The City will continue to take proactive steps to protect the safety and well-being of our community. Effective Monday, March 16, the City of Santa Fe will close all public libraries and recreation centers. The Santa Fe Public Library will close its three branches (Main, La Farge, and Southside).
Please hold all returns at home until we reopen, library book drops will be locked and returns will not be accepted until we reopen. We do not have late fees and will suspend fines for overdue items at this time, so please disregard any notices you may receive until we reopen.
We are closed to the public but will still be answering reference questions and library card inquiries at our email email@example.com and we will respond as soon as possible. We do not know when we will reopen, as the emergency continues to evolve. We will not be responding to emails of that nature, so please check the city’s website santafenm.gov for any updates.
The mission of the Santa Fe Public Library is to inform, enrich and educate the members of the community by creating and promoting access to a diversity of ideas and information, and by supporting lifelong learning and reading. In accomplishing its mission, the library honors the community’s unique cultural heritage and traditions, while preparing its community members for the future.
The seven member board is appointed by the Mayor with City Council approval. The Library Board includes city and county representatives and recommends library policy in consultation with the Library Division Director and staff. Current Library Board members are: Elizabeth Alarid, Carlo Brady, Rebecca Phillips, Marie Schow and David Wagner, President.
Library Board Meetings in 2020 will be held on the third Tuesday of each month at 5:45 pm. at revolving SFPL locations.
Library Board Agendas and Packets:
February 27, 2018, City of Santa Fe Public Library Board Special Meeting: Agenda
May 17, 2018, City of Santa Fe Public Library Board Special Meeting: Agenda
October 16, 2019, City of Santa Fe Public Library Board Meeting
November 20, 2019, City of Santa Fe Public Library Board Meeting: Agenda & Minutes
February 18, 2020 at La Farge Branch Library
March 17, 2020 at Southside Branch Library
April 21, 2020 at Main Library
May 19, 2020 at La Farge Branch Library
June 16, 2020 at Southside Branch Library
July 21, 2020 at Main Library
August 18, 2020 La Farge Branch Library
September 15, 2020 at Southside Branch Library
October 20, 2020 at Main Library
November 18, 2020 at La Farge Branch Library
December 15, 2020 at Southside Branch Library
The Library Board may be reached by mail at 145 Washington Avenue, Santa Fe, NM 87501 and by phone at (505) 955-6789.