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Bookmobile East Schedule

Bookmobile East Current Schedule


Rural Bookmobile East is excited to let you all know that we are coming out to see you beginning Wednesday, September 16.  There have been several changes to our schedule and we are only providing limited services at this time. We have had to eliminate some stops due to this being a “day run” schedule only. It is very important that we adhere to social distancing guidelines and masks will be required when coming to the bookmobile.

  •          All stops will only be 30-45 minutes
  •          No one is allowed on the bookmobile at this time
  •          This will be a pick up stop only for this time for you to drop off materials you already have checked out. Please bring a list of books you would like us to take out to you in October. You may also utilize our online catalog to place holds. If you need assistance with this, please feel free to contact us.
  •          Masks will be required at all times and 6ft social distancing is required
  •          Please DO NOT come to the bookmobile if you are sick in anyway
  •          One person at a time will be allowed to come to the table that is setup outside the bookmobile – you will pick up your books and drop off any returns you may have for us.  
  •        RETURNS – All returns must be placed in a bag for pickup. 
  •          For those of you who have not yet submitted your census survey  we will have a laptop setup and John and Zach will assist in helping you submit your census information – PLEASE PLEASE complete your census - It is the basis for distributing seats in the House of Representatives and in various state legislatures. It is also used to determine the distribution of nearly $900 billion for federally funded programs, which are apportioned based on an area's population, income, age, and other factors. It’s also what funds the bookmobiles!!
  •          We will be taking requests via phone (575-461-1206) and email ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) – because we are so pressed for time, this first time out will only be a pickup stop.  Moving forward you will need to provide your request list two weeks prior to us coming out to your stop again.
  •          Schools – we will NOT be stopping at any schools at this time but you are welcome to come to another stop in your area.  If you would like books, we can provide a “basket” of books for your students – these books will be checked out to one teacher and you will be responsible for the return of all these books (I would suggest you keep all East Bookmobile books in your classroom)
  •          If a route is delayed or cancelled due to weather or safety concerns, we will notify you as soon as possible via an email, phone call or Facebook
  •          For those stops we are unable to get to, we are happy to assist with eBooks and books by mail – please reach out to me for assistance


Rural Bookmobile East
700 W. Amarosa Ave. Ste. B
P.O. Box 1163
Tucumcari, NM 88401
Phone: 575-461-1206
Mobile phone: 575-403-7103
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Fax: 575-461-1824
Visit us on Facebook and check out new items in our collection on Pinterest.
We also offer digital content including eBooks/audiobooks through Hoopla.

Online Catalog Now Available!

You will first need your login information, which can be obtained in person, by phone, or online by e-mail or Facebook page.

  • Go to: and log in using your information.
  • Search for books (make sure that the tab next to the search bar is set to ‘East Library’.)
  • Once logged in, you can place a hold on up to 3 items. Please allow at least two weeks before your stop to help us prepare your holds before we travel. If you would like to place holds on more than 3 items, please call our office or cell phone and we will assist you.
  • You can also create unlimited lists of books and other items in our catalog for your personal use and reference.
Library Techs:
Marcia Valverde, John Train
Library Manager:
Zachary McNellis
Books by Mail provides library service to those not reached by bookmobiles or public libraries. Phone toll-free 1-800-395-9144.
Talking Books Library can be reached by phone toll-free 1-800-456-5515.
Rural Bookmobile East serves these counties:
       Chaves         Curry          Eddy        Guadalupe         Lincoln
       Otero           Quay         Roosevelt            San Miguel          Union
Watch and listen for our announcements in these media outlets:   
Newspapers: Alamogordo Daily News, Artesia Daily Press, Carlsbad Current-Argus, Cloudcroft Mountain Monthly, Eastern New Mexico News, Guadalupe County Communicator, Lincoln County News, Quay County Sun, Roswell Daily Record, Ruidoso News, and Santa Rosa News.
Radio stations: KAMQ, KTNM / KQAY,  KBIM-TV
Please note: Bookmobile East normally travels the first, second, and third weeks of the month unless indicated otherwise.
This program is funded in part with a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services which administers the Library Services and Technology Act. The bookmobile vehicles are purchased with funding appropriated by the New Mexico state legislature. Funds contributed by several counties and municipalities support our book budget.