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Coronavirus Update 3/15/20

All Department of Cultural Affairs libraries, museums and historic sites, including this facility, are temporarily closed to the public as a public health precaution due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus). These closures are part of the larger effort by state government to minimize public exposure. Please continue to visit this website for updates and to explore online resources and collections. 

The New Mexico State Library is closed for in-person services until further notice.

We are, however, continuing to provide reference service by telephone and email, and continuing our state-wide interlibrary loan services while minimizing face-to-face contact as directed by Governor Lujan Grisham.   The rural bookmobile service will not be operating. Books by Mail and the Library for the Blind and Print Disabled are continuing services at a reduced staffing level. If you need to reach library staff, please call the number below and leave a message. 

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Telephone:                505-476-9700

NM WiFi map

Find FREE WiFi at a public library near you!

  While libraries are closed, WIFI is still available from the parking lots of many New Mexico public libraries.

  When visiting these libraries, please stay in your vehicle and follow local governments’ rules for social distancing. 

  You can see the interactive map here.


 COVID-19COVID-19/Coronavirus Information and Resources

Are you looking for information and resources for COVID-19/coronavirus? Please see our LibGuide COVID-19


TumbleBooks Now Available FREE for everyone!

New Mexico State Library is offering TumbleBooks free for all New Mexicans, no library card needed! Access is available through August 31, 2020.

TumbleBooks’ databases are easy to use, and feature unlimited access from home! You can read as many books as you want, when you want, and on any device. There are no check-outs, holds, or bulky downloads. Books are available instantly.

We are offering 5 different options, for different ages and interests.

  • TumbleBook Library– K-6 children’s ebook database - click here
  • Tumble Math– K-6 math ebook database - click here
  • Teen Book Cloud– grades 7-12 ebook database - click here
  • Audio Book Cloud– all ages audio book database - click here
  • Romance Book Cloud– steamy novels for the older crowd - click here





Tips for Library Users

Ask A Librarian

Got a burning question about Zozobra? Wondering what in the world is a wikiup? Curious about Chaco Canyon? Ask a librarian! The New Mexico State Library E-mail Reference Desk responds to questions within 2 business days or less. Post your puzzles using our online form.