Library collection consists of over 100,000 volumes in a variety of formats:
- Audio Books on CD and Playaway
- Downloadable Audio Books
- Downloadable E-Books
- Downloadable Music
- Genealogy Materials, Reference and Circulating
- German and Spanish Language Collections
- Heritage Quest Genealogy Database
- Language, and Research Databases
- Large Type Books
- Local Newspaper on Microfilm Back to 1899
- Music CDs
- Southwest Research Collection
- Wide Variety of Magazines
The Reference Department houses a large collection of current reference materials covering a large array of subjects. A reference librarian is available at all times to help patrons find the materials and information they need. Telephone reference service is available by calling the Reference Desk at 575-439-4148.
Fifteen public use computer workstations are available in the reference area for internet use. These computers are Windows 10 PCs with Microsoft Office programs.Two computers are available for Genealogy research, for students taking online classes, or patrons who require extra time for resumes and job applications. Check with the Reference Librarian on duty to access these computers.
We offer introductory computer classes. Check with the reference librarian to arrange a tour for adult groups or school groups of intermediate grades and above.
The Children's Room offers an excellent selection of both classic and contemporary books for children from infants through about 8th grade. Special collections in the Children's room include:
- Audio Books
- Braille Books
- Children's DVDs
- Graphic Novels
- Spanish and German Language Books
We also have a special collection for teaching that include books, kits, globes, and other things to help the teacher or home schooler provide the best teaching possible.
Five computer workstations in Children's Room offer a variety of children's and filtered Internet access. An AWE Early Literacy Station is available for interactive learning activities.
The library offers many programs for youth: Preschool Programs, Tween program, Teen Cafe, and more.
Group tours for classes and groups are available when scheduled in advance with the Youth Services Librarian.
For scheduled programs check the city calendar, email Ami Jones, Youth Services Librarian or call at 575-439-4157. Cheryl, Youth Services assistant, can be reached at 575-439-4157 or you can email Cheryl Burnett.
- Federal and New Mexico Income Tax Forms
- Home Bound Book Delivery Program
- Inter Library Loan
- Public Meeting Rooms Application (PDF)
- Self-Service Photocopy Machine and Scanner
- Books, audio books, and music CDs check out for three weeks.
- DVDs checkout for one week and the item limit is 5.
- Music CD checkout limit is 10.
- New books check out for two weeks. (New books are located on the shelves in front of the circulation desk.)
- Patrons may have up to 50 items checked out at one time.
- Patrons may have up to five items on hold (reserved) at one time.
- Patrons may renew items one time. (Items with other patrons' holds may not be renewed.)