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NMSL for State Employees

These days state employees must to do more with less. State agency budgets are smaller and staff numbers are shrinking, but demand continues to grow. The State Library wants state agencies to know more about the host of free services offered to New Mexico state employees.  Try our services and let us know how it works for you.


Dr. Estevan Rael-Gálvez, then Executive Director of the National Hispanic Cultural Center, working with the Southwest Colleciton at the State Library, shares his thoughts:   "A library is a collection of knowledge and memory.  Above all it holds a promise of creating openings for its readers. The staff at the New Mexico State Library are deeply committed to this indelible promise and to the invitation to pull back the pages for what is not yet known."


Articles Plus

The New Mexico State Library has a program to purchase journal articles and other professional content à la carte, rather than by the traditional subscription or interlibrary loan model.

The Articles.Plus program is open to all New Mexico state employees, including those employed by state government, the state legislature, or the state courts. Articles or other professional content must be work-related, and may be requested by email using your work email address to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Most requests should be fulfilled within 24-48 hours – or less. Just email us the citation. We will fulfill your request by return email.

Email requests will be accepted from the following domains:

Questions? Contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 505-476-9700 from 1:00pm to 5:00pm, Monday-Friday, please. The Articles Plus team members are Amy Schaefer and Laura Calderone, Public Services Bureau librarians at the New Mexico State Library.

Online Databases

The State Library subscribes to numerous databases to assist state agency employees in their search for information. You can use these databases to find books, magazine articles, reports, company information, newspaper articles, legislative materials, and more. Some of them can be used from your desk, and others must be used in the library. You can always call our reference librarians with your request and they will send you the results.

Online Catalog

All state employees can check out materials from the State Library. Come in and browse our collection, search our online catalog or call us if you want us to locate books and documents and have them delivered to your agency!

Government Documents Collections

The State Library has a comprehensive collection of state and federal documents to assist with statistical questions, legislative histories, and the numerous topics that the government touches in New Mexico. You will find a convenient collection of reports generated by your own agency at the New Mexico State Library.

Research Assistance

State employees can ask the State Library for research assistance. Call us and let’s talk about how our reference librarians can help save you time with your next research project.   Contact Us

Inter-Library Loan

The State Library staff has specialized tools that allow us to identify and locate copies of books, articles, reports and newspaper articles from libraries and information repositories worldwide. We can locate, borrow, and deliver the material to your desk – all you need to do is ask a reference librarian. Or, you can directly request specific books and journal articles through our online interlibrary loan system ILLIAD.  Click here to learn more about the Interlibrary Loan service.

Southwest Collection

The State Library's Southwest Collection offers a rich collection of resources and knowledgeable staff to help you with in-depth research or to find those illusive tidbits of New Mexico history and culture.


Free Wi-Fi is available to all visitors at the State Library. State employees will find plenty of comfortable quiet space where they can work without interruption.

Database Training

The State Library provides training to state agency employees to maximize their use of state databases. Interested? Contact Us.