Address: New Mexico State Library
- New Mexico State Library
- 1209 Camino Carlos Rey
- Santa Fe, NM 87507
Hours and holidays: The Second Floor reference desk is open from 12:00 noon to 4:30 Monday through Friday. The Southwest Collection's Research Room (Ground Floor) is open from 9 to 4:30, Monday through Friday.
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- New Mexico State Library :New Mexico State Library provides specialized reference and research service to public libraries statewide; legislative staff; state employees; historians; genealogists; and students of New Mexico state government, history and culture.
- Southwest Collection Information on New Mexico state history, geography, culture, ethnology, government, and economics.
- State Documents Collection An extensive collection of both current and historical documents published by all New Mexico State Agencies and vital to the educational, business, personal, civic, legislative and research needs of New Mexico citizens.
- Federal Document Collection The New Mexico State Library was designated as a federal depository library in 1960.
- Census Collection Statistical reports issued by the U.S. Census Bureau from 1790 to the present are available for use at the New Mexico State Library. This includes the Decennial Census of Population, Economic Census, and Census of Agriculture. Statistics for the United States, New Mexico, all other states, cities, counties and smaller census geographies are available.
- Newspaper Collection Newspaper collection includes current issues on paper and historic newspapers on microfilm with some searchable online. We currently subscribe to about 50 daily and weekly newspapers from throughout New Mexico. The microfilm collection consists of thousands of reels of newspapers (including many that are now no longer being published) dating back to 1849.
- Map Collection The State Library has many maps which are found in our southwest, Federal government, and state government collections.
- New Mexico State Library Digital Archive The State library has been collecting and preserving state government materials since 2003. The state publications range from the Brand Book and Legislative Orders, to Fish Stocking Reports and traffic pattern maps. The digital archive is a work in progress.
- New Mexico State Library Searchable Catalog
- Overview Collections maintained include:
- New Mexico State Library Collections serve as a resource for public libraries statewide; legislative staff; state employees; historians; genealogists; visually impaired residents; and students of state government, history and culture.
If you cannot visit or find a source at the New Mexico State Library, a similar source may be available at one of the following.
- National Archives I, Washington DC, census, pre-WWI military service & pensions, passenger lists, naturalizations, passports, federal bounty land, homesteads, bankruptcy, ethnic sources, prisons, and federal employees. fckLR*National Archives II, College Park, MD, Departments of Agriculture, Commerce, Education, Energy, Health and Human Services, Housing and Urban Development, Interior, Justice, Labor, State, Transportation, and Treasury all after 1900.
- New Mexico State Records Center and Archives Archdiocese of Santa Fe, Diocese of Gallup, censuses, district court, land grants, wills, diaries, family papers, prisons, family and local histories, newspapers.
- Yellowstone National Park Archives records of major park projects, concessionaires, donated manuscripts, personal papers, hundreds films and oral history recordings.
- Archives and Historical Services Division is the central archives of New Mexico State Government The agency is mandated by law to collect, preserve and make available to the public and all branches of government, permanent public records, historical manuscripts, photographs and other materials that contribute to the understanding of New Mexico history
- National Archives Rocky Mountain Region (Denver)Serves Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming.Includes Bureau of Reclamation, Bureau of Land Management, Air Force Acadamy, Bureau of Indian Affiars, National Park Service, naturalizations for CO, MT, NM, UT,[ U.S. Food Administration, Denver Mint, Internal Revenue Service, Forest Service, federal censuses 1790-1930 and selected indexes, Indian censuses, passenger arrival lists, military service through the Spanish American War, World War I draft registrations for CO, MT, ND, SD, UT, WY, military pension and bounty land, Utah polygamy trials, court records of appeals, bankruptcy, criminal and civil cases in CO, MT, NM, ND, SD, UT, WY, and other states,U.S. diplomacy, the Revolutionary War, the Civil War and Reconstruction, Native American-Government relations, westward expansion, and World War II, tours, genealogy workshops, and presentations.
- New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, New York City has censuses, city directories, church, cemetery, Bible, land, probates, genealogy, local history, and manuscripts.
- New Mexico Genealogical Society manuscripts, newspapers, periodicals, histories, directories, maps, photos.
- Hispanic Genealogical Research Center of New Mexico Hispanic Genealogical Research.
- Historical Society of New Mexico We offer links to organizations, museums and other historic points of interest in New Mexico. .
- Courts: city, state, and federal.
- [Albuquerque Public Library] includes finding aids and collections guides to archives, manuscripts, oral histories, photographs, paintings, oral history database, and maps.
- New Mexico State Libraries, history, biography, ethnic studies, newspapers, government documents.
- Albuquerque Public Library Special Collections.