In the interest of preserving public health and limiting the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus), all of our Public Libraries are CLOSED Saturday, March 14 through Wednesday, April 15. The public is encouraged to take advantage of all the digital resources the Public Library offers online.
The due date for all items that are due between Saturday March 14 and Wednesday April 15 has been extended to Wednesday April 22.
Holds that are 'Ready for Pickup' will continue to be held for you through the first week after we reopen.
Holds that are 'In Transit' for you will be processed after we reopen.

Any library card that was due for a scheduled update during this period has been updated through May 1.
Assistance is available by phone during the closure Monday through Friday 10:00AM to 4:00 PM  For general information please call (505) 768-5141.  If you need assistance with your account or a library card please call (505) 768-5170.

Making Change

A local history series at Special Collections presented by the Public Library, Historic Albuquerque, Inc., and Oasis Albuquerque.


Making Change

Making Change is an ongoing local history series about the businesses, people and projects that shaped Albuquerque as we know it today. Speakers share the stories of enterprises, individuals, technologies and trends that have left a lasting impression on our city.

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the Public LibraryHistoric Albuquerque Incorporated

Making Change is presented by The Public Library, Historic Albuquerque, Inc., and Oasis Albuquerque. We are deeply grateful for their support.

Making Change

Making Change logo, currency scattered across 1883 plat map of Albuquerque

Image: Plat of the Town of Albuquerque Grant in Bernalillo County, New Mexico, 1883 (United States, Surveyor General)

Historic Albuquerque Recordings

Featured Historic Albuquerque Presentations

Check out this and other great videos at the Historic Albuquerque YouTube channel. Many are recorded at the Special Collections Botts Hall

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