New Mexico State Library

Books By Mail

Books by Mail is funded in part with a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services which administers the Library Services and Technology Act.

A library in your mailbox!

Books by Mail sends books to eligible patrons statewide. With a collection of over 30,000 books our library caters to readers of all ages and interests in standard and large print formats. Books in Spanish are also available. Our digital collection on Hoopla and the Palace Project app provide audiobooks, eBooks, and more!

Order books from the comfort of your home or on the go through our convenient online catalog, by phone, mail, or email. There is no limit to the number of books you can request and may have up to 10 books at a time for a six-week loan period. There is no charge for receiving and returning books through USPS in the provided canvas mailing bags.

New Mexicans can register for this service if they:

  • Do not live near a State Library Bookmobile stop or near a public library due to living in a rural area (20 miles or more outside city limits),
  • Are homebound due to a physical disability,
  • Can only read large print books due to a visual disability,
  • Or are registered patrons of the NM State Library for the Blind and Print Disabled due to blindness, low vision, or a physical disability.

Contact Us


1209 Camino Carlos Rey

Santa Fe, NM 87507

Phone: 1-800-395-9144



Monday – Thursday: 

9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Closed on State and Federal Holidays

Visit the Symphony catalog

Browse the entire Books by Mail collection! Please contact us for your login information to check out books or to register.

New Mexico State Library Rural Services Books by Mail Quarterly: New Year Edition 2024. "No matter how wonderful things used to be, we cannot live in the past. The joy and excitment we feel here and now are more important." -The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo (CC-3053) Image of a golden sun surrounded by moons in different phases and stars.
Check out the latest Quarterly for the best books of 2023, the Land of Enchantment program, and highlights of Books by Mail!

Click to view the Books by Mail calendar! You can also subscribe to our calendar to stay up to date by copying and pasting the following outlook link into your calendar settings:

Words from our rural wonderful awesome patrons

"It would be hard to explain the importance of this service to any non-reader or person other than a librarian. The anticipation of book arrivals, the decisions as which to read first, the gratitude, the countless hours of enjoyment, falling asleep to a good book. Especially when isolated without radio, tv, transportation. Book arrivals something to look forward to, the days always brighter when something to look forward to. Wonderful! Delightful! Exciting! Greatly appreciated!"
Books by Mail Patron
Costilla, NM
"Books by Mail is a wonderful service provided to these rural communities. "
Books by Mail Patron
Mosquero, NM
"I would like to thank you for your assistance in providing me with reading material as I sit out here in the boondocks."
Books by Mail Patron
Ribera, NM