LIbrary Community UseCommunity Use Policies

The campus library offers a wide range of services for NMSU students, staff and faculty, as well as members of the local community. Please be aware that staff assistance and facilities are focused on the needs of college students and faculty, therefore those needs must take priority over the needs of our community users.

To borrow library materials, community patrons must register for an NMSU Grants Library card by completing a brief registration form. To register for a borrower’s card, you must be 18 years or older with a valid I. D. and you must be present in the library.

Registrations are not issued electronically. Upon registration, borrower’s cards are mailed to the address on the registration form. Borrower’s cards are not issued on site as address verification for a New Mexico driver’s license.

Library staff members are happy to assist members of the local community as time permits. Community members may obtain a library card by completing a brief application form. The card is mailed to the address provided on the application. Community patrons may check out up to five books for four weeks and books can be renewed for an additional four weeks if no one else has requested the book.

Community members may also use the library computers for desktop use and to access the Internet, in accordance with the general computer use policies.

Staff members can not provide legal, medical, or tax advice or interpretation. They also do not assist community users with typing, resume’ preparation, or proofreading letters, etc.