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The Main Library is now partially open. Spaces for Events, Genealogy, Youth Services, Customer Services, The Friends Bookstore, and public PC’s are open. Holds are returning to Main as a pick-up location. At this time Adult book stacks are still not accessible. We will have services available in stages and sincerely apologize for any inconvenience. 

Branch Info

Alamosa LibraryAlamosa Library

6900 Gonzales SW
Albuquerque, NM 87121
505-836-0684
alamosalibrary@cabq.gov
Nicholas Newlin, Branch Manager

 

The Alamosa Library is located in the Community Services wing of the Alamosa Center. Alamosa Center offers health, social and recreational services provided by other City agencies.

Effective Monday, October 8th, the Alamosa Library has resumed regular hours of 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

SUN MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT
Closed 10–6 10–6 10–6 10–6 10–6 Closed

 

By Bus

Route #155 Coors Blvd. Plan your trip here.

By Car

1/2 mile south of Central on Coors. Turn East on Gonzales and then an immediate right turn into the Alamosa Center.

Meeting & Study Rooms

The Alamosa Library does not have any meeting or study rooms. Please see our list of Meeting & Study Rooms at other Public Library branches.

Branch Amenities & Services

Computer  13 Public Computers (Windows 7 with Microsoft Office 2013 and Internet access)

WiFi  Free Wireless Internet Access

Printer  Printing Services - 15¢ per page

USB Thumb Drive  USB Thumb Drive - $4.40 each

Fax Machine  Faxing Services - $1.00 per 5 pages (local and toll free numbers only)

Copier  Copy Machine - 20¢ per page

See additional information about our ongoing and special events by viewing our full event calendar.

Baby and Toddler storytime    ages 0 - 5
Enjoy an interactive storytime with your child that includes early literacy fun with books, songs, fingerplays, and body movements. Thursdays from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m.

Community Coloring    all ages
Join others from the community during this relaxing, no-stress program! Select coloring pages will be printed and, as available, on request. Promotes meditation, relaxation, and stimulates the creative side of the modern brain! All materials provided. Meets 1st Tuesday of each month from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Digital Literacy Basics    adults
Get basic one-on-one instruction with eBooks, eReaders, tablets, smartphones or computers (Internet, email, Microsoft Word, resumes). Learn what online resources the Public Library provides for adult and continuing learners, and how we can support your journey toward tech savvy! A library card with computer access is required. Available for walk-in customers as well as by appointment.

English Conversation Group    all ages
Join us to practice speaking English and get more comfortable having a conversation. We also have many Spanish language materials to look at and check out in the library. All are welcome! ─░Bienvenidos a todos! Wednesdays from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Family Storytime    all ages
Come spend the morning with other children and an interactive read-aloud! Our program will include early literacy, print awareness, basic vocabulary, fluency and learning about the story from the pictures. All ages are welcome. Call to inquire about class or daycare visits! Tuesdays from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m.

Friday Films    all ages
Come join us and watch films on Friday afternoons.  Check the calendar or call the library to see what is showing. 2nd and 4th Friday of the month at 3:00 p.m.

Get Hooked! Crochet Club all ages
Join us as we learn to crochet, finish a project you started or just have fun with yarn! We have yarn and crochet hooks available or bring your own and learn from the others in the group. All ages and skill levels are welcome. 1st and 3rd Fridays of the month.

Lego Club    all ages
Join us each Wednesday afternoon to build with our large collection of Legos! Work individually or as part of a group to build something awesome. We'll put selected creations on display. All ages welcome. Wednesdays from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m.

Read to the Dogs  all ages
Join us for Read to the Dogs! Children can come to the library and practice their reading in a relaxed atmosphere with a patient listener.  A trained  therapy dog will sit calmly and quietly for a story. All ages are welcome! Meets on the 1st and 3rd Friday of the month from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. On hiatus until October. Call for more information.

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Alamosa--Robert L. Murphy Library History

Alamosa - Robert L. Murphy Library

The City of Albuquerque officially named the Alamosa - Robert L. Murphy Library after community leader Robert L. Murphy in October 2001.

Robert L. Murphy moved to Albuquerque in 1954 and was stationed at Kirtland AFB where he served as a military policeman. In 1962 he left the Air Force and joined the Albuquerque Fire Department and served for 27 years. During his lifetime he was very active with the Boy Scouts of America, his local church Santuario de San Martin, Alamosa Elementary School, and was a founding member of the Alamosa Neighborhood Association. Mr. Murphy brought many neighborhood treasures to the Alamosa community including the construction of the Santuario de San Martin Church, the implementation of the Alamosa Multi-Service Center and the endless devotion he provided to the Alamosa Elementary School. He was a unique individual who gave of himself to his community so others may benefit and prosper from his generous efforts, it is fitting that his life of community-oriented commitment be honored at a City of Albuquerque facility.

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Digital Literacy Basics

Get basic one-on-one instruction with eBooks, apps, smartphones or digital literacy including the Internet, email, MS Word or Excel, and resumes. Learn what online resources the Public Library provides for adult and continuing learners, and how we can support your journey toward tech savvy!

Learn more about Computer Classes at the Public Library...

Available for walk-in customers as well as by appointment.

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Community Coloring

First Tuesday of every month, 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Join others from the community during this relaxing, no-stress program! Select coloring pages will be printed and, as available, on request. Promotes meditation, relaxation, and stimulates the creative side of the modern brain!

 

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Lego Club

Every Wednesday of the month, 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.

Join us each Wednesday afternoon to build with our large collection of Legos! Work individually or as part of a group to build something awesome. We'll put selected creations on display. All ages welcome. Learn more about Lego Club ...

Please leave your own Legos at home. We don't want you to loose your favorite pieces. All ages welcome.

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