The Special Collections Library houses the Public Library's research collections on Albuquerque history and New Mexico history and culture. From popular treatments of ghosts and aliens to scholarly publications on history, anthropology, archaeology, religion, language and art, the collection covers a wide range of interests. Although the primary focus is on the greater Albuquerque and Bernalillo County area, excellent resources for researching the pre-Entrada, Spanish Colonial, Mexican, Territorial, and Statehood eras of New Mexico and the greater southwest are readily available.
Materials are available for in-house use only. A photocopier is available.