Santa Fe Public Library

Library Services During Our Closure

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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.

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 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. 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.

 

Answering Reference Questions

We are still answering reference questions and library card inquiries at our email library@santafenm.gov. Please send an email and we will respond as soon as possible.

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!

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 library@santafenm.gov 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! 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:

https://santafelibrary.org/e-resources/

Supporting Home & Online Learning

SFPL staff have started a helpful list of resources for parents and children to access at home.

http://santafelibrary.org/children/homelearningresources/

For more up-to-date information and helpful resources find us on facebook:

Santa Fe Public Library
https://www.facebook.com/santafepubliclibrary/

Santa Fe Public Library Book Discussion Group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/2763671377105104/

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

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  • Main Library

    145 Washington Avenue
    (505) 955-6781

    library@santafenm.gov

  • Oliver La Farge Branch

    1730 Llano Street
    (505) 955-4862

  • Southside Branch

    6599 Jaguar Drive
    (505) 955-2820