New Mexico State Library

Fact Sheet

About the New Mexico State Library:

The New Mexico State Library is a division of the Department of Cultural Affairs, under the guidance of the New Mexico Library Commission.  Programs and exhibits are generously supported by the New Mexico State Library Foundation through the generous support of donors.

Established in 1929, the New Mexico State Library provides services that support public and tribal libraries, delivers direct library services to rural populations, state agencies, the visually impaired and physically disabled, and students and citizens conducting research. The library supports public libraries by providing consulting services, offering training and continuing education opportunities, administering the librarian certification program, coordinating a state-wide summer reading program and tribal library program, and administering state and federal grants to public libraries.

1209 Camino Carlos Rey, Santa Fe, NM 87507-5166, Phone: (505) 476-9700. The New Hours: 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM Monday through Friday. Events, news releases and images about activities at the State Library and other divisions of the Department of Cultural Affairs can be accessed at