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Dia De Muertos Crafts available at Curbside this week

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Ask for one or all of our take-and-make Dia De Muertos crafts during our Curbside Pickup Service this week!

(While supplies last)

(Allergy warning: Sugar skulls made with egg products)

October 27, 28, 29, & 31 • 12 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

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Michael McGarrity Author Talk, Tuesday, Oct. 27 at 6 p.m.

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Please join us for a talk with Santa Fe author Michael McGarrity and an opportunity for questions and answers after the talk.

Online Zoom Event

Tuesday, October 27th at 6:00 p.m.

Register Here

https://tinyurl.com/yy7rdezo

 

Head Wounds: A Kevin Kerney Novel

Clayton Istee, son of retired police chief Kevin Kerney, goes up against an elusive Mexican hitman in a mesmerizing story of murder, revenge, and redemption.

Given a chance to salvage his law enforcement career, Dona Ana County Sheriff’s Detective Clayton Istee catches a bizarre late-night double homicide at a Las Cruces hotel. Both victims, a man and a woman, have been scalped with their throats cut.

The murders show all the signs of a signature hit, but national and state crime databases reveal no similar profiles. Digging into the victims’ backgrounds, Clayton discovers that six months prior the couple had walked out of a nearby casino with $200,000 of a high-stakes gambler’s money.

He also learns the crime had been hushed up by an undercover federal DEA agent, who resurfaces and recruits Clayton for a dangerous mission to seize the Mexican drug lord responsible for the killings.

Thrust into the nightmare world of borderland drug wars and corrupt cops, Clayton duels with a cunning assassin poised to kill him and his family in a ferocious climax to the Kevin Kerney series that is sure to stun.

Look out for Michael McGarrity’s new book Head Wounds: A Kevin Kerney Novel, available for purchase November 10th, 2020!

 

Author Bio

With the publication of Tularosa in 1996, Michael McGarrity turned to writing full time. Many of his novels have been national best sellers.

His career in criminal justice spanned over twenty-five years and included creating treatment programs for drug offenders, supervising outreach services for at-risk juveniles, and re-establishing mental health services for the Department of Corrections after the infamous 1980 riot at the New Mexico Penitentiary.

As a Santa Fe County deputy sheriff, he worked as a patrol officer, training and planning supervisor, community relations officer, and was the lead investigator of the sex crimes unit, which he established. In 1980 he was named New Mexico Social Worker of the Year and in 1987 was recognized by the American Legion as Police Officer of the Year.

In 2004 he received the New Mexico Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts — Literature. He is also the 2015 recipient of the Frank Waters Exemplary Literary Achievement Award and the 2015 Santa Fe Mayor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts – Literature.

 

Learn more about Michael McGarrity at michaelmcgarrity.com .

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October Events for Children and Adults

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SFPL has many virtual events for all and take and make craft for children and families until the end of October. Stop by during Curbside Pickup hours (Tues.-Thurs., & Sat., noon-5:30 p.m.) to take home craft kits for Autumn and Halloween (while supplies last) and the last week of the month will have Dia De Muertos sugar skulls and crafts also available.

Check out all of our awesome virtual programming listed briefly below or check our calendar for full info on each event at https://santafelibrary.org/calendar-3/:

Wednesday, October 21st, at 6 p.m., Ann Murdy – On The Path Of Marigolds (All Ages), Register for this event here: https://tinyurl.com/yxwstdoa

Thursday, October 22nd at 6 p.m., The Haunted Kimo Theater (Parental caution recommended), Register to attend here: https://tinyurl.com/yyj8z2cc

Friday, October 23rd at 5 p.m., Santa Fe Ghosts (Parental caution recommended), Register here: https://tinyurl.com/santafeghosts

Tuesday, October 27th at 6:00 p.m., Author Talk with Michael McGarrity (Adult event), Register here: https://tinyurl.com/yy7rdezo

October 28th, 2020 at 1:30 p.m., Stories with Felicia Sanchez Garbiso (Children & Families), Register here: https://tinyurl.com/y5cypwys

Wednesday, October 28th, 2020 at 6:00 p.m., Contacting the Dead: Seances from the Victorian Era to the Modern Age (Parental caution recommended), Register to attend here: https://tinyurl.com/y3ne7nao

Thursday, October 29th at 5:00 p.m., Spirits, Ghosts, and ETs (Oh My)! (Parental caution recommended), Register here: HTTPS://TINYURL.COM/GHOSTSWITHJANE

 

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“The Mummy at Mystery Mansion” presented by Talewise

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Brand-new animated story from Talewise (formerly ScienceTellers)!

Join the Santa Fe Public Library as we unravel this interactive mystery and learn some awesome science concepts along the way! Make this event a part of your COVID safe celebrations this fall.

The Friends of the Santa Fe Public Library bring you a brand-new animated story from Talewise (formally ScienceTellers)! Access to the video experience will remain available for one year so you and your family can watch as many times as you’d like.

Frankie and Casey visit their Uncle Norville for his annual Halloween party – only to find out that a creepy mummy is scaring everyone away! Everybody says the house is haunted, but Frankie and Casey have a different idea.

 Santa Feans will need to access this platform by following the steps below:

  1. Follow this link to the show on the Talewise online learning platform https://video.talewise.com/course?courseid=mystery-mansion
  2. Click “Get Access,” then create an account with your name and email address.
  3. Enter the coupon code L00056 on the checkout page – no credit card info required. Don’t let the cost confuse you, the Friends of the Santa Fe Public Library have already paid for access for our community!

Science Standards Length: ~30 minutes. Concepts: Mummification, electricity, gemstones.

You can also see a familiar face from the Children’s Library transformed into Walter, the Library Mummy on YouTube at https://youtu.be/Tq4CMgUiLGc.

 

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Quarantine Book Club

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The Santa Fe Public Library is launching an all-new, all-virtual book club! Join us on Friday, December 4th, at 4:00 PM on Zoom, where we will discuss our first selection, Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens. Register here to receive a Zoom invitation link: https://tinyurl.com/SFPLbookclub. Invitations will be sent out one week prior to our meeting. 

 Place Where the Crawdads Sing on hold to be picked up during curbside hours (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday from 12:00 PM noon to 5:30 PM), or talk to one of our librarians about reading or listening to the book on your own device. 

For questions or help getting started, call the Main Library at (505) 955-6781, the La Farge Library at (505) 955-4862, or the Southside Library at (505) 955-2820. You can also direct questions to library@santafenm.gov.

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General Election 2020 Voting Information

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Enter your address at https://www.vote411.org/ to find the voting guide for your location that’s been assembled by the League of Women Voters of New Mexico.

From the Office of New Mexico Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver, the New Mexico Voter Information Portal is your one-stop shop for voting information! You can use this site to register to vote or update your current voter registration, request an absentee ballot online, find a voting location, view important election dates, request a military or overseas ballot, or look up third-party voter registration agents: https://www.sos.state.nm.us/voting-and-elections/voter-information-portal/

If you’re already registered don’t hesitate in requesting your absentee ballot here to make your vote count as safely as possible: https://portal.sos.state.nm.us/OVR/WebPages/AbsenteeApplication.aspx

At https://voterportal.servis.sos.state.nm.us/WhereToVote.aspx you can check your voter registration information, your voting locations, your sample ballot, your absentee application and ballot status, and your county clerk’s contact information.

 

Here is a handy list of deadlines and voting schedule flow chart from the League of Women Voters of Santa Fe County (https://www.lwvsfc.org/): https://www.lwvsfc.org/uploads/7/9/7/7/7977240/general_election_voting_details_by_laura.pdf

Regular Voter Registration closes: October 6
*In-Person Same Day Registration: October 7- 31
at County Clerk’s Office (bring ID)

*Absentee In-Person Voting: October 6 – 31
at County Clerk’s Office

*Early Voting Convenience Centers: October 17 – 31
*Last Day to Apply for Absentee Ballot: October 20
to complete online, go to:
https://portal.sos.state.nm.us/OVR/WebPages/AbsenteeApplication.aspx?type=RA
to download a copy to mail, go to:
http://www.santafecountynm.gov/userfiles/ABGeraldine.pdf)
or call 505-986-6280
*Election Day: November 3

 

From the Santa Fe County Clerk, Geraldine Salazar’s website https://www.santafecountynm.gov/clerk:

2020 GENERAL ELECTION
ABSENTEE AND EARLY VOTING SCHEDULES

Voter Registration closes on Tuesday, October 6th at 5:00 p.m.

In Person Same Day Voter Registration at the County Clerk’s Office
begins October 7, 2020 and Ends Saturday, October 31, 2020 (Photo ID Required)
Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. and Saturday, October 31st only 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.

Absentee-In Person Voting

County Clerk’s office (New Building 100 Catron Street) from Tuesday, October 6th through Saturday, October 31st, during regular days and hours of business (Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.) The office is closed Monday, October 12, 2020 in observance of Columbus Day.
The County Clerk’s office will be open for Voting on Saturday, October 31st only, but not the other Saturdays of early voting.

Alternate Sites Early Voting

Saturday, October 17th through Saturday, October 31st. Hours of voting are from 12:00 noon until 8:00 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. on Saturdays.

Early Voting Sites are located at:
Abedon Lopez Community Center – 155A Camino De Quintana, Santa Cruz
Christian Life Church – 121 Siringo Road, Santa Fe
Town of Edgewood Administrative Office – 171A State Road 344, Edgewood
Max Coll Corridor Community Center (new facility) – 16 Avenida Torreon, El Dorado
Pojoaque County Satellite Office – 5 W. Gutierrez – Ste. 9, Pojoaque Pueblo Plaza
Santa Fe County Fair Building – 3229 Rodeo Road, Santa Fe
Southside Library – 6599 Jaguar Dr., Santa Fe

Absentee Voting by Mail

You can apply for an absentee ballot now or any time up until Tuesday, October 20, 2020 although we encourage voters not to wait until the last minute.

To apply for an Absentee Ballot, you can go online to electronically request an Absentee Ballot Application Request

You can print out the application and mail or deliver it to the County Clerk’s office.
Or call the County Clerk’s Office (505-986-6280) to request an application. When you receive the application, you must fill it out and return it to our office.
State law does not permit us to mail ballots within the USA until October 6th.

 

Election Day is November 3rd, 2020 and you can vote at any of these Voter Convenience Centers from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m.

 

CHRISTIAN LIFE CHURCH 121 SIRINGO RD Santa Fe NM 87505
EL CAMINO REAL ACADEMY 2500 S. MEADOWS ROAD SANTA FE NM 87507
GALISTEO COMMUNITY CENTER 35 AVENIDA VIEJA GALISTEO NM 87540
GLORIETA PASS FIRE STATION #2 366 OLD DENVER HIGHWAY Glorieta NM 87535
GONZALES COMMUNITY SCHOOL 851 W. ALAMEDA ST. SANTA FE NM 87501
LA CIENEGA COMMUNITY CENTER 136 Camino San Jose Santa Fe NM 87507
MAX COLL CORRIDOR COMMUNITY CENTER 16 AVENIDA TORREON Santa Fe NM 87508
MONTEZUMA LODGE 431 PASEO DE PERALTA Santa Fe NM 87501
NAMBE COMMUNITY CENTER 180 A STATE RD 503 Santa Fe NM 87506
NINA OTERO COMMUNITY SCHOOL 5901 HERRERA RD Santa Fe NM 87507
POJOAQUE MIDDLE SCHOOL 1797 STATE RD 502 Pojoaque NM 87506
SALAZAR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 1231 APACHE AVENUE SANTA FE NM 87505
SANTA FE COUNTY FAIR BUILDING 3229 RODEO RD Santa Fe NM 87507
SANTA FE COUNTY FIRE STATION (LA TIERRA) 6 ARROYO CALABASAS ROAD SANTA FE NM 87506
ST JOHN’S METHODIST CHURCH 1200 Old Pecos Trail Santa Fe NM 87505
TESUQUE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 1555 BISHOPS LODGE RD Santa Fe NM 87506
TONY E QUINTANA ELEMENTARY 20 E SOMBRILLO ROAD HIGHWAY 106 ESPANOLA NM 87532
TOWN OF EDGEWOOD ADMIN OFFICE 171 A State Road 344 Edgewood NM 87015
TURQUOISE TRAIL CHARTER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 13 A SAN MARCOS LOOP Santa Fe NM 87508

If you did not receive your absentee ballot via U.S. Postal Service, you may go to any of the Election Day VCC sites above. Tell the poll workers that you have not received your absentee ballot and that you would like to vote in-person now. Sign an affidavit stating that you didn’t cast your ballot, my staff will back out this absentee ballot. The poll workers will issue you a Ballot on Demand (BOD) to cast on a voting machine right then and there. You should wear a face mask and gloves; and there is sanitizer available.

If you received your absentee ballot via U.S. Postal Service, you may walk-in your cast absentee ballot to the County Clerk’s Office from Tuesday, October 6th through Saturday, October 31st, during regular days and hours of business (Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.) The office is closed Monday, October 12, 2020 in observance of Columbus Day.
The County Clerk’s office will be open for Voting on Saturday, October 31st only, but not the other Saturdays of early voting.

We have a drop off box outside the main entrance to the County’s Administration Complex (100 Catron St, Santa Fe, NM 87501); or you may hand deliver your absentee ballot to
any of the VCC sites above on Election Day November 3, 2020 by 7:00 PM.

For more information call 505-986-6280 or visit https://www.santafecountynm.gov/clerk

There is also a great toolkit for finding NM voting information made available by the American Library Association’s GODORT (Government Documents Roundtable Group) at:

https://godort.libguides.com/votingtoolkit/newmexico

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Curbside Pickup Service at SFPL

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Santa Fe Public Library now offers curbside pickup of library materials and print jobs 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.

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 library@santafenm.gov 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 https://www.santafelibraryfriends.org/support-us

 

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 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 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.

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 library@santafenm.gov 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 https://www.santafelibraryfriends.org/support-us

 

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 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: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLpC_tIuyMGLjFIVAb8FSD4fR6GjcasURi

Teachers needing assistance from the library can email us at library@santafenm.gov or fill out this form found at: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc0lwu4qINGYpicR-mCH2xiH1JfGXV4XB48XczfaX2iz4gkbA/viewform

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 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 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