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August 29, 2013
September is Library Card Sign-up Month at the Santa Fe Public Library

September is Library Card Sign-up Month at the Santa Fe Public Library

September is Library Card Sign-up Month, and the Santa Fe Public Library has joined with the American Library Association and public libraries nationwide to make sure that our students have the most important school supply of all – a free library card. Library Card Sign-up Month emphasizes the importance and benefits of having a library card for everybody, young and old, or not-so-old, alike.

Getting a library card is as important as buying a new backpack or a box of crayons at the start of the school year because it gives students access to books, DVDs, databases, and much more that can help them with their homework.

Databases at the Santa Fe Public Library that are helpful to young students include: Mango Languages, where you can learn up to 36 languages; Encyclopedia Britannica Reference Center; New Mexico Newspapers; Literature Resource Center; Opposing Viewpoints and Muzzy –8 language courses for children, and much more.

Your library card will also let you access our e-books, downloadable audio books, graphic novels, and more.

How can I get a Library Card?

To register for a library card you must live, work, or go to school in the City of Santa Fe or Santa Fe County. Fill out an application at the Circulation desk at any location and show a picture ID and proof of mailing address. Children under the age of 13 need a parent's or guardian's signature to get a card. A person with a library card issued by any other public library in New Mexico is eligible to receive a Santa Fe Public Library card. For more information contact the Library at 955-6785.

You can also print out a Library Card Application form from the list below.

Please fill it out and bring to any library branch with picture ID and proof of mailing address to get a card. For locations and phone numbers of the libraries, go to

These resources are a key part of the services of the Santa Fe Public Library. The Library is funded by the City of Santa Fe.

Como Conseguir Una Tarjeta De Biblioteca
Para registrarse para una tarjeta tiene que vivir, trabajar o ir a una escuela en la ciudad o el condado de Santa Fe.Complete una aplicación al escritorio de prestar y entregar. Demuestre la verificación de una dirección del correo que indica que vive en la cuidad o el condado de Santa Fe, y una identificación de foto. Niños de edad trece o menos, necesitan que sus padres firmen por ellos para conseguir una tarjeta.

Una persona que tiene una tarjeta de otra biblioteca publica en Nuevo México puede recibir una tarjeta de la biblioteca publica de la cuidad de Santa Fe. Por favor llene una aplicación, enseñe su tarjeta de la otra biblioteca junto con su identificación de foto.


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