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.

Public Art @ the Libraries

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Book Warden

Book Warden

The Book Warden is a tall bronze figurative sculpture with text and script relief along the surfaces located at the library's courtyard. Created by Melissa Zink

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Historical Timeline of Books

The Historical Timeline of Books is an acrylic painted mural depicting the history and evolution of calligraphy through the ages. Created by Diana Stetson (1995).


Augustus Saint-Gaudens' portrait of Robert Louis Stevenson

Thomason Gates

Thomason Gates<
Depicts the Scottish writer and poet Robert Louis Stevenson.

Tom Thomason (1937-2006) was a graduate of Albuquerque High and UNM and a well-known artist and jeweler. He and his wife, educator and children's advocate Jo (Celia) Thomason (1937-2003), were Albuquerque residents and library benefactors. The courtyard gates at Special Collections are based on one of Tom Thomason's designs, and examples of his jewelry may be seen in the corridor between the west reading room and the auditorium.

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