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Albuquerque Libraries

Find a Public Library Branch Near You


Albuquerque libraries are part of the Rio Grande Valley Library system. The system serves Albuquerque and Bernalillo county with libraries and many services. You'll find computers, wifi service, homework help, clubs, classes, special events, and of course, a wide variety of books.

There are 17 libraries located throughout the metropolitan area, in neighborhoods both large and small. This list of library branches provides hours, location and contact information.

Wifi is available at all branch libraries, and computers can be used with a SmartCard.

Call 768-5140 for information on holiday and weather related closings.

1. Alamosa/Robert L. Murphy Library

6900 Gonzales SW
Albuquerque, NM 87121
(505) 836-0684

Alamosa serves the south valley area near Coors and Central. It is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

2. Cherry Hills Library

6901 Barstow NE
Albuquerque, NM 87111
(505)857-8321 Cherry Hills has to be one of the busiest libraries in the city. It provides many programs and special rooms that can be used by the public. Find it off Harper on Barstow, just north of the Albuquerque Academy campus in the Northeast Heights.

The library is open Monday and Tuesday 10 a.m. - 8 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., and Sunday from 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

3. East Mountain Library

1 Old Tijeras Rd
Tijeras, NM 87059
(505) 281-8508
This Tijeras library serves the east mountain area, and features many family friendly programs. It is closed Sunday and Monday, and open 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. every other day of the week, except Thursday, when it is open 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.

4. Erna Ferguson Library

3700 San Mateo NE
Albuquerque, NM 87110
(505) 888-8100
I don't know if it's the alphabet sculptures outside, or the warm and friendly staff inside, but this is one of my favorite libraries. It's incredibly kid friendly. Hours are 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., and Sunday 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

5. Ernie Pyle Library

900 Girard SE
Albuquerque, NM 87106
(505) 256-2065
What this small library lacks in shelf space it more than makes up for in charm. There's always inter-library loans to keep you coming back. And yes, the library was once WWII war correspondent Ernie Pyle's actual home. Visit the library to learn more. Ernie Pyle is closed Sunday and Monday, Wednesday 11 a.m. - 7 p.m., and Tuesday, Thursday - Saturday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

6. Juan Tabo Library

3407 Juan Tabo Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87111
(505) 291-6260
One of the city's larger libraries, there are extensive programs for young children, teens, and adults. Juan Tabo is closed Sunday and Monday, open 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, and 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Thursday - Saturday.

7. Lomas Tramway Library

908 Eastridge NE Albuquerque, NM 87123 505-291-6295 The Lomas Tramway library serves the eastern end of the Northeast Heights, and is a popular library for homeschoolers and homeschool programs. It is closed Sunday and Monday, open 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, and 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Thursday - Saturday.

8. Los Griegos Library

1000 Griegos NW
Albuquerque, NM 87107
(505) 761-4020
This heavily used library is one of our family's favorites. It is small and inviting, and has a variety of programs for families. They have a magazine exchange program at the library foyer. Closed Sunday and Monday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Tuesday, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. Wednesday - Thursday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Friday - Saturday.

9. Main Library

501 Copper NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
(505) 768-5141
The Main Library is the only library where parking can be an issue, because of its central location downtown. The parking garage across the street at 5th and Copper provides free parking. Bring your parking stub in to the library for validation. There are also meters on the street or in the rear lot. The library has an extensive children's library with multiple computers, an upstairs reading room and many programs. Closed Sunday, open 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Monday, Thursday - Saturday, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday.

10. North Valley Library

7704 2nd Street NW
Albuquerque, NM 87107
(505) 897-8823
The North Valley branch serves the north valley area, and offers an extensive video and audio book collection. Like Los Griegos, there is a recycle/magazine exchange program, with free magazines. Take an old magazine and exchange it for a new one, free of charge. The North Valley Knitters meet every Thursday from 2 to 3 p.m. Closed Sunday and Monday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Tuesday - Wednesday and Friday - Saturday, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. Thursday.
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