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.

Quick Start Guide

Welcome to the Public Library!

Welcome to the ABQ-BernCo Library!

Your card can do a lot for you.

Quick Start Guide

quick start guide

Questions? Contact us!

Questions? Contact us!

Customer Service
(505) 768-5170
9 am – 5 pm | Monday – Friday

Main Reference
(505) 768-5141

Search our FAQ page or submit questions via AskUs!

Or call your local branch.

Visit our 18 Branches for…

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  • Internet computers with MS Office software

  • WiFi at all branches

  • Computer and Digital Download classes

  • Printing, copier, and local fax service

Programs and Events
We host a wealth of programs for children, adults and teens.

  • Story times, movies, book discussions, stitching groups, craft programs

  • You can even “Read to the Dogs”!

  • Summer Reading and Big Read events at all libraries

  • Classes on topics from job searching to gardening to financial planning

  • Concerts, readings, lectures, science parties and more throughout the year

Meeting Room
Do you need a place to meet?

  • Book one of our rooms for your group.

  • We also have conference rooms for small groups and individual study.

Real Help from Real People

  • Need a good book to read?

  • Want help downloading eBooks?
  • Beginning a genealogy project?

  • Interested in local history?

Library staff is here to help.

Borrow Books, Music & Movies

Borrow Books, Music & Movies

More than 1.2 million all for you!
We have what you want to read, from the latest best sellers, to children’s books, to graphic novels, to how-to manuals, and beyond.

Movies, Music and More

  • Over 9,200 Movies on DVD
    Yes, new releases, too!
  • More than 5,200 Music CDs
  • Thousands of audiobooks on CD
  • Mobile Wi-Fi Hotspots
  • Kill-A-Watt energy use meters
  • Amazon Kindle Fire tablets
  • Cake Pans and Seed Library
  • Freegal Music download and streaming
  • Hoopla download and streaming

International Collection
We have books in Spanish, Vietnamese, Chinese, Arabic, French, German, Italian and Russian, to name just a few.

eBooks & eResources

Digital Media & eResources

eResources Page

  • Download eBooks, eAudioBooks, digital magazines, and streaming music

  • Live online homework help from Brainfuse HelpNow every day from 2 p.m. – 11 p.m.

  • Learn a foreign language, from Afrikaans to Zulu

  • Thousands of magazine and journal articles on demand
  • Get medical, legal, automotive, financial, and more information from our eResources

  • Access Consumer Reports online

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