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To see if the Library has the item you need search the Ruidoso Public Library Catalog. To check your library account with your card number and pin

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Current editions and back files of the Albuquerque Journal, Las Cruces Sun and the Roswell Daily Record can be found through NM Newspapers Try NM Newspapers

Use your 14 digit library card number to access Library databases from a computer at home, school. or work.

How do I get a library card?
Provide valid picture identification & a piece of mail that shows your correct mailing address.

How many items may I check out at a time?
New patrons may check out three items at a time during the first two months of membership. All patrons limited to two DVDs, six audio and twenty items total (exception: only three books in a given subject).

How long may I keep borrowed items?
Items may be checked out for three weeks. New items check out for two weeks and DVDs check out for 7 days.

If I do not return materials on time, what are the extended use fees?
Patrons are charged the price of the item until it is returned, or paid for. If a patron owes more than $5.00 on his/her account the account is blocked.

How can I recheck materials without coming into the library?
Use your personal online account at www.youseemore.com/ruidosopl. Please click on the "my account" link to renew materials from any computer.
We discourage telephone renewals, but if you are out of town and do not have Internet access; you may call 575-258-3704 to renew materials.

Does the library offer computers for public use?
Yes, you may use a computer for one hour per day. There is a fee of 15 cents per page for printing. Please pay the circulation desk staff.

May I return materials after hours?
Yes, there is a book drop in front of the library. The book drop is emptied each morning.

Book/Audio checkout
-Best Sellers and Current Titles
-Extensive South West Collection
Reference Materials
Interlibrary Loan
Computers for public use
Wi-Fi Hotspot
Databases for authoritative research
Audiocassette and Paperback Exchange
Children's Library
Children's Programs
-Preschool Storytime
-Summer Reading Program
Archive Room
-New Mexico Collection
Microfilm /Fiche Reader-Printer
Friends of the Library Store
Tax Forms
Telephone Directories
Free Magazines and Withdrawn Materials
Paperback Exchange Program
Conference Room
-can be used as meeting room for any non-profit organization (capacity 38) with a signed use agreement form.
Rotating Art in Public Places (RRCA) Exhibits
DWI Program (None for the Road)
Public Information Bulletin Board in Lobby
Library Tours & Orientation
Staff cannot provide individual in-depth training concerning personal computer or Internet use. We recommend users consult available books about computer use. Staff may be able to offer suggestions or answer basic questions.

The Archive Room houses a New Mexico History Collection and Genealogy Collection. Both collections are rich in Lincoln County history. A database of photographs available through the Lincoln County Historical Society, photographs of Old Ruidoso, a microfilm/fiche reader/printer, and a low vision reader are also available in the Archive Room.

Donations of materials about Ruidoso and Lincoln County are always appreciated.

The library has an excellent Southwest Collection as part of the regular collection for three-week checkout.

Ruidoso Public Library began in 1954 when the Ruidoso Women's Club offered a small collection of donated books for public use. Several years later the books were turned over to the village where they were first housed in the Ruidoso Municipal Building and then transferred to a small room at the original Municipal Airport.

A new library building was erected in 1974 on Sudderth Drive. This building included an area for the Ruidoso Senior Center.

In 1998 the present 14,600 square foot library at 107 Kansas City Road was built, and the old library is now completely occupied by Ruidoso Senior Center.

The present library includes an Archive Room, a Conference Room, a complete Children's Library and 33 computers for different types of public use.

Ruidoso Public Library * 107 Kansas City Road * Ruidoso, NM 88345
Telephone 575 258 3704
Monday - Thursday9 - 6
Friday9 - 4
Saturday10 - 2
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