The New Mexico State Library is now open Monday – Friday from 11am to 5pm
The State Library is a resource for information on many aspects of New Mexico, such as state and Federal government documents, New Mexico newspapers, and the Foundation Center. The State Library is complemented by the State Records Center & Archives, both located in the same facility.
The New Mexico State Library, established in 1929, is committed to providing leadership that promotes effective library services and access to information to all citizens of New Mexico. The State Library provides services that support public libraries as well as delivers direct library services to rural populations, state agencies, the visually impaired and physically disabled, and students and citizens conducting research.
- The library supports public libraries by providing consulting services, offering training and continuing education opportunities, administering the librarian and librarianship certification program, coordinating a state-wide summer reading program and tribal library program, and administering state and federal grants to public libraries.
- Through special library services for government employees, the State Library serves state agencies. The State Library also provides public distribution of information published by the state government through the State Publications Collection.
- Citizens benefit from State Library services provided directly in Santa Fe and through the state-wide Rural Services program (bookmobile services for those towns without a public library and books by mail services for home bound citizens) and Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped program. The State Library also offers access to a state-wide database, Magazines Online, to all New Mexicans.
Come for a visit…there are more than 2 million items in the State Library’s collection!
Location: 1209 Camino Carlos Rey, Santa Fe, NM 87507-5166
Phone: (505) 476-9700
Plenty of free parking is available.
The New Mexico State Library, a part of the executive branch of state government, is a division of the Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA).
About the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs
The Department of Cultural Affairs is New Mexico’s cultural steward and is charged with preserving and showcasing the state’s cultural riches. With its eight museums, eight historic sites, arts, archaeology, historic preservation and library programs, the Department is one of the largest and most diverse state cultural agencies in the nation. Together, its facilities, programs, and services support a $5.6 billion cultural industry in New Mexico.