The Tony Hillerman Library (formerly the Wyoming Library) is located behind the Hoffmantown Shopping Center at the intersection of Wyoming Blvd and Menaul Blvd. on Apache Street NE. It is on a separate, irregularly shaped block with beautiful public rose gardens on each end adjoining the parking lots.
Route #8: Menaul and Route #31: Wyoming, both serve the Tony Hillerman Library. Plan your trip here.
Take I-40 to the Wyoming exit and drive north on Wyoming Blvd. Look for the Wendy's Restaurant on the left side of the street just before Menual Blvd. Follow the surface street directions.
Surface Street Directions heading South on Wyoming Blvd:
Cross Menual and turn right at the Wendy's Restaurant onto Apache Street.
Surface Street Directions heading North on Wyoming Blvd:
Watch for the Wendy’s on your left as you approach Menaul Blvd. Turn Left at the Wendy’s onto Apache St.
Surface Street Directions heading West on Menaul Blvd:
Turn left on Wyoming Blvd. Look for the Wendy’s on your right side and make a right turn onto Apache.
Surface Street Directions heading East on Menaul Blvd:
Go three blocks east of Pennsylvania. Turn right into Inez Street at the western entrance to the Hoffmantown Shopping Center. Go one block south on Inez and you will see the library parking lot.
No meeting rooms available at this library. Please see our list of Meeting & Study Rooms at other Public Library branches.
Tony Hillerman has two small study rooms that will hold a maximum of three people. The study rooms may be reserved (call 291-6264) up to one week in advance 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 room.
20 Public Computers (Windows 7 with Microsoft Office 2013 and Internet access)
Free Wireless Internet Access
Printing Services - 15¢ per page
USB Thumb Drive - $4.40 each
Faxing Services - $1.00 per 5 pages (local and toll free numbers only)
Copy Machine - 20¢ per page
Meeting & Study Rooms Available for Public Reservation
We are a Fiction to Go location! What is Fiction to Go? The Friends for the Public Library sells slightly used, recently published fiction titles for $2 for hardbacks and $1 for paperbacks. Like all funds that our Friends receive, all proceeds from Fiction to Go sales benefit the Public Library!
Craftastic Afternoon ages 6-12
Please join us for a fun monthly craft for children ages 6-12. Registration is required. First Thursdays at 4 p.m. Please call 291-6264 to sign up.
Hillerman Stitch Club adults
A drop-in stitching club for good times, good conversation and helpful knitting hints. Bring your projects to share to our weekly meeting.
Lego Adventures ages 5 and up
Leave your Legos at home and come play with ours, on the first Saturday of the month. If you can dream it, you can build it. Beginners welcome!
Master Gardeners all ages
The Albuquerque Area Extension Master Gardeners will visit the library twice a month during the growing season to answer your questions about gardening in Albuquerque. The Master Gardener hotline is available every day from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm: 292-7144 or 243-1386.
Music & Movement Storytime families
These storytimes are a fun way to develop early literacy skills in young children with music, dancing, singing, stories and exploration of simple musical concepts. Music & Movement Storytime is appropriate for ages 0 - 6.
Origami Adventures ages 5 and up
Each month learn to create several different folded paper designs, on the second Saturday of the month. Beginners welcome.
Poetry Around the World ages 10 and up
In this writing class we explore a different style of poetry from around the world each month. If you think poetry is dull and boring, give us a chance to change your mind.
Preschool Storytime families
Join in the fun with stories, songs, puppets and more that encourage development of early literacy skills in young children, using the guidelines from the Every Child Ready to Read program. Weekly Preschool Storytime targeted for ages 3 - 5.
Read to the Dogs children
Reading to appreciative and non-judgmental furry friends helps to increase kids' confidence and joy of reading. Weekly on Wednesdays, see more information about Read to the Dogs.
Sensory Friendly Hour all ages
Join us for a special browsing hour for individuals on the autism spectrum and for anyone who appreciates a sensory friendly environment. Program details and schedule here.
Steampunk Crafts ages 12 and up
Join us for crafts inspired by the neo-Victorian sci-fi genre called Steampunk. Registration is required for this every other month program. Call 291-6264 to register.
Tony Hillerman (1925–2008), an Albuquerque, New Mexico, resident since 1963, was the author of 29 books, including the popular 18-book mystery series featuring Navajo police officers Jim Chee and Joe Leaphorn, two non-series novels, two children’s books, and nonfiction works. The former Wyoming Branch Library was renamed in honor of Tony Hillerman in 2008. Discover more about Tony Hillerman in the Public Library collections and the University of New Mexico University Libraries Research Guide.
If you enjoy knitting, crocheting, or any other stitching type craft—you are invited to join our drop-in stitching club. Tuesdays from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. All ages and skill levels welcome. Click here for more information.
If you like to fold paper, drop in on the 2nd Saturday of every month at 2 p.m. to learn a new origami project. All ages welcome! Call 291-6264 for details.