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    Healthy Holiday Baking with Lucinda Banegas-Carreon

    Cookies! Cakes! Pies! Breads! Learn how to make all your favorite holiday treats just a little healthier. Read on...
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    Murderous Reads Mystery Book Group

    Sadie Walela never thought she'd investigate a murder, much less four of them, but life can be surprising. Read on...
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    Fiction Writer Support Group

    Authors alert! Thomas Branigan Memorial Library will be hosting a Fiction Writer Support Group on Saturdays in November, from 2 - 3 p.m. This program will be held in person in the library meeting rooms. Read on...
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    Branigan Memorial Library and Branigan Cultural Center Present the Big Read Las Cruces

    Thomas Branigan Memorial Library, 200 E. Picacho Ave., and the Branigan Cultural Center, 501 N. Main St., are pleased to present the Big Read Las Cruces, featuring An American Sunrise by Joy Harjo. Read on...
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Branigan Library is committed to ensuring the health and well-being of all library patrons and staff.

Per the most recent public health order issued by the State of New Mexico regarding COVID-19, masks are now required for all guests, including children ages two and up, regardless of vaccination status. The health order is in effect from until October 15, 2021, or until the State allows it to expire.

Thank you for doing your part to help us continue to serve our community safely.

Beginning June 7, 2021, Branigan Library resumed normal Library Hours. Munson Branch Library is also open with new hours. The Sage Branch  remains closed.

Fines and fees are still being waived. The Library is not currently accepting donations of books, videos or magazines.

Important numbers to know:

  • Basic information, circulation: 575-528-4000 
  • Reference help: 575-528-4005 

The Library has many digital resources, such as e-books, e-audiobooks, streaming music and movies, digital magazines, databases and more, which patrons can visit from the comfort of their own home. 

Help stop the spread of COVID-19. For more information about COVID-19 and how you can help stop the spread visit:

Library Cards

Do you need a library card to access our digital services from home? 

A happy little girl reading a book A FREE library card is available to Dona Ana County, New Mexico residents with a valid photo ID with a current address, or a valid photo ID and a current proof of address, such as a utility bill or lease.  New Mexico residents who live outside of Dona Ana county can receive a free library card with a valid photo ID, current proof of address, and a library card from where they live.  Children and teens 17 years and under must have a parent or guardian sign their application for a card. Parents and guardians must have a library account in good standing in order to sign their child up for a card. A $5 replacement fee is charged if the card is lost, stolen or damaged beyond use.

Library card application can be filled out online by clicking here. For more information, or to renew your library card, contact the Circulation department at 575-528-4000 or


Digital Resources

E-Books, E-AudioBooks, Digital Magazines, Streaming Music and Movies

We’ve added more options for digital resources! Go to the link above and check out RBDigital, Freeding and Freegal.  And take a look at our newest additions, TumbleBooks for a ton of new content to explore, including educational and fun kid’s and teen digital books, graphic novels and audiobooks and Kanopy, an award-winning movie streaming service.

Reference and Research Databases (Including homework help, test prep and more)

Materials & Research

Looking for a specific item? Check out our new online catalog. Need research or homework help? Our databases are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Have a reference question? E-mail the Reference Department or call (575) 528-4005.

Want to find out what is happening at the library? Go to the library’s News and Events page, or check the library’s calendar of events.

Meeting Rooms

Thomas Branigan Memorial Library offers free meeting rooms to local non-profit organizations. To reserve a meeting room please complete an online request. For more information check out our Meeting Rooms webpage or contact the Library Administration at (575) 528-4028. or send an email to

 Click here to request a meeting room online. 

Advisory Board

Click here to see agendas and minutes

Friends of the Thomas Branigan Memorial Library

The Friends of the Thomas Branigan Memorial Library is a non-profit organization whose mission is to help the public library in Las Cruces, NM serve the community by providing funding, advocacy, programming services and materials. Click here for more information.