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All Albuquerque & Bernalillo County Libraries are CLOSED until further notice.
All book drops are open.  You may return your checked out items at any time.

Assistance is available by phone Monday through Friday 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM 
• For general information please call (505) 768-5141.
• For help with your account or a library card call (505) 768-5170.
Dates for holds, checked out items, and library cards have been extended for the duration.

While we are closed, check out all the digital resources available online.

Branch Info

Main LibraryMain Library

501 Copper NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
505-768-5141
mainlibrary@cabq.gov
Joshua Fox, Area Manager

 

Main Library is in downtown Albuquerque on Copper Avenue NW, between 5th and 6th streets.

 

SUN MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT
Closed 10–6 10–7 10–7 10–6 10–6 10–6

 

By Bus

Several bus routes including Central Avenue Route #66,  Rapid Ride #766 (Red Line) and Rapid Ride #777 (Green Line) serve the Main Library. Plan your trip here.

By Car

Freeway Directions from I-40:
Take I-40 to the 6th Street exit. Drive southtbound on 6th Street until you reach Copper Avenue. The library will be on the left, between 5th Street and 6th Street, on Copper Avenue.

Surface Street Directions from Montano:
Take Montano to 2nd Street. Go south on 2nd Street. 2nd Street will turn into 3rd street after the I-40 overpass. Follow 3rd Street to Lomas, and turn right (west) onto Lomas. Take Lomas to 6th Street and turn left (south). Stay on 6th Street until you reach Copper Avenue. The library will be on the left, between 5th and 6th Streets, on Copper Avenue.

Parking

In addition to metered street parking, up to two hours of free parking is available at the Very Special Arts parking garage on the southeast corner of 5th and Copper. Bring your parking stub from this garage to the Circulation desk for validation.

All Albuquerque & Bernalillo County Libraries are CLOSED until further notice.
All book drops are open.  You may return your checked out items at any time.

Assistance is available by phone Monday through Friday 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM 
• For general information please call (505) 768-5141.
• For help with your account or a library card call (505) 768-5170.
Dates for holds, checked out items, and library cards have been extended for the duration.

While we are closed, check out all the digital resources available online.

Branch Amenities & Services

Computer  39 Public Computers (Windows 7 with Microsoft Office 2013 and Internet access)

WiFi  Free Wireless Internet Access

Printer  Printing Services - 15¢ per page

Fax Machine  Faxing Services - $1.00 per 5 pages

Copier  Copy Machine - 20¢ per page

Meeting Room  Meeting & Study Rooms Available for Public Reservation

Early Literacy  Early Literacy Station

ABQAHC  Albuquerque Healthcare for the Homeless

Al's Big Dipper  Al's Big Dipper Sandwich Shop

  Friends of the Public Library Bookshop

All Albuquerque & Bernalillo County Libraries are CLOSED until further notice.
All book drops are open.  You may return your checked out items at any time.

Assistance is available by phone Monday through Friday 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM 
• For general information please call (505) 768-5141.
• For help with your account or a library card call (505) 768-5170.
Dates for holds, checked out items, and library cards have been extended for the duration.

While we are closed, check out all the digital resources available online.

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Foundation Center

Foundation CenterAs a Foundation Center Funding Information Network Partner, Main Library makes available databases, books and training opportunities for our community. Click here for more information or call 768-5141.

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Book Group

Book GroupLooking for something good to read, and a group of friends to share it with?

Call or Ask Us for more information about our Book Group and click here for details about details of programs at other branches.

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Genealogy Center

genealogyThe Genealogy Center includes a non-circulating collection of over 20,000 titles and 31,000 volumes organized by country, state, and county; a computer lab dedicated to genealogy research with databases of special interest to genealogists; a microfilm collection and machines for viewing microfilm and microfiche.

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