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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.

Beginning August 14, 2017 temporary hours are:  State government employees and members of the public can visit the Main Research Room (upper level) of the State Library and use the library’s resources from 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m., Wednesday.  The State Library's Southwest Research Room (ground floor) is open from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m., Friday.

Reference inquiries, requests for assistance in locating materials, requests to use Foundation Information Network resources, or Federal and state publications are handled daily, Monday through Friday, 8:00 to 5:00.  Please contact us by calling or emailing reference and appointment services.

Check for holdings in the State Library’s online catalog. (Many of the library’s holdings are not included in the online catalog.  If you cannot find what you are looking for, contact a reference librarian.

The State Library acquires books for library professional development. Recent acquisitions are listed here.

Ask-a-Librarian - Contact a Reference librarian by using this web form, or call 505-476-9702.