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Erna Fergusson LibraryErna Fergusson Library

3700 San Mateo NE
Albuquerque, NM 87110
Kelli Murphy, Area Manager


The Erna Fergusson Library is located on the east side of San Mateo Blvd between Comanche Rd and Montgomery Blvd.


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By Bus

The nearest bus route is Route #140/141: San Mateo. The northbound bus stops right in front of the library. For the southbound bus, get off at Comanche and walk about a third of a mile to the library. Plan your trip here.

By Car

Freeway Directions from I-40:
Take I-40 to the San Mateo exit and proceed northbound. The Library is located one block north of the intersection of Comanche and San Mateo. Turn right on Palo Duro NE and then left into the parking lot. The entrance is on the east side.

Freeway Directions from I-25:
Take I-25 to the Montgomery exit. Proceed eastbound on Montgomery to San Mateo and turn right. Proceed southbound on San Mateo for a half-mile. The Library will be on your left before you get to Comanche. Turn left on Palo Duro NE and then left into the parking lot. The entrance is on the east side.

Surface Street Directions Southbound:
Take southbound San Mateo.  Look for the Library on your left a half-mile past the intersection of San Mateo and Montgomery Blvd NE.  Turn left on to Palo Duro and then left into the parking lot. The entrance is on the east side.

Surface Street Directions Northbound:
Take northbound San Mateo. Look for the Library on your right one block north of the stoplight at Comanche NE. Turn right on to Palo Duro and then left into the parking lot. The entrance is on the east side.

Meeting Rooms

Erna Fergusson has one meeting room that will hold a maximum of 45 people. Policy, rules and required forms for using the meeting room may be found at Meeting and Study Rooms as well as a list of meeting rooms at other branches. 

To view availability online, see our online booking form.

Study Rooms

Erna Fergusson has two study rooms. One will hold a maximum of 6 people and the other, a maximum of 12 people. The study rooms may be reserved (call 888-8100) up to one week in advance for no more than two hours per person/group a day. Check in at the Information Desk with your library card to gain access to the study room.

Branch Amenities & Services

Computer  36 Public Computers (Windows 7 with Microsoft Office 2013 and Internet access)

Wifi  Free Wireless Internet Access

Printer  Printing Services - 15¢ per page

Fax Machine  Faxing Services - $1.00 per 5 pages

Copier  Copy Machine - 20¢ per page

Meeting Room  Meeting & Study Rooms Available for Public Reservation

Early Literacy  Early Literacy Station

Fiction To Go  We are a Fiction to Go location! What is Fiction to Go? The Friends for the Public Library sells slightly used, recently published fiction titles for $2 for hardbacks and $1 for paperbacks. Like all funds that our Friends receive, all proceeds from Fiction to Go sales benefit the Public Library!

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

Accessing eBooks    adults
Join us on the 3rd Thursday of the month for Accessing eBooks. Designed for those who are new to eBooks, this small group, lecture-style class will walk participants through the basics of accessing eBooks from the library. Advance registration is required.

Baby and Toddler Storytime    ages 0-3
Tuesdays at 10:15 a.m. Enjoy an interactive storytime with your child that includes early literacy fun with books, songs, fingerplays and body movement.

Book Club    adults
The Erna Fergusson Book Club meets the 1st Wednesday of each month from 6 - 7:30 .pm. Check the website or contact the branch for book titles.

Card Game Club    all ages
Join us the first Friday of every month 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. for Card Game Club! Play deckbuilding games like Magic: The Gathering, Pokemon, and Yugioh, or enjoy more classic games like Uno or Go Fish. Bring your own deck, or play with one of ours. All ages and skill levels welcome. No signup necessary. Decks are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Lego Club    ages 5+
Every 3rd Saturday at 2:30 p.m. Join us for building adventures with Lego Club! Let your imaginations run wild with your designs. Legos are provided.

Maker Mondays    All ages.
Come on the 2nd Monday of each month from 4 – 5 p.m. for a special kid-friendly craft. We'll get creative and make something unique every month. All materials provided. Check the online event calendar or call (505) 888-8100 to learn about this month's theme. 

Master Gardeners    all ages
The Albuquerque Area Extension Master Gardeners will visit the library twice a month during the growing season to answer your questions about gardening in Albuquerque.  The Master Gardener hotline is available every day from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm: 292-7144 or 243-1386.

Music & Movement Storytime    ages 0-6
Thursdays at 10:15 a.m. Enjoy a fun way to develop early literacy skills in young children with music, dancing, singing, stories and exploration of simple musical concepts.

One-on-One Computer Sessions    adults
Tuesdays at 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. Topics include computer basics for beginners, introduction to the Internet, email, eBooks, Introduction to Microsoft Word, and resume writing. Limited to one participant per session. Call or stop by the library to sign up. Please bring your valid library card to class. More information about computer classes.

Preschool Storytime   ages 3-5
Wednesdays at 10:15 a.m. Join in the fun with stories, songs, puppets and more that encourage development of early literacy skills in young children, using the guidelines from the Every Child Ready to Read program.

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Library LEGO Club

Library LEGO Club

Meets on the 3rd Saturday of every month from 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. and build with friends. All ages welcome! Legos provided! Click here for details.

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Book Group

Book GroupThe Erna Fergusson Book Club meets the first Wednesday of the month 6:00 - 7:30pm.  Books will be handed out at each meeting.  Meet new people and discover new stories each month!

Join our Book Group! Click here for details.

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