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Name: Eli
Title: State Librarian
Organization: State of New Mexico
Address: 1209 Camino Carlos Rey
City: Santa Fe
State: NM
Zip Code: 87507
Phone: (505) 476-9762 n/a


Library Agency Homepage:
Virtual Library:
State Home Page:
Governor: Susanna Martinez
Library Association:
Friends of the Library Association:
Trustee Association:
Other State Library Links:


Link to IMLS Public Library Statistics Webpage:

Year the data below was released: 2015
URL for Statewide Public Library Statistics:
Population: 2,059,192
Number of Public Libraries: 94
Total Circulation: 9,149,684
Circulation Per Capita: 4.44 items
Total Library Operating Income: $47,637,785
Total Expenditures: $45,175,020
Expenditures per capita: $21.93
State Support: $2,708,991
Total Construction Funding:$14,160,951
Materials Loaned to other Libraries: 14,705


Link to IMLS State Library Statistics Webpage:

Year the data below was released:
Governance Structure: The New Mexico State Library is a division of the Department of Cultural Affairs, a Cabinet level department of the Executive Branch that includes the museums and monuments of New Mexico.
Library Legislation:
New Mexico Administrative Code: 4C005.htm New Mexico Statutes: f=templates&fn=main-h.htm&2.0
Library Standards:
State Grants In Aid to Public Libraries 04.005.0002.htm
Allied and Other Special Operations:
New Mexico Coalition for Literacy; New Mexico Library Foundation
Number of Service Outlets: Five - main library in Santa Fe, Tribal Libraries Program Resource Center at Crownpoint, and three bookmobile offices in Cimarron, Los Lunas, and Tucumcari.
Collections: 50,000 books; 1,400,000 federal documents; 230,000 microforms; 50,000 state documents; 5,000 periodicals; and 12,143 New Mexico newspapers on microfilm
Staff: 48 FTE
Income: $5,902,800
Expenditures: $5,292,870
Employment Opportunities:


LSTA Five Year Plan:
Other Relevant Links to State Library Publications:

Annual Report
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