- What Nye Library has...
- 2 Copiers
- Item/Material Requests and Reservations
- Reading Materials - Fiction, Bibliographies, DIY, Cookbooks, Science Projects, Coaching, Travel and more
- Internet Access
- Large Print Books
- Reference/Research Materials
- Programs/Events for all ages
- Free Faxing & Scanning
- 1 Study Room
- 3 Media Rooms
- 1 meeting/media room for small groups (max 14 person capacity; available for reservations)
- Movie & Video Games - DVD, Blu-Ray, XBox, PS4, Wii, and more
- Audio Books, Playways
- Launchpads: Tablets with Pre-loaded Games for Kids
- 2 Book Returns (Walk up north side of building & drive up on south side of building.)
- Printing (10¢ for black & white, 25¢ for color)
- Multiple Online Resources - Mango Languages, Ancestry Libarary Edition, Consumer Reports Tutor.com, Quello, OverDrive, and more
- Health, Nutrition & Wellness Information Center
- Nye Library's Namesake
Colonel Wilbur Sturtevant Nye
Wilbur Sturtevant Nye was born in Ohio in 1898. He entered the United States Army in 1917 and was appointed to West Point in 1918. Upon graduation in 1920, Nye selected Field Artillery as his branch of service. He transitioned into activities that would lead to his career as historian and author while serving at Ft Bragg, North Carolina in the late 1920’s when he wrote a pamphlet on the Carolina Scots and a history of Fort Bragg. Later, when he wrote CARBINE AND LANCE: A HISTORY OF FORT SILL in 1937, the foundation for his future career was complete; he was appointed as director of the Field Artillery Journal with duties in the Office of the Chief of Field Artillery.
During WWII, having risen to the rank of Colonel, Wilbur S. Nye received five battle stars, the Legion of Merit, the Commendation Medal, and the French Croix de Guerre with Palm as he commanded the 173rd Field Artillery Group of the XV Corps. After serving at the Pentagon, he went back to Europe as Chief of the Historical Section at the United States Army Headquarters. In 1954, Colonel Nye retired from the army and devoted time to his interest in writing.
Wilbur S. Nye penned several books and various magazine articles after his retirement including the book I fought with Geronimo which he co-authored with Jason Betzinez. He also wrote Bad Medicine and Good: Tales of The Kiowa, Here come the Rebels, and Plaines Indian Raiders. He became co-founder and managing editor of Civil War Times Illustrated in 1963 and became managing director of American History Illustrated in 1966. In addition, Nye went on to edit over forty books.
Colonel Wilbur S. Nye was a carful editor, distinguished field artilleryman, and dedicated historian of the Western Indian Frontier and Civil War. His philosophy of life was simple: “The Christian religion is my philosophy: it contains everything that is needed for proper conduct by individuals and societies.”
Held in great esteem, Colonel Wilbur S. Nye’s contribution in the preservation of America’s heritage has left a legacy that still endures.
On June 2, 1970, Colonel Nye passed away in his sleep. He rests at West Point Cemetery, West Point, New York.
- Need new tunes?
Prefer downloading books, audio books, videos, and music to your portable listening device? Create an account and pin with Nye Library to access a wide spectrum of resources through a link on our online catalog. AKO access may be required to use some collections.
- Available at Nye Library
We have one meeting/media room available for reservation. This room can comfortably accommodate a small group for movie/television viewing or a small study or workshop group. Assistance is also available for your audio/visual needs. Reservations do require a signed form, so please make time to come in and sign the form 24-48 hours prior to your reservation. Reservation forms are located at the circulation desk. Call +1 (580)442-2048 for more information and/or to reserve the room.
Notice: Overdue materials that have been charged to your account are no longer eligible for a refund. Your library account will also be blocked until the overdue material has been charged to your account or returned.
Nye Library has something for everyone. Connect to the web via the FREE wireless internet, prepare projects and presentations using office software, expand your computer knowledge with our various computer classes, and research academic and military subjects using our reference collection and multiple online resources. With more than 85,000 items – including fiction & nonfiction books, CDs, audio books, DVDs, and Blu-Ray – you are sure to find something you need
- Want to learn a new language?
Nye Library has Mango Languages and Quello to help you learn a new language. Set up an account with us so you can start learning for FREE! Check out our language selection for other print and media resources.
- Oklahoma Digital Prairie
Oklahoma Digital Prairie is your entrance to online services and resources that help you find books, articles, web content and other useful information. Please contact your local library for access information.
- General Library Information System
The General Library Information System (GLIS) includes most Army MWR Libraries, as well as some Air Force and TRADOC Libraries. This automated system allows registered library user to have access to downloadable audio books and eBooks (for free), research, and making request for items. Once registered, the library user registration information will follow the Soldier and/or Family Members in relocation or deployments.
For first-time users, click on "New to My Account" in order to acquire a Personal Identification Number (PIN). You must ensure that the e-mail address you enter to create your PIN is the same email address you submitted to the Library when you registered as a borrower. Once your PIN is established, this enables to renew your own books or request materials to be purchased.
Once you have registered at your local GLIS Library, you can set up an online account to manage your library use from anywhere at any time.