With over 2 million items available, we wouldn't want these featured collections to get lost in the stacks. Check out something a little bit different from ABQ-BernCo Library.
Freegal is a free music service which offers download or streaming access to more than 9 million songs and over 15,000 music videos, including Sony Music’s catalog of legendary artists. In total the collection is comprised of music from over 28,000 labels with music that originates in over 100 countries. Freegal works with almost all computers, players, tablets, and smartphones. No special software is needed, but there are Apple and Android apps available for a more mobile friendly experience. To access your Freegal benefits, your library account needs to be in good standing. You can download 3 songs per week and stream 3 hours per day using your library card number and PIN to log in.
Use your library card to check out a family pass that allows you free entrance to museums in Albuquerque and surrounding areas! Available at all library branches, except Special Collections. Passes vary by branch. View the library catalog to see available dates and where you can check out a family pass for the ABQ BioPark, Albuquerque International Balloon Museum, Albuquerque Museum of Art and History, ¡Explora!, Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, Maxwell Museum of Anthropology, New Mexico Family Pass, and The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History.
Access encyclopedias, dictionaries, atlases, and more with this all-encompassing reference source that is suitable for all ages and interests, including images from ImageQuest. Dedicated sites for Children, Young Adults and a Reference Center for adult students. Explore thousands of topics in science, social studies, language arts, and mathematics for school projects, to review concepts taught in school, or to learn something new.
Britannica Escolar Online and Enciclopedia Moderna include Spanish elementary and adult encyclopedias, images, videos, atlas, dictionary, timelines and interactive learning materials. Complete with over 50,000 articles plus 4,200 images for native Spanish speakers, bilingual students, and students learning Spanish.
Want to try out a tablet? Check one out from the library. We have Kindle Fire tablets available. Try out new technology and ABQ-BernCo Library's downloadable collections. Library cardholders can check out one tablet at a time for 3 weeks.
Need a special occasion cake? Try one of our more than 30 different specialty shaped cake pans. We have a wide variety of licensed character pans and other special shapes like hearts and giant cupcakes. Cake pans check out for 3 weeks, and are limited to one per card.
The ABC Seed Library was established in 2014 and has as its mission to encourage a community of water-wise gardeners and seed savers. In line with the ABC Library mission, we aim to provide the access, tools, and skills to enable all Albuquerque citizens to participate in this community. We provide free seed to ABC Library card holders and offer free programs to foster all levels of gardeners through growing, harvesting, and seed saving—all within our unique high desert environment.
The U.S Department of Energy reports that 20% of our electric bills come from items that are left plugged in when they are not in use, or items that are in standby mode. Monitor your electricity usage to see which items are contributing to your electricity bill. Kill-a-Watt Energy Detectors can be checked out for 3 weeks at a time, and are limited to one per library card.