Santa Fe Public Library

Library Services During Our Closure

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We are still working hard for our community even while library buildings are closed to the public:

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.

Returns are now accepted 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at our designated book drops. Please do not force your items if they happen to be full after hours. We do not have late fees, so please return at a later time in this unlikely event.

 Patrons can check out new materials by placing them on “hold” through the Library system’s online catalog (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. Returned materials will be placed in quarantine for 3 days before being checked in. Patrons may return materials and still see them on their account for 3-5 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.

Curbside Pickup of print jobs

Starting on Tuesday, August 25 and all curbside service hours thereafter, SFPL will be offering curbside pickup of black and white print jobs to the public. Please call your branch reference desk if you have any questions about curbside printing pickup, Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. (Main: 955-6781; La Farge: 955-4862; Southside: 955-2820)

  1. Submit your Document(s) for printing to and specify how many total copies that you need.
  2. Please attach the file(s) or provide detailed web links to what you need printed.
  3. Specify which branch you will pick it up from with a contact name, phone number, and email.
  4. Print jobs require at least 24 hours and can only be picked up during curbside service Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday 12 noon to 5:30 p.m. Email is not responded to on Sundays.
  5. You will be contacted via email to verify when you can pick up the Print Job and the estimated cost.
  6. Print jobs will be available at the curbside walk up table. Please notify staff that you are picking up print jobs and not hold materials.
  7. Printing is Black & White only, up to 50 pages, and is 10¢ per side. Cash or coin only and due to COVID-19 safety we cannot make change at this time.
  8. All documents are printed in the format that they are received and will not be altered by Staff.
  9. Please remember that sending sensitive personal information through email is not recommended. All files will be deleted by staff after being printed.

Printing services are made possible by the Friends of the Santa Fe Public Library. Please consider donating and/or joining at


Answering Reference Questions

We are still answering reference questions and library card inquiries at our email Please send an email and we will respond as soon as possible or call your branch reference desk during the service hours of Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. (Main: 955-6781; La Farge: 955-4862; Southside: 955-2820)

Readers’ Advisory

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!

Request Children’s Personalized Book Bundles For Checkout

Please fill out the form found here to request books on a particular topic for your child. We’ll call or email you when they’re ready for you to check out during our Curbside Pickup Service (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday from noon until 5:30 p.m.).

You can also call your nearest Children’s Department, Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. until 5:30 p.m., for assistance:
Main Library, (505) 955-6837; La Farge, (505) 955-4863; Southside, (505) 955-2828

Supporting Area Teachers and Students

For tutorials on how to use the library’s resources, check out our video playlist on YouTube at:

Teachers needing assistance from the library can email us at or fill out this form found at:

Signing Up New Library Cards

We are temporarily taking new library card applications for residents to access our digital resources and curbside pickup of physical materials while our buildings remain closed. Please send us your full name, date of birth, address within Santa Fe County, phone number, email address, and which library (Main, La Farge, Southside) you’d like to pick up your card from to and we’ll message your card number back to you as soon as possible. Your card may be picked up with photo ID during Curbside Pickup hours (see above) at the library of your choice. If you signed up for a new card through email prior to July 24, 2020 and cannot pickup your card at Main, please call 955-6785 let us know which branch is more convenient for you.

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. The network information for all three SFPL locations is:

Network: Library Guest

Password: Library2020

There is also an unsecured network available at each location to log in without a password:

Network: All Together Santa Fe


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!

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.

For more information and helpful resources find us on Facebook:

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Santa Fe Public Library Book Discussion Group

Thank you for your patience and support while we navigate how to best support our community during this time.

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  • 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