Branch Info

Main LibraryMain Library

501 Copper NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Joshua Fox, Area Manager


Main Library is in downtown Albuquerque on Copper Avenue NW, between 5th and 6th streets.


Closed 10–6 10–6 10–6 10–6 10–6 10–6


By Bus

Several bus routes including Central Avenue Route #66,  Rapid Ride #766 (Red Line) and Rapid Ride #777 (Green Line) serve the Main Library. Plan your trip here.

By Car

Freeway Directions from I-40:
Take I-40 to the 6th Street exit. Drive southtbound on 6th Street until you reach Copper Avenue. The library will be on the left, between 5th Street and 6th Street, on Copper Avenue.

Surface Street Directions from Montano:
Take Montano to 2nd Street. Go south on 2nd Street. 2nd Street will turn into 3rd street after the I-40 overpass. Follow 3rd Street to Lomas, and turn right (west) onto Lomas. Take Lomas to 6th Street and turn left (south). Stay on 6th Street until you reach Copper Avenue. The library will be on the left, between 5th and 6th Streets, on Copper Avenue.


In addition to metered street parking, up to two hours of free parking is available at the Very Special Arts parking garage on the southeast corner of 5th and Copper. Bring your parking stub from this garage to the Circulation desk for validation.

The Main Library has two small conference rooms that each hold 15 people, and an auditorium that holds 200+ 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

The Main Library has five study rooms that will hold a maximum of four people each. The study rooms may used for no more than two hours per person/group a day. Check in at the information desk with your library card to gain access to the study rooms.

Branch Amenities & Services

Computer  39 Public Computers (Windows 10 with Microsoft Office 2019 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

Early Literacy  Early Literacy Station

ABQAHC  Albuquerque Healthcare for the Homeless

Al's Big Dipper  Al's Big Dipper Sandwich Shop

  Friends of the Public Library Bookshop

Welcome back to in-person programs at the Public Library!

See the calendar on this page for upcoming programs at this branch.

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Foundation Center

Foundation CenterAs a Foundation Center Funding Information Network Partner, Main Library makes available databases, books and training opportunities for our community. Click here for more information or call 505-768-5141.

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Traveling Trunks

These rolling suitcases are packed full of hands-on resources are available to teachers, youth group leaders, homeschool teachers, and other residents of New Mexico who are looking for a fun and educational way to immerse students in a moment in history.

Click here for more details about the Traveling Trunks!

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Genealogy Center

genealogyThe Genealogy Center includes a non-circulating collection of over 20,000 titles and 31,000 volumes organized by country, state, and county; a computer lab dedicated to genealogy research with databases of special interest to genealogists; a microfilm collection and machines for viewing microfilm and microfiche.

Programs & Events

Printable Calendar

Printable Events Calendar