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Tribal Libraries Program Overview

The New Mexico State Library's Tribal Libraries Program (TLP) mission is to promote and support information access in tribal communities with emphasis on current technology and tribal library development.

TLP  is unique in the nation with specialized library development services to tribal communities on a statewide basis. The main administrative office is located in Santa Fe with staff in Crownpoint serving the Northwestern New Mexico Navajo area.

The Development Bureau of the New Mexico State Library provides consulting services for tribal librarians on a wide range of topics including technology, policies and planning, and library best practices as well as training for tribal library staff and community members. Workshop topics are based on local need.

The following list include the Full Public Tribal Libraries and Developing Public Tribal Libraries in the State of New Mexico:

  1. Acoma Learning Center at the Pueblo of Acoma
  2. Pueblo de Cochiti Library at Cochiti Pueblo
  3. Pueblo of Isleta Library at Pueblo of Isleta
  4. Jemez Pueblo Community Library at Jemez Pueblo
  5. Jicarilla Public Library in Dulce, NM
  6. Laguna Public Library at Laguna Pueblo
  7. Mescalero Community Library in Mescalero, NM
  8. P'oe Tsawa Community Library at Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo
  9. Pueblo of Pojoaque Public Library at Pueblo of Pojoaque 
  10. Pueblo of San Felipe Community Library at Pueblo of San Felipe Pueblo
  11. Pueblo de San Ildefonso Library at  Pueblo of San Ildefonso Pueblo
  12. Pueblo of Sandia Learning Resource Center at Sandia Pueblo
  13. Santa Ana Pueblo Community Library at  Pueblo of Santa Ana Pueblo
  14. Santa Clara Pueblo Community Library at Santa Clara Pueblo
  15. Santo Domingo Pueblo Library at Santo Domingo Pueblo (Kewa)
  16. Taytsugeh Oweengeh Library at Tesuque Pueblo
  17. Torreon Community Library at Torreon/Star Lake Chapter
  18. Zia Enrichment Library at Zia Pueblo
  19. Zuni Public Library at Zuni Pueblo      


Cassandra E. Osterloh, Tribal Libraries Program Coordinator
New Mexico State Library
1209 Camino Carlos Rey
Santa Fe, NM 87507



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Jeannie Whitehorse
New Mexico State Library
Crownpoint Outreach Center
P.O. Box 1742
Crownpoint, NM 87313
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