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Beginning Tuesday August 28, access to the Central & Unser Library from Central Avenue will be CLOSED for several months.
Please use the Unser Boulevard entrance near the UNMH Health Clinic instead.

Branch Info

Juan Tabo LibraryJuan Tabo Library

3407 Juan Tabo NE
Albuquerque, NM 87111
Vacant, Branch Manager


The Juan Tabo Library is located on Juan Tabo Blvd, halfway between Candelaria Road and Comanche Road, on the west side of the street. Note the building is set back off the street.


Closed Closed 10–8 10–8 10–6 10–6 10–6


By Bus

Route #1 Juan Tabo. Plan your trip here.

By Car

Freeway Directions:
Take I-40 to Juan Tabo and proceed northbound past Candelaria.

Surface Street Directions heading North on Juan Tabo, past Candelaria:
Make a left turn at the next left turn bay after passing Defined Fitness, the Yamaha dealership, and the Boehmer dental office.  Don't turn in at the dental office; you'll be driving on the wrong side of the street.

Surface Street Directions heading South on Juan Tabo, past Comanche:
Make the first right hand turn after passing the Sandia Plaza Condominiums and a flood control arroyo.

Meeting & Study Rooms

Juan Tabo Library has one meeting room that will hold a maximum of 80 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

No study rooms available at this library.

Branch Amenities & Services

Computer  16 Public Computers (Windows 7 with Microsoft Office 2013 and Internet access)

WiFi  Free Wireless Internet Access

Printer  Printing Services - 15¢ per page

USB Thumb Drive  USB Thumb Drive - $4.40 each

Fax Machine  Faxing Services - $1.00 per 5 pages (local and toll free numbers only)

Copier  Copy Machine - 20¢ per page

Meeting Room  Meeting & Study Rooms Available for Public Reservation

ABC Seed LibraryThe ABQ-BERNCO Seed Library is housed at the Juan Tabo Library. There are over 200 different seeds that you can borrow and grow listed in the online catalog. For more information call 291-6260.

Fiction To Go  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.

ABQ-BernCo Seed Library Bookgroup    adults
The ABQ-BernCo Seed Library Bookclub meets once a month at the Juan Tabo branch. Our reading list will be in the seed/gardening/farming genre; check the full events calendar for our discussion topic or visit our Book Groups page to see what we'll be reading. what we are reading. Join us!

Bookworms Bookgroup    adults
Join us for interesting discussions about great books! We read a mix of current fiction and non-fiction and meet on the 4th Wednesday of the month in the children's area of the Juan Tabo library. New members are always welcome. See what we'll be discussing by viewing the full events calendar.

Code Club    teens
Come join us on the 4th Thursday of the month from 4:00-5:30 p.m. and learn how to program computers. Teens will love being able to create their own video games and websites, and in the process they will gain useful skills! Visit our Code Club page for more information.

Computer Classes    adults
Weekly beginner computer classes covering a range of topics including an introduction to computers, file management, and social media websites. Thursdays from 10 to 11:30 am. Registration and a library card are required.

Every Child Ready to Read Preschool Storytime    families
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. Weekly Preschool Storytime targeted for ages 3 - 5.

Gizmo Garage: Drop in Tech Session    adults and teens
Bring your devices to this Saturday morning drop-in session and get help exploring the world of eBooks and eAudiobooks.

Lego Club    children ages 5+
Join us for building adventures with Lego Club one weekday and one weekend a month! Let your imaginations run wild with your designs. Legos provided.

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    families
These storytimes are a fun way to develop early literacy skills in young children with music, dancing, singing, stories and exploration of simple musical concepts. Music & Movement Storytime is appropriate for ages 0 - 6.

Reading the Southwest Bookgroup    adults
Read Around New Mexico book group is becoming Reading the Southwest! We're expanding our horizons in 2014 and reading books set in or written about the great Southwest. Come join our monthly group as we read our way through our little corner of the world. We'll still read some New Mexico-related selections, but you'll also explore some books about our surrounding states, too. See what we'll be discussing by viewing the full events calendar.

Sensory Friendly Hour   all ages
Join us for a special browsing hour for individuals on the autism spectrum and for anyone who appreciates a sensory friendly environment. Program details and schedule here.

Zentangle Club    adults and teens
Join us as we take some time out of our day to recenter, calm down, and work on our Zentangle projects. New to Zentangle? We'll help you get started during our monthly meeting! Very basic materials are provided but you should bring any specialty materials you want to use.

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The ABQ-BERNCO Seed Library
has moved!

The Seed Library is now housed at the South Broadway branch.

This move was needed for several reasons:

  • A change in staffing at Juan Tabo required a different approach to the curation of this collection.
  • Housing the Seed Library in a different branch offers more citizens a chance to utilize this unique collection and bring awareness to a new neighborhood.
  • Juan Tabo currently offers customers several special collections or services (Early Literacy Center, Ukulele Loan Program) and South Broadway did not currently offer a special collection.

If you have questions contact us at or 764-1742

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Book Group

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

Join our Book Group! Meets on the 4th Wednesday of every month at 1:30 p.m.
Click here for details.

Library Lego Club

Library Lego Club

Join us for building adventures with Lego Club one weekday and one weekend a month! Let your imaginations run wild with your designs. Legos provided.

July 28, 1:30 - 3:00 pm
August 26, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

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