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Research Assistance

New Mexico State Library provides specialized reference and research service to public libraries statewide; legislative staff; state employees; historians; genealogists; and students of New Mexico state government, history and culture.                                                     Learn more


Collections 

The New Mexico State Library collections include New Mexico history and culture, Federal and state government documents.

State government employees and members of the public can visit the State Library and use the library’s resources.  The second floor Main  Reading Room and reference desk is open from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.  

The Southwest Research Room on the ground floor is open only from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m., Wednesday and Friday. 

Assistance in locating materials and using both paper and online resources can be obtained by contacting reference 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 by using Ask-a-Librarian or call 505-476-9702.