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 the Public Library.
Have you ever wanted to learn to play the ukulele but didn't know where to start? Uke can do it at the Juan Tabo, North Valley, and Erna Fergusson Libraries! Use your library card to check out a ukulele along with an instructional DVD, a string tuner, and song books. For best success the suggested age range is eight and up. The funding for the ukulele collection was provided through the generosity of Judy and Michael Muldawer and The Albuquerque Public Library Foundation.
The Public Library has a Sorenson nTouch VP2 videophone available for public use on the second floor of Main Library. The Sorenson videophone is located in a more private area on the second floor along the back wall of the building. To check out the remote control, please go to the Genealogy desk also on the second floor. This assistive technology allows deaf, hard-of-hearing, or speech-disabled U.S. persons to place calls using sign language, either calling another video phone directly or placing a call through an interpreter to others who also use the video phone.
Use your library card to check out a Hotspot providing you with free, and mobile, internet access! The Public Library Albuquerque and Bernalillo County is very pleased to be working with T-Mobile to offer mobile Hotspots for check-out. The mobile Hotspots may be checked out at all Public Library locations and may be checked out for 3 weeks.
Bringing you hundreds of thousands of movies, full music albums, audiobooks and more, hoopla is an all in one digital service offered through your Library. Card holders can download the free hoopla digital mobile app to enjoy thousands of titles – from major Hollywood studios, record companies and publishers – available to borrow for instant streaming or temporary downloading to a smartphone, tablet or computer.
Hoopla digital has a simple sign-up and easy-to-use interface; it’s easy to get to your listening and viewing experience. There’s also no waiting to borrow popular movies, TV shows, albums or audiobooks. Hoopla digital’s automatic return feature also eliminates late fees.
Hoopla is also a fantastic resource for homeschooling! With thousands of educational ebooks and homeschooling materials offering access to Shell Education, TIME FOR KIDS, Teacher Created Materials, Great Courses, and from Boys Town Press. Look for the "Homeschool with Hoopla!" category. Did we mention they also have Read-Alouds and STEAM content?
Freegal is a music service which offers download or streaming access to more than 13 million songs and over 40,000 music videos, including Sony Music’s catalog of legendary artists. Over 200 different genres; everything from Classical Music to Hip Hop, including Pop, Rock, Children’s, Country, Classical and many more… The collection includes music from over 28,000 labels with music that originates in over 100 countries. Freegal works with most computers, players, tablets, and smartphones. No special software is needed, but there are Apple and Android apps available for a more mobile-friendly experience. You can download 5 songs per week and have access to unlimited daily streaming using your valid library card number and PIN.Freegal works with almost all computers, players, tablets, and smartphones. To access your Freegal benefits, your library account needs to be in good standing.
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. Check out a family pass for the Albuquerque International Balloon Museum, Albuquerque Museum of Art and History, ¡Explora!, Unser Racing Museum, Maxwell Museum of Anthropology, New Mexico Family Pass, and The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History. Museum Discovery Passes are available on a first come, first served basis at most Public Library locations. They can't be placed on hold by computer or phone, so please visit your local library to choose today's adventure!
Our library staff has put together a web resource to look at fake news and provide tools to give everyone the ability to tell accurate news from fake news. You deserve the truth. “Fake news” is not news you disagree with. You have every right to be insulted when you read fake news. You are smart enough to make up your own mind. Find the real facts, look at the real facts, and don't allow your self to be treated like an idiot.This guide is put together to help give valuable insight in telling fact from fiction online.
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 ABQ-BERNCO 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 our mission, we aim to provide the access, helpful hints, and skills to enable all Albuquerque citizens to participate in this community. We provide free seed to Public 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.