Federal Publications at NMSL

The New Mexico State Library was designated as a federal depository library in 1960 and is one of three libraries sharing the New Mexico Regional Depository duties.  New Mexico State Library reference librarians provide professional guidance to New Mexico citizens and librarians in the location and use of Federal information online and in paper. Most federal publications can be borrowed directly or through your local library with an interlibrary loan request.

Finding Federal Publications 
Federal titles published after 1976 are included in the online catalog. The catalog lists titles that are available electronically as well as those in our paper collection.

Historic Federal Publications
In addition to publications published after 1960, the State Library has several historical sets from the 18th, 19th and early 20th century including:

  • Serial Set volumes and congressional surveys and reports of explorations in New Mexican Territory
  • USGS professional reports, surveys and bulletins
  • Civil War Records
  • World War I and World War II histories
  • Smithsonian Documents
  • Bureau of Ethnology Reports
  • Census Reports
  • Immigration Statistics
  • U. S. Statutes at Large

The State Library also collects documents and participates in the following programs: