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State and Federal Depository Programs

The Federal and state government publication depositories are open to the public Monday through Friday, from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.  Call 505-476-9702 or Ask-a Librarian.


State Documents Collection & Depository Library Program 

The state documents collection at NMSL is the main access point for historical and current New Mexico government publications.  Our collections are open to the public and include physical and digital documents. Most of the collection circulates; however, some items are for viewing in-house only.

We also distribute current publications to other libraries around the state so that all New Mexico citizenshave access to the reports, statistics, newsletters, bulletins, impact statements and countless other items published each year by the various state agencies and commissions. This is accomplished through the State Depository Clearinghouse at the New Mexico State Library (NMSL) to which state agencies send physical and digital publications for preservation, distribution, and public access.

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Federal Depository Library Program 

The New Mexico State Library has served as a Federal Depository Library for the State of New Mexico since 1960.

State Library reference holdings include indexes that assist in the identification and location of historical documents, statistics, federal legislation and regulatory information. Our reference staff is trained in the use of these resources, and specialized reference service pertaining to federal information is available to librarians statewide. Call the toll free reference line 1-800-876-2203 or Ask a Librarian directly.

Librarians, state employees and citizens can identify tangible federal documents held by the New Mexico State Library as well as links to electronic documents and federal web sites through the SALSA Online Catalog. It is important to note that many documents published before 1976 are not yet included in the catalog.