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…

Visit our 19 Branches for…


  • 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
  • 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