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Coronavirus Update 3/15/20

All Department of Cultural Affairs libraries, museums and historic sites, including this facility, are temporarily closed to the public as a public health precaution due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus). These closures are part of the larger effort by state government to minimize public exposure. Please continue to visit this website for updates and to explore online resources and collections.

The New Mexico State Library is closed for in-person services until further notice.

We are, however, continuing to provide reference service by telephone and email, and continuing our state-wide interlibrary loan services while minimizing face-to-face contact as directed by Governor Luhan-Grisham.   The rural bookmobile service will not be operating. Books by Mail and the Library for the Blind and Print Disabled are continuing services at a reduced staffing level.

For reference services:

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Telephone:                505-476-9700

If you need to reach library staff, please call the number above and leave a message.

Our telephone greeting and website will be updated as there are any new developments.  

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Governor Lujan-Grisham's press conference 3/11/2020

Governor Lujan-Grisham's press conference 3/13/2020


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 State and federal health organizations are working to ensure that Americans are informed about the current outbreak of Coronavirus. Find information about staying safe, how the virus spreads, and what places have been impacted.


TumbleBooks Now Available FREE for everyone!

New Mexico State Library is now offering TumbleBooks free for all New Mexicans, no library card needed!

TumbleBooks’ databases are easy to use, and feature unlimited access from home! You can read as many books as you want, when you want, and on any device. There are no check-outs, holds, or bulky downloads. Books are available instantly.

We are offering 5 different options, for different ages and interests.

  • TumbleBook Library– K-6 children’s ebook database
  • Tumble Math– K-6 math ebook database
  • Teen Book Cloud– grades 7-12 ebook database
  • Audio Book Cloud– all ages audio book database
  • Romance Book Cloud– a huge collection of steamy Romance novels for the older crowd

New Mexico State Library Launches Articles Plus Pilot for State Employees

The New Mexico State Library is launching a pilot project to purchase journal articles and other professional digital content à la carte, rather than by the traditional subscription or interlibrary loan model.

The pilot project is open to all New Mexico state employees, including those employed by state government, the state legislature, or the state courts. For more information, see NMSL for State Employees.


  Voting Toolkit

Your Vote Counts BadgeGODORT’s Voting & Election Toolkits ( are here to help librarians answer questions about voter registration, voter ID requirements, and more! These voting and election toolkits provide non-partisan voting & election information for every state and D.C.

New Mexico's voting toolkit:

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Ask A Librarian

Got a burning question about Zozobra? Wondering what in the world is a wikiup? Curious about Chaco Canyon? Ask a librarian! The New Mexico State Library E-mail Reference Desk responds to questions within 2 business days or less. Post your puzzles using our online form.