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New Mexico State Library

Since its beginnings more than 60 years ago, the State Library has been a leader in the development of New Mexico's public and tribal libraries, helping them to build the programs needed by their communities.

The Library's heritage is evident today in the Rural Services Program. Three bookmobiles serve the state, stopping in nearly 100 communities and logging more than 50,000 miles each year.

Books by Mail rounds out the service by sending books through regular mail to subscribers remote from the scheduled bookmobile stops.

Library programs serve more than 100 libraries throughout the state, both public and tribal. Staff members bring new skills and tools to these libraries by conducting workshops and providing consulting and programming resources.

The State Library also serves the State Government with access to work-related information and reference materials. And through its Talking Book program, the Library reaches 3,000 visually impaired and physically challenged people each year.

New Mexico State Library Featured Programs