- Library-Fort Belvoir
The MWR Library supports our Military community with premier customer-focused professional staff providing information resources, engaging programs, community, and collaboration spaces in support of mission readiness, life-long learning, and recreational pursuits. The Library has something for everyone - from story hours to book discussion groups, from internet access to word processing, from military training to investment tools, from the latest novel to "how to" books and other reference books to online resources available 24/7.
Search our Online Library Catalog and Databases.
Reopening: What you need to know for the safety of our staff and customers, the Library is offering curbside pickup.
Hours of Operation:
Phone Assistance | Mon - Fri | 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Pickup Available | Mon - Fri | 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Checking Out Library Books and A/V
- Search our catalog for available items.
- Call or email the library to request the items of interest: +1 (703)805-4244 or Email.
- If you have a web login and PIN, you may access the catalog and use the “Request Item” feature.
- Wait for confirmation that your items have been packed and are ready for pickup.
- Pick up your library materials from the library front porch at 9800 Belvoir Rd, Fort Belvoir, VA 20060 or
- Call us from the parking lot and we’ll bring out your order.
Returning Library Books and A/V
- The Library drop box is available for all your returns.
- The dropbox is emptied daily.
- All returns are put into a 72-hour quarantine before check-in.
- Don’t leave returns outside the dropbox.
- No donations, please.
Need a Library Account?
- Email us. Include Full Name, phone number, and preferred email address for contact.
- You may already have an account with another Army MWR Library. If so, no additional action needed for checkouts.
- If you’re brand new to the Army MWR Library system, we will include a registration form in your first bag of checkouts. Please return it with your books.
- Provisional clearing is done at MWR HQ, 5820 21st St, Bldg. 210, 2nd Flr, Fort Belvoir, VA 22060.
- We’ll email or call you with confirmation regarding your library account’s status within 2 business days.
Interlibrary Loan and Consortium Borrowing from JB Myer-Henderson Hall
- Temporarily suspended.
- Many libraries are still closed and unable to respond to Interlibrary Loan requests. To avoid cross-contamination Belvoir & JBMHH staff will avoid travel and exposure to other libraries, staff, and collections.
Our Facility Features:
- Free Wi-Fi
- 13 Public Use Computers
- Study Area
- Children's Library
- Young Adult Collection
Army Libraries offer a wide range of services worldwide. As a patron of the libraries, you and your Family have access* to:
- Books, audiobooks, and movies
- Downloadable content including eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMusic, and movies
- Online databases for research and homework help
- Computer stations with Internet
- Personalized help with your questions
- Events, classes, and storytimes
- Summer reading clubs and books discussion groups
- Copy and print services
Register for an account at your nearest library, or if you are deployed in a remote location, please see the Army Libraries Web site to learn more about services. After registering, you can use our catalog to manage your account. My Account allows you to renew and request books, access online content, create wish lists, write reviews, and request books while deployed.
* Note: some services may not be available at all locations.
On the U.S. Army Libraries Web site you can search the online catalog:
- Search the Online Catalog
- Download eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMusic and eMovies
- Bring the Library downrange! For deployed Soldiers
- Get help with research
- Request and renew materials with My Account
- Click here to learn how to access the MWR online collection.
At this time, all in-person Library activities have been canceled to ensure the health and safety of Library staff and customers.
- The Library hosts weekly pre-k storytimes. In addition, they host monthly-themed storytimes for children that feature guest readers and focus on STEAM. The Library also hosts teen activity nights featuring movies, gaming and crafts.
- During school holidays, the Library hosts maker and gaming activities for school-age students.
- Seasonally, the Library offers a summer reading program for readers of all ages, storywalks, and Fantober, a celebration of fandoms and all things pop-culture.
- When possible, the Library plays host to gaming groups, book clubs and more. The Library is able to help promote your club or group, as long as the activity is open to all members of the Fort Belvoir community.
- The Library offers facility tours and activities for scout groups and can host instructional sessions on our online resources. Please email us to schedule tours and instructional sessions.
Child Supervision Guidelines
PLEASE DO NOT LEAVE CHILDREN/YOUTH UNATTENDED IN SOSA CENTER.
SOSA CENTER FOLLOWS THE FORT BELVOIR POLICY MEMORANDUM #37, FORT BELVOIR CHILD SUPERVISION GUIDELINES.
CHILDREN 7 YEARS AND YOUNGER Will not be left alone for any period of time. This includes leaving children unattended in cars, playground, homes, or yard.
YOUTH 8 - 10 YEARS OF AGE May only be left alone, adult monitored, during daylight and early evening hours for occasional, short periods of time - up to 1.5 hours - but not on a regular, self-care basis, such as before and after school every day.
YOUTH 11 - 12 YEARS OF AGE May be left in self-care that is adult monitored for up to 3 hours, but not at night or in circumstances requiring inappropriate responsibility.
YOUTH 13 - 15 YEARS OF AGE May be left in self-care that is adult monitored, but not overnight and not in circumstances requiring inappropriate responsibility.
YOUTH 16 - 17 YEARS OF AGE May be left in self-care that is adult monitored for up to 2 consecutive overnight periods, but not in circumstances requiring inappropriate responsibility.
ADULT MONITORED IS DEFINED AS MEETING THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS:
- Youth and parent/caretakers have communicated on house rules and guidelines for acceptable behavior.
- Youth and parent/caretakers have communicated on safety/emergency plans, and youth is aware of what to do in case of an emergency.
- Youth in self-care has knowledge of how to access a parent or another responsible adult at all times (including knowing the parent/caretaker’s whereabouts and having a telephone number where a parent can be reached).
GUIDELINES FOR SELECTING A BABYSITTER:
- Generally, age 13 is the minimum recommended age for a babysitter. In making decisions about who is an acceptable babysitter, consider not only age but also maturity.
- The physical environment where the babysitting will take place must be safe.
- The sitter must possess a level of maturity necessary for applying solid judgment and decision-making skills. No emotional, medical, or behavioral problems may affect the sitter’s ability.
- The length of time, the number of hours, the age and number of children, and the time of day must be consistent with the sitter’s age and ability.
- As the age and level of maturity of the sitter increases, so can the level of responsibility. Responsibilities include performing specialized tasks such as getting children ready for bed, preparing food, and taking care of other specific needs.
Photo gallery Army Corps of Engineers
The US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Baltimore District proposes to fully decommission and dismantle the Deactivated Stationary Medium Power Model 1 (SM-1) Reactor Facility on Fort Belvoir to a standard that allows for the release of the site for unrestricted use (proposed action). Through analysis and evaluation of the proposed action's potential environmental impacts, USACE concludes that there would be no significant adverse impacts on the physical, cultural, and natural environment.
USACE has prepared a Final Environmental Assessment (EA) and Finding of No Significant Impact (FNSI) regarding the proposed action as well as a Finding of No Practicable Alternative (FONPA), prepared by USACE to comply with Executive Order (EO) 11988, Floodplain Management.
These documents, as well as more information on the project, are available on the USACE project web site at www.nab.usace.army.mil/SM-1/