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State Government Documents Collection

Open to the public: Monday through Friday, 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.,
By appointment: Monday through Friday, 8:00 to 5:00. 
Call: 505-476-9702 or Ask-a Librarian
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Find out who owns New Mexico’s water and how it is being used … where the best schools are in town … the history of our state … what bills are going through the legislature that affect New Mexico’s families, businesses and environment.

The New Mexico State Library has an extensive collection of current and historical documents published by all New Mexico State Agencies.  These publications are intended for public use and are vital to the educational, business, personal, civic, legislative, and research needs of New Mexico citizens.

Some subject areas include:  Some types of  documents include:
  • health 
  • education
  • history/culture/art
  • energy
  • economics/business
  • agriculture
  • tourism
  • taxes
  • annual reports
  • periodicals
  • statistics
  • directories
  • newsletters
  • technical reports
  • laws and rules and regulations
  • maps

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Copies of most state publications can be borrowed by visiting the State Library. Depository libraries throughout New Mexico also provided access as part of the State Depository Library Program. Other libraries may request these materials for individuals to borrow through the State Library’s interlibrary loan service. 

Use these tools to find what you are looking for:

· State Library’s online catalog—search by author, title, or subject

· For digital documents: State Library's online catalog  or via the digital archive

· Contact a reference librarian using Ask-a-Librarian, or call 505-476-9702

· Locate and visit a local depository -Directory of Depository Libraries

Specific digitized state publication collections are also available on the following sites:

· Agricultural Extension Service and Experiment Station publications- full text access to over 100 years of more than 3,400 circulars, guides, handbooks, annual reports, research reports, technical reports, task force reports, and research bulletins written from 1890 to the present.

· LoboVault a repository of scholarly publications from a variety of sources.

· State Mobile Apps Catalog- you may search by state, by category, or browse a list of all apps and links are provided for download

 



State Depository Library Program

The State Depository Program collects publications created by all state agencies with the intention of providing permanent and sustained access to New Mexico citizens. The reports, minutes, statistics, newsletters, bulletins, impact statements and countless other publications created each year by the various state agencies and commissions are a vital piece of New Mexico history. New Mexico’s Depository Library Program was established in 1978 when the State Legislature passed legislation creating the State Documents Depository Clearinghouse within the existing the State Library (18-2-4. J NMSA). This legislation also requires all state agencies to deposit copies of their publications with the Clearinghouse (18-2-4.1NMSA and 1.25.10.1 NMAC) in a timely and ongoing basis. 

State agencies are required to send 30 copies of all paper publications for filing, distribution and public access to the New Mexico State Library (NMSL). The NMSL keeps 3 copies of each publication for historical, research and circulation purposes. The remaining copies are distributed as follow; a copy is sent to the New Mexico State Records and Archives, a copy is sent to the Library of Congress, and all other copies are sent to the state publications depository libraries around the state. Additionally, web-based and born digital state publications are filed by state agencies with the NMSL, digitally archived, and available for permanent access through the State Library's online catalog.

If you have any questions, please contact the Government Documents Librarian,  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

Agencies must fill out the filing form when sending print and/or digital documents.

Submit URLs and/or digital files to: 
 
What are the approved formats?
1) PDF
2) PDF/A.
Print Document Delivery
Library Rate or Interagency mail:

State Publications Program
New Mexico State Library
1209 Camino Carlos Rey
Santa Fe, NM 87507

 


Government Documents Listserv: NMGOVDOCS

NMGOVDOCS is an unmoderated e-list for those interested in anything relating to New Mexico state documents and Federal documents. This is an open list. While the focus of the listserv is the business of the New Mexico Depository Library programs, any and all questions and discussions concerning New Mexico state government publications, Federal publications, and the New Mexico Depository Library system are welcome.


TO SUBSCRIBE go to NMGOVDOCS and follow the instructions.


You will receive confirmation that your request to be on the list has been successfully processed, along with instructions on posting information, signing off, and proper etiquette for the listserv.More information about NMGOVDOCS, the New Mexico State Depository Library program, and/or New Mexico state publications can be found on the State Publications program page.

If you have any questions please contact the Government Documents Librarian, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 


More Resources

Laws for Libraries (NM)

Annual Shiplist

Directory of State Depository Libraries

Publication Officer FAQ

Designation of Publication Officer Form

State Documents Filing Form