Santa Fe Public Library

Library Card


To register for a library card you must live, work, or go to school in the City of Santa Fe or Santa Fe County. Fill out an application at the Circulation desk and show a picture ID and proof of mailing address. Children under the age of 13 need a parent’s or guardian’s signature to get a card. A person with a library card issued by any other public library in New Mexico is eligible to receive a Santa Fe Public Library card. You can also print out a Library Card Application Form from the list below. Please fill it out and bring to any library branch with picture ID and proof of mailing address to get a card.

Adult Application

Children Application

Como Conseguir Una Tarjeta De Biblioteca

Para registrarse para una tarjeta tiene que vivir, trabajar o ir a una escuela en la ciudad o el condado de Santa Fe.Complete una aplicación al escritorio de prestar y entregar. Demuestre la verificación de una dirección del correo que indica que vive en la cuidad o el condado de Santa Fe, y una identificación de foto. Niños de edad trece o menos, necesitan que sus padres firmen por ellos para conseguir una tarjeta.

Una persona que tiene una tarjeta de otra biblioteca publica en Nuevo México puede recibir una tarjeta de la biblioteca publica de la cuidad de Santa Fe. Por favor llene una aplicación, enseñe su tarjeta de la otra biblioteca junto con su identificación de foto.

Solicitud para Tarjeta de Biblioteca

Solicitud para Tarjeta de Biblioteca para Niños

Loan Periods and Item Limits

Item Type
New Books
Music CDs
Technology (Hotspots, Laptops, etc.)

Loan Period
14 Days
28 Days
14 Days
14 Days
14 Days
14 Days
28 Days

Item Limit
1 of each type

Borrowing privileges will be suspended with any item more than 28 days overdue. Don’t forget, you can review your checkouts, due dates and holds by logging on to your library account.

Overdue Policy

The library does not charge fines for overdue items. Patrons will be blocked from checking out other items if any item becomes 28 days overdue.

A bill is emailed to patrons via the contact information on file for any item that is 90 days or more overdue. The bill will include an estimated replacement cost.

The Library works to serve our users. When materials are long overdue, the items are not available for other patrons to check out. The Library does not have a large enough budget to be able to purchase extra copies of items that are long overdue. We appreciate your working with us to get books and other materials back in a timely manner.


We now have two automatic renewals set up for all renewable items, so you do not need to renew but can still renew early online by logging into your library account. Items may be renewed up to two times. Items with holds (other patrons waiting) cannot be renewed.


Library materials may be returned to any Santa Fe Public Library location. There are book drops at each library for returns after-hours. We do not accept returns for other libraries.

Lost or Damaged Items

Please see a staff member at any Circulation Desk.

Your Account

Review item due dates, renew items, review, freeze or place holds on items, update personal information, suggest purchases, and more.

  • Main Library

    145 Washington Avenue
    (505) 955-6781

  • Oliver La Farge Branch

    1730 Llano Street
    (505) 955-4862

  • Southside Branch

    6599 Jaguar Drive
    (505) 955-2820