Santa Fe Public Library

Library Updates

Summer Reading Wrap-Up and Prize Pickup

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The Santa Fe Public Library would like to thank our participants of all ages and all of our wonderful weekly performers and storytellers for being a part of our first virtual Summer Reading Program!

Thanks to Andy Mason and those that joined us to party on Saturday! The recording of the  party can be found here on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/santafepubliclibrary/videos/738079630312500/  and on Youtube here: https://youtu.be/cDXDY1rPJdc

Summer Reading participants can stop by the Southside Branch Library during Curbside Pickup hours (noon to 5:30 p.m.) for the first 2 weeks of prize claiming (Sat. Aug. 8; Tuesday, Aug. 11; Weds., Aug. 12; Thurs., Aug. 13; Sat., Aug. 15; Tues., Aug. 18; Weds., Aug. 19; Thurs., Aug. 20). Starting on Saturday, August 22, remaining prize pickups will be available at all three SFPL locations.

 

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Curbside Pickup Service at SFPL

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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. 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. 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.

Once the hold becomes available, patrons will be contacted by email or phone call. Patrons will have 10 days from the time of notice to pick up their materials at their requested curbside pickup location.

Each branch has dedicated parking spaces for patron pickup with numbers assigned. Once there, patrons are asked to call the phone number listed on signs to let staff know they’ve arrived. For confirmation, patrons will be asked to provide their name, date of birth, and library card number to verify their identity. All items will be bagged and brought out to their assigned parking space. Patrons must remain in their vehicle until staff return to the building.

Attending staff will wear personal protective equipment including facemasks and gloves, and follow public health protocols to protect themselves and the public from possible COVID-19 transmission.

Loan amounts have temporarily (or permanently upon review) been increased for all media items. Patrons may now check out up to 15 DVDs, 15 CDs, and 15 audiobooks on their card for up to 2 weeks. All Books, except New Books, will remain as 4 week checkouts and patrons may check out up to 50 at a time. New Books will remain as 2 week checkouts with a limit of 4 per card to promote quicker turnover of high demand items.

Santa Fe Public Library is continuing to follow mandates and guidelines from Gov. Lujan Grisham, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, and the New Mexico Department of Health for the protection of patrons, staff, and our community.

Patrons are also encouraged to utilize the Library’s digital collections of eBooks, Audiobooks, Movies and virtual programming at santafelibrary.org.

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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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Respond to the 2020 Census

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The 2020 Census will provide a snapshot of our nation—who we are, where we live, and so much more. The results of this once-a-decade count determine the number of seats each state has in the House of Representatives. They are also used to draw congressional and state legislative districts.

The results will also inform how hundreds of billions of dollars in federal funding are allocated to more than 100 programs, including Medicaid, Head Start, block grants for community mental health services, and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, also known as SNAP.

Over the next decade, lawmakers, business owners, and many others will use 2020 Census data to make critical decisions. The results will show where communities need new schools, new clinics, new roads, and more services for families, older adults, and children.

 

Please respond to the Census with the 12 digit Census ID that was mailed to your household at:

English – https://my2020census.gov/

Spanish – https://2020census.gov/es

Learn how the Census can impact your community at https://2020census.gov/en/community-impact.html and how you can spread the word and help at https://2020census.gov/en/how-to-help.html.

Activities for children through adults can be found at https://www.census.gov/programs-surveys/sis/2020census/2020-resources.html.

 

Usted puede responder al Censo del 2020 en español. (Bilingual)[Source: U.S. Census Bureau]

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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