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Meet the State Library: Public Services Bureau

Everyday this week for National Library Week, we’re introducing you to the different departments of the New Mexico State Library.

Public Services Bureau

  • We are the public face of the New Mexico State Library, providing service to libraries from 8:00 to 5:00 and to the public from 1:00 to 5:00, Monday through Friday
  • We provide statewide resources and services to New Mexicans anytime, anywhere in the state via El Portal
  • We provide interlibrary loan service for small libraries around the state and to the incarcerated
  • We oversee the New Mexico State Government Publications Depository program and collection
  • We are a regional depository for the state of New Mexico in the Federal Depository Library Program
  • We maintain a library and information science professional collection
  • We are a coordinating agency for the State Data Center in New Mexico
  • We maintain a Southwest history and culture collection
  • We are a Foundation Center Funding Information Network partner providing grant information to New Mexicans
  • We coordinate the New Mexico Letters About Literature annual competition
  • We coordinate the annual participation of New Mexico at the National Book Festival
We are, from left to right, Christy McPherson, Reference & ILLiad Librarian; Laura Calderone, Reference Services Manager; Lori Thornton, Bureau Chief; Monica Villaire-Garcia, Administrative Coordinator State Government Publication; and Nicodemus Montoya, Government Documents Technician.


Please let us know how we can help!

  • Reference Desk: (505) 476-9702; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Southwest Collection Reference Desk: (505) 476-9790; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Circulation Desk: (505) 476-9700
  • Interlibrary Loan: (505) 476-9716;

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