Community Room of Bldg 2E.
- Online Catalog
- Curbside Pick Up
Beginning on May 27th curbside pickup will be available exclusively at Mickelsen Library. This service will be available Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays (excluding Holidays). Staff will be taking phone requests from 0830-0930, followed by pick-up from 1000-1130 on Pershing Circle. Please keep to the left hand lane on Pershing Circle, and meet Library Staff at the crosswalk. Patrons are required to stay in their car and wear masks when they arrive for pickup - they will not be able to retrieve their items without a mask on. Patrons must have returns in a bag to hand to staff through an open window. Staff will not go into cars to retrieve returns.
When phone orders are placed staff will need the following information: Full name, DOD ID number, phone number, and the correct title or author of the item you wish to check out.
There is a checkout limit of ten items TOTAL, with only one video game per household.
Please visit our online catalog in advance to make sure the item you wish to request is available - If an item has a due date, it has already been checked out and is not available.
VERY IMPORTANT: ⚠️Items that are listed in the catalog under the location of the Roberto Loeza Soldier Activity Center are currently unavailable.
This is a link to our catalog: .
This service is currently only available to patrons who have a full access account, those with computer use only accounts are not eligible. *We will not be creating new accounts at this time.
*For Adult Side items please call 915-568-1902, for Children or Young Adult items please call 915-568-6156.
All due dates for currently checked out items have been extended to 30 Jun 2020.
Check out the links below to see what rentals the library offers!
- Army Chief of Staff's Reading List
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.|
|Federal and Training Holidays||Closed|
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.|
|Sunday||10 a.m. - 5 p.m.|
|Training Holidays||10 a.m. - 5 p.m.|
|Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day||Closed|