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New Mexico State Library Collections serve as a resource for public libraries statewide; legislative staff; state employees; historians; genealogists; visually impaired residents; and students of state government, history and culture.

State government employees and members of the public can visit the upper level of the State Library and use the library’s resources from 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.  The State Library's Southwest Research Room (ground floor) is open from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m., Wednesday and Friday, due to staffing shortages.

Assistance in locating materials and using both paper and online resources can be obtained by calling or emailing NMSL reference services.

Check for holdings in the State Library’s online catalog. (Many of the library’s holdings are not included in the online catalog.  If you cannot find what you are looking for, contact a reference librarian.

The State Library acquires books for library professional development. Recent acquisitions are listed here.

Ask-a-Librarian - Contact a Reference librarian by using this web form, or call 505-476-9702.