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Juan Tabo LibraryJuan Tabo Library

3407 Juan Tabo NE
Albuquerque, NM 87111
Alima Jimenez, 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 Library sign.  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

Fax Machine  Faxing Services - $1.00 per 5 pages

Copier  Copy Machine - 20¢ per page

Meeting Room  Meeting & Study Rooms Available for Public Reservation

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.

And The Winner Is… Book Club     adults
We’re beginning a new reading adventure in 2018! Each month, we’ll read a title that has won some sort of literary award. Did the book deserve to win? Join us for an interesting discussion as we decide if the book was worthy of the accolades bestowed upon it.  We meet on the third Thursday of each month at 1:30 p.m. 

Big Hands, Little Hands     children
oin us for this craft hour on the first Saturday of the month from 11-12! We will work on simple crafts, perfect for 3-6 year olds (with a little help from you!). Every child must have an adult with them throughout the craft, and all materials will be provided. Registration is required!

Bookworms Book Club     adults
The Bookworms adult book club meets the fourth Wednesday of the month at 1:30 p.m. New members are always welcome!

Crafts for Kids     children ages 6+
Our kids’ crafts are awesome!  Come and make something fun with us at this monthly crafting session on the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 3:30 p.m.  All materials are supplied, but registration is required. For ages 6 and up.

Drop-in Genealogy Help
Fridays, 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. Our librarian can help you dig up your family history using the library’s online genealogy resources.

JTeens: The Everything Club    teens
2nd Saturday of the month, 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. Why be limited?  Try everything with the JTeens, the teen community at Juan Tabo.  Every month, we'll try something different, from Halloween costumes to video games to movies to micro-nations.  What better place than the library to explore whatever you want?

Lego Club     children ages 5+
For kids ages 5 and up, and parents with their younger children. Join Juan Tabo's longstanding Lego Club the fourth Saturday of the month at 11:00 a.m. Use your imagination to create your Lego masterpiece.

Library Lab     children ages 8+
Join us for a different activity every month focusing on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM)! For ages 8 and up. The 1st Wednesday of every month 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Music and Movement Storytime     families
Let's sing, dance, listen to stories, and play instruments together! Every Tuesday at 11:15 a.m.

Preschool Storytime     3 to 5 years (pre-readers)
Every Thursday at 10:15 a.m. We'll travel to faraway lands, learn about animals, practice our ABCs, learn about different languages, and so much more! Help your child get ready for reading with fun songs and activities. 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.

Role-Playing Games for Teens     teens
Second Wednesday of the month 3:30-5:30PM. Get started with the fun world of role-playing games!  Test your luck and your strategic skills as you create characters and work your way through imagined worlds. For ages 13-19 

Saturday Free Play     children and families
The second Saturday of the month at 11am. Join us for an hour of imaginative playtime. We'll have some of our special imagination-friendly toys ready. Families welcome!

Teen Manga Club     teens
1st Tuesday of the month, 4:00 p.m. Love manga?  Join our monthly, teen-led manga club to talk about the books you're reading, the art, and whatever else comes up!  We’ll try a different genre every month.

Ukulele Tutoring    ages 8+
1st Saturday of the month, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Want to play the ukulele but don't know where to begin?  Join us for a tutoring session that will help you get started. Bring your ukulele (or check one out from us!). You'll learn about the instrument and break into small groups to practice songs. Registration is required. Please register in person, through our website, or by phone. Attendance at the ukulele jam after the tutoring session is encouraged. Open to players ages 8 to adult.   

Ukulele Practice/Jam Session    ages 8+
1st Saturday of the month, 2:30 – 4:00 p.m. Bring your ukulele (or check one out from us!) and join other devotees in a practice session. Work with others to build your skills! Open to players of all ages. Registration is requested. Prior to attending this program, please email Banjo Judy, the leader of the get together, for information about the songs you'll work on during the jam session at

Zentangle Club     adults and teens
The second Friday of the month at 1:30 p.m. 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! Very basic materials are provided but you should bring any specialty materials you want to use. Ages 16 – 100.

Zoob Club     children ages 6+
The fourth Wednesday of the month at 3:30 p.m. Level up your building technique with Zoobs! Like Legos but more complex, Zoob is a moveable 3-D modeling system. Ages 6+. Registration is not required.

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Juan Tabo Art

Curious about the artwork outside the building? Called  "Once Upon a Storytime" it was created by the Mayor's Art Institute as a testament to the rich oral and written traditions of New Mexico. It includes imagery from more than 20 New Mexican Authors as well as a poem by an Albuquerque Poet Laureate. You can find more information about this and other Public Art at the Public Library here.

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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 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 at the monthly Lego Club! Let your imaginations run wild with your designs. Registration is not required. Legos provided. Ages 5+

Duplos are available upon request for the younger folks.

Lego Club meets every fourth Saturday 11 a.m. to noon

Programs & Events

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