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Posted on: April 8, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Thomas Branigan Memorial Library Extends Closure

Thomas Branigan Library

In the interest of public health and to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, Thomas Branigan Memorial Library will be extending its closure through April 30, 2020, in alignment with New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham’s updated public health emergency order.  

The Library will continue to provide limited services over the telephone from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday such as item renewal, library card sign-up, digital resource troubleshooting, and reference. The Library is waiving all late fees and fines and will also be allowing unlimited renewals either online or over the phone. Books by Mail will also continue. Any items still checked out have been renewed through May 1, and do not need to be returned to the library. However, the book drop will remain open for those who do wish to return items.  

Important numbers for Library questions or assistance:  

Basic information, circulation, item renewal: 575-528-4000 

Reference help: 575-528-4005 

The Library has many digital resources, such as e-books, e-audiobooks, streaming music, digital magazines, databases and more, which patrons can visit from the safety of their own home. Visit the Library’s website at to find out more and download our digital apps. If you need a library card, you can call the Library and sign up for one over the phone during our service hours or email 

Please follow the recommendations and up-to-date information on the City of Las Cruces designated COVID-19 website at or the New Mexico Department of Health website at  If you or a family member are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 contact your healthcare provider and call the NMDOH hotline at 1-855-600-3453 immediately. 

Because the situation is changing rapidly, it is important to keep up with library news by either calling during service hours or visiting the library website or social media for updates.  

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