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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.  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 Reads color                                              New eBook Resource! 

The New Mexico State Library is pleased to offer a new resource for New Mexicans -- New Mexico Reads. This ebook collection primarily includes Southwest history and culture titles and fiction by New Mexico authors or set in the Southwest. New Mexico Reads also includes some books on racism in America, library and information science, national topics such as the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic, and a selection of audiobooks. There is a small collection of books for children and tweens and teens.

Access is limited to New Mexico residents. See our eBook LibGuide for registration details.

 NM WiFi map

Find FREE WiFi at a public library near you!

       WIFI is 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


Jobs and Unemployment Resource Information

Looking for Information for Unemployment Assistance and Career Resources? Please see our new LibGuide on Jobs and Unemployment Resources


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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.