New Mexico State Library

Research and Collections

Research Assistance

New Mexico State Library collections serve as a resource for public libraries statewide, legislative staff, state employees, historians, genealogists, visually impaired residents, and people interested in state or federal government, grant sources, and Southwest history and culture.

Reference inquiries, requests for assistance in locating materials, and requests for appointments to use Foundation Information Network resources, federal and state publications, or the Southwest Collection are handled daily, Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm.

State government employees and members of the public can visit the library research room (upper level) to use the library’s resources without an appointment from 1:00pm – 5:00pm, Monday through Friday.

Our holdings can be found in the State Library’s online catalog; however, many of the older publications in our holdings are not included in the online catalog. If you cannot find what you are looking for, contact a reference librarian.

We can be reached via Ask-a-Librarian, or by phone at 505-476-9702.