Programs & Services

New Mexico libraries offer the gift of enlightenment

New Mexico libraries offer the gift of enlightenment

Historic sites and museums across the state are open free to New Mexicans any day of the week: all you need is the FamilyPass

Check out the FamilyPass at any local library

Historic sites and museums across the state are open free to New Mexicans any day of the week: all you need is the FamilyPass, available at more than 120 local libraries throughout the state. Patrons can check out the pass just like a book, and use it at any of the Department of Cultural Affairs 15 museums and historic sites. The pass is checked out for one week, will allow admission for up to six people — for families of all shapes and sizes. Escape in to the magic, mystery, tradition, history, science and beauty of New Mexico this winter season: your first stop is your local library!

Find tutoring and job assistance at home and in the library

This holiday season, take advantage of time at home to make strides in your career or education with the online services of HelpNow and JobNow, available free to all New Mexicans through the New Mexico State Library. Whether you’re focusing on a project or homework, or tweaking that resume to catch employers’ eyes, you’ll find all sorts of support: It’s like having your own personal tutor and career counselor on call 24/7. HelpNow provides free online homework help with live tutoring from 2:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. seven days a week. Job coaches on JobNow provide resume assistance and one-on-one advice to job seekers. Tools for learners of all ages include videos, teaching aids, GED and career certification test prep, writing labs, and preparation for US citizenship. Visit elportalnm.org from your home or library today.

Download talking books for the holidays thanks to the New Mexico Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped

This year, the NM Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (LBPH) turns 50, celebrating decades of enriching the lives of visually or physically impaired New Mexicans. Each year, LBPH meets the needs of nearly 3,000 New Mexico citizens, and delivers 120,000+ items through mailed and downloadable audiobooks. Anyone who is eligible for the program can get great books to read in any corner of the state, wherever the postal service delivers. Those who cannot use standard print books due to visual or physical disabilities, including impairments caused by aging, are eligible for this free service. Beyond books, LBPH is a connecting point: patrons can call and talk to volunteers or staff who make personalized recommendations. To learn about LBPH’s services or how you can volunteer, visit nmstatelibrary.org.

Reading room open 1:00–5:00 p.m. Wednesday only. Southwest History and Culture Room open 1:00–5:00 p.m. Friday only. 1209 Camino Carlos Rey, Santa Fe, NM 87507-5166, Phone: (505) 476-9700.

These and all the State Library’s programs are made possible in part by generous support of New Mexicans like you. To make a donation, visit the New Mexico State Library Foundation: http://statelibrarynmfoundation.org/

New Mexico CulturePass

Your ticket to 15 exceptional Museums and Historic Sites.
From Indian treasures to space exploration, world-class folk art to awesome dinosaurs—our museums and monuments celebrate the essence of New Mexico every day.
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Cultural Atlas of New Mexico Mobile App

Where do you belong?
The Cultural Atlas of New Mexico leads you to historic and cultural places throughout the Land of Enchantment. Organized by region, proximity and interest, the Cultural Atlas will help you find where you belong.

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