Help for Visitors & Community Borrowers

Visiting the Libraries

New! Community Borrowers can request items for pick up from our libraries! 

 Find the items you want in our catalog, then submit a request for up to 15 items. Once you have submitted your request, you will schedule a pick time at each of the libraries you are requesting from.

Currently, items requested before Friday can be picked up the following Tuesday through Thursday. 

If you don't have a Community Borrower's Card, you can apply for one online. Note that there is an annual fee for the card. Full details are here

Due to the current health emergency, our buildings are currently closed to the public, other than by appointment.

We have over 100 databases available online to the public.

Special Events & Exhibits

Most of our online events and exhibits are open to the public. Visit our complete schedule of events and instructions on how to join.

Upcoming events include:

Visiting Scholars

Visiting researchers with questions about accessing our collections and resources are encouraged to contact the subject librarian for that area or use the Ask a Librarian service.

If visiting researchers are working with a UNM department or center on an in-depth project or for a prolonged period, the Libraries advise working with staff in the host department or center to explore other affiliate programs and services offered by the University.

Services for visiting researchers do not include the following: Interlibrary loan/Library Express; reserved carrel, group study, or locker spaces; off-campus access to electronic resources; extended hour access to library facilities; loan of laptops or other devices; UNM email accounts.