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New Mexico FamilyPass: Check it out at the Library

Governor Martinez announced the launch of the Department of Cultural Affairs’ FamilyPass, a partnership with local libraries throughout New Mexico, that provides a pass for free admission (up to 6 people) to 15 state museums and historic sites. Passes are now available at all branches of the Santa Fe Public Library for checkout. Patrons may borrow the pass, which circulates like other library materials, for up to one week. There is a $25 replacement fee for passes that are not returned. Users must sign an agreement to use the pass and fill out a survey after returning it.

The FamilyPass may be used at the following locations:


Click to view the press release for the New Mexico FamilyPass

Seeking Candidates for Library Board

The Santa Fe Public Library is seeking candidates for the Library Board. Members are appointed by the Mayor to represent the residents of Santa Fe. There are two city positions that are available. Applicants must live in the city of Santa Fe. Library Board members serve for three years without compensation.

The seven member Library Board was created as an advisory board to the City Council and is charged with working with the Library Administration to provide advice on policies such as the use of the library, book selection, acceptance of gifts and bequests, management and operation and other appropriate matters. The Library Board meets monthly.

Interested residents may apply by submitting a letter of interest and a resume to:

Or hand deliver to the Main Library, 145 Washington Avenue, by 5:00 pm on September 11, 2015.

Click to view the press release for Seeking Candidates for Santa Fe Library Board

New Self-Service Kiosks

The Santa Fe Public Library has installed new self-service kiosks at all locations. The new kiosks provide patrons with the freedom to independently process their own library transactions, while also providing staff with more time to assist patrons and work on other tasks. Patrons are able to check out all types of library materials using the kiosks. Just place all of the materials that you wish to check out in the slot and the kiosk will scan and check them out to you. If you have any questions circulation staff are available to assist you.

Main Library Media Collection

The Library has moved the Main Library media collection to the first floor open stacks. Patrons are now able to browse DVDs, both fiction and non-fiction along with the children's DVD collection. In addition, all audio books are also available to browse and check out. Items that have not been relocated, including all music CDs and some DVDs, can have holds placed on them.

To place a hold on any library item, patrons may call any of the libraries or visit the Library Catalog. The Main Library may be reached at (505) 955-6781 or (505) 955-6785; Oliver La Farge Branch at (505) 955-4860; Southside Branch at (505) 955-2820. Materials on hold may be sent to any of the library locations.

Our catalog includes LibraryThing


With LibraryThing, all of the information is right in front of you. You won't need to search a separate database or check out different websites to get reading recommendations or series information. Just click on the book covers or links and get all the information you need! As always, come visit us at any library, call our reference desks, or e-mail if you have questions about this or any other resource.