Circulation and ILL
Circulation and Interlibrary Loan Services
Circulation of State Library Materials
The State Library collections and public computers are available to anyone to walk-in and use.
All New Mexico residents with a valid New Mexico Driver License or other ID with a current New Mexico address may register and check out books in the State Library catalog.
State Library Interlibrary Loan services are for state and federal employees and for individuals doing research that involves state library collections such as federal documents or southwest history or genealogy. Interlibrary Loan services are also available for certain libraries in New Mexico.
Call 1-800-477-4401 or 505-476-9709 to ask about eligibility.
We accept ILL requests through the ILLiad program on the State Library website. ILLiad serves as an interface between the ILL Department and you. It provides you with a record of your past ILL requests and with the status of your current requests. Please call us for further information (1-800-477-4401, or 505-476-9709).
First-time borrowers will need to register on the ILLiad web-page. Then enter the book or article citation information into the ILLiad software. The more information we have, the more successful we are in obtaining material.
We will receive your book in an average of 10 working days, and notify you it has arrived. Certain articles we can have faxed to your office within 24 hours, others also average about 10 working days.
There are currently no limits on the number of journal articles you may request, other than those imposed by copyright guidelines. However, there is a limit of 5 books you may borrow at one time from ILL. When you return the first 5, we can request 5 more. (Our library clients may set different limits).
Although usually borrowing materials from another library is free, sometimes there is a charge. At this time, the State Library is not able to borrow materials if the lending library charges a fee.
Most lenders will renew books at least one time, but please enter your renewal request into ILLiad 4-5 days before the due date. We will have a much easier time renewing, if the book is not overdue.