Featured and New Additions

New and featured additions to our collections

Featured Collections

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.

Ukulele Lending Program 

Have you ever wanted to learn to play the ukulele but didn't know where to start? Uke can do it at the East Mountain, Juan Tabo, North Valley, San Pedro, South Valley, Tony Hillerman, 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.


Beginning Birding Kits

Begin your birding adventure at your local library! Use your library card to check out a Beginning Birding Kit, which includes binoculars, a birding kit how to guide, and resources to get your started on your birding journey! Beginning Birding Kits are checked out on a first come, first served basis at most Public Library locations.


Museum Discovery Pass Program

The Public Library of Albuquerque and Bernalillo County is pleased to offer local museum family passes for check out. This program is designed to engage adults, children and families in art, history, science, technology and literacy learning. The Museum Discovery Passes are made possible through the Library’s materials funding and donations of Passes from some of the Library’s partners in the program.


Wi-Fi Hotspot Program

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.


Cake Pans

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.


Seed Library

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.


Sorenson Videophone

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.


Help! My News is Fake!

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.