Library Services During Our Closure
We are still working hard for our community even while the Library is closed:
Curbside Pickup of Holds
Santa Fe Public Library now offers curbside pickup of library materials at all three locations. Hours for curbside service are Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday from 12 (noon) – 5:30 p.m.
Additionally, outdoor book drops are open for returns at all three locations with the limited hours of Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. The library is not responsible for materials returned outside of these designated times and patrons are responsible for any damage or theft that may occur from materials being returned after hours. All buildings remain closed to the public at this time.
Patrons can check out new materials by placing them on “hold” through the Library system’s online catalog catalog.santafelibrary.org (account log-in is patron’s last name and their library card number), and request the location where they would like to pick up their materials. Patrons can also call one of the Library branches for assistance with placing holds (Main Library: 955-6785; La Farge: 955-4860; Southside: 955-2810). Patrons without cell phones may also call these numbers to schedule a walk-up pickup appointment.
Returns are not accepted at curbside pickup; patrons must use the outdoor book drops when returning materials during the designated hours. Returned materials will be placed in quarantine for 7 days before being checked in. Patrons may return materials and still see them on their account for 7-9 days afterward due to this health precaution. Holds may also take longer to fulfill due to this procedure. Any overdue notices patrons may receive for library materials that have already been returned may be disregarded.
Answering Reference Questions
Email your questions to email@example.com. We will respond as soon as possible.
Looking for something great to read from our list of e-resources? Fill out this form and tell us what you like, dislike, and a few other factors, then a librarian will send you a personalized reading list and how to get access to them!
Signing Up New Library Cards
We are temporarily taking new library card applications for residents to access our digital resources while we are closed. Please send us your full name, date of birth, address within Santa Fe County, phone number, and email address to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll message your card number back to you as soon as possible.
Providing Wi-Fi Access
All three SFPL locations will provide internet access through our exising Wi-Fi networks in the parking lot of each library branch. Please observe social distancing practices and remain in your vehicle if possible in our parking lots. Access will be available from 7:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. daily, please do not use outside of these times. The network information for all three SFPL locations is:
Network: Library Guest
Extending Due Dates & Forgiving Fines
Please continue to enjoy your current checkouts and hold all returns at home until we reopen. We do not have late fees and will suspend fines for overdue items at this time.
Any holds ready for pickup will be frozen during closure. You’ll be back in your original place in line when the library reopens.
Creating and Sharing Online Content
Check out our Youtube channel for stories, songs, bugs, and more! Santa Fe Public librarians will never stop reading to you! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaTCMcdWljDeNNm2KrRqo4w
Increasing Access to E-Resources
Santa Fe Public Library provides many digital services, such as e-books and e-audiobooks, streaming movies, TV and music services, free access to magazines and newspapers. We have increased the limits of items you may check out through our online e-resources and have been adding more titles for a greater selection there:
Supporting Home & Online Learning
SFPL staff have started a helpful list of resources for parents and children to access at home.
Wiping Down & Disinfecting the Libraries
The City of Santa Fe is conducting a deep clean and sanitation of the SFPL facilities.
For more up-to-date information and helpful resources find us on facebook:
Santa Fe Public Library
Santa Fe Public Library Book Discussion Group
Thank you for your patience and support while we attempt to navigate how to best support our community during this time.