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Just Launched! New Mexico Reads eBook Resource

The New Mexico State Library is pleased to offer a new eBook resource for New Mexicans -- New Mexico Reads. The new resource is hosted on the Axis360 platform. New Mexico Reads 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.

Currently, you need to be a registered cardholder of the New Mexico State Library to check out books from New Mexico Reads. For more information, please contact us by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


Statewide Databases

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El Portal
El Portal is a collection of databases which provide access to magazine and journal articles for all New Mexicans 24/7 from home, office, or public, academic, and school libraries statewide. 

HelpNow provides students of all ages with live online tutoring and homework help in English and Spanish from 2pm - 11pm, and includes 24/7 access to a comprehensive library of interactive tests, including academic skills assessments, standardized tests, and New Mexico-aligned tests.
JobNow provides career resources, resume and interview guidance.
Newsbank provides access to some New Mexico newspapers.
The Subject Guide includes links to reputable state, federal and non-state websites with reliable state information.

In-library databases

The following databases are available only at the State Library. Come in to use them, or call the Reference Desk 476-9702 for assistance.

  • Access Newspaper Archive
  • Newsbank NM Newspapers (all)
  • American State Papers 1789 - 1838
  • U.S. Congressional Serial Set 1817 - 1980
  • Territorial Papers of the United States
  • Foundation Directory Online - 80,000 funders and 500,000 grants
  • Foundation Grants to Individuals
  • Digital Sanborn Maps (New Mexico)
  • Fire Insurance Maps Online FIMo (New Mexico)
  • Ancestry Library Edition
  • Fold3 Historical Military Records
  • JSTOR - full text articles in the humanities