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Due to the high volume of calls to the Circulation and Reference desks, some patrons might not be able to get through. If you need assistance and cannot get through over the phone, please email library.circulation@las-cruces.org for curbside check-out or item renewal questions or library.reference@las-cruces.org for reference questions and holds. We are working hard to answer all questions and address issues in a timely manner. Thank you for your patience!

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  1. Tierra Sagrada Seed Library

    Thomas Branigan Memorial Library Launches the Fall Seed Collection

    The Thomas Branigan Memorial Library is pleased to announce the return of the Tierra Sagrada pop-up seed library for the Fall! Read on...
  2. GED Learning Circle

    GED Learning Circle

    Join us for our first Learning Circle of 2021. Read on...
  3. Learn About Your Library Night

    Learn About Your Library Night!

    Just in time for going back to school, Branigan Library is pleased to offer our first-ever Learn About Your Library Night at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, August 19. Read on...
  4. Sound Sessions Teen Guitar Lessons

    Sound Sessions Teen Guitar Lesson Resume in August

    Thomas Branigan Library would like to announce the return of Sound Sessions starting on August 3, 2021. Read on...
  5. Branigan Library & Branigan Cultural Center Receive National Endowment for Arts Big Read Grant

    Thomas Branigan Memorial Library and the Branigan Cultural Center are two of 61 organizations nationwide selected to receive a 2021-2022 NEA Big Read grant. Read on...
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COVID-19 LIBRARY HOURS UPDATE 

Beginning June 7, 2021, Branigan Library will resume normal Library Hours. Unvaccinated patrons must wear a mask inside the building at all times. #backtobranigan #welcomeback #thelibraryisopen

Munson Branch Library is also open with new hours.
The Sage Branches will remain closed.

For information on the Grab and Go service, contact the Circulation Department at (575)528-4005.

All items being returned need to be placed in the outside book drop located on the side of the building or inside the lobby in the automated book return. 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: www.lascrucescovid19.com.

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, contact the Circulation department at 575-528-4000 or library.circulation@las-cruces.org.

For information on the Grab and Go service, contact the Circulation department at 575-528-4000.

To renew your library card, call the Circulation department at 575-528-4000.

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   library.meeting@las-cruces.org.

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.