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Branch Info

Erna Fergusson LibraryErna Fergusson Library

3700 San Mateo NE
Albuquerque, NM 87110
Rachel Howarth, 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  36 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

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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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 Groups

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

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

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We will be discussing The Bookman's Tale by Charlie Lovett on November 9th.

Ask for a copy at the Check Out desk.

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Programs & Events

Printable Calendar

Printable Calendar

Quick Links

How Do I...?

teen zone

kids corner

homework help    library card app

Learning Express Library    computer class

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