Branch Info

Erna Fergusson LibraryErna Fergusson Library

3700 San Mateo NE
Albuquerque, NM 87110
Estevan Montano, 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.

Who was Erna Fergusson? 

She was an independent person in every way: in her thinking, in her approach to people... She made life interesting...

~Irene Fisher, friend and fellow journalist

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  20 Public Computers (Windows 10 with Microsoft Office 2019 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

 Scanning Station - no charge

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!

Welcome back to in-person programs at the Public Library!

See the calendar on this page for upcoming programs at this branch.

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Sunday is FUN-day

Puzzle pieces

Every Sunday find games, puzzles, crafts, building blocks throughout the children's area. A drop-in program for youth and their families, 1:00 - 4:00 pm.


Sunday Family Movie

Film clapboard

On the first Sunday of each month, join us for a special family movie showing in our community room, 2:00 - 4:00 pm.  Check our calendar for this month's selection.  Movies rated G or PG.

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Book Groups

Looking for something good to read, and a group of friends to share it with?


VOICES Book Club

Join our VOICES Book Group! Meets on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 1:00 p.m.
Click here for details.

We will be discussing Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue on May 14, 2024. Ask for a copy at the Check Out desk.


Reading Around the World Book Club

Meets on the 4th Wednesday of every month at 5:30 p.m.
Click here for details.

The Fall of Language in the Age of English Cover

We will be discussing The Fall of Language in the Age of English by Minae Mizumura on February 28th.

Ask for a copy at the Check Out desk.


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Maker Monday

Craft supplies

Join us on the 2nd Monday of the month for Maker Monday. Over the months we will offer a variety of projects that focus on hands-on exploration, construction, building, basic science principles, arts and crafts. Check the calendar for details on each months' event. For youth ages 8 and up. Supplies provided.


Library LEGO Club

Library LEGO Club

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


Programs & Events

Printable Calendar