We do require that all residents of New Mexico who wish to use our services visit one of our branches in person to apply for our card, and once every three years after that to update it. During the application process, we need to verify a valid photo ID, current mailing address as well as have you sign our electronic signature pad agreeing to our terms and conditions regarding use of our material, both physical and digital.
Our primary service area is Albuquerque and Bernalillo County, however we do allow residents outside our service area to use our system as a courtesy. We realize that we may offer a broader selection of digital material than some of the smaller library systems in the state and we wanted to extend our services to all NM residents. In order to do this, and to abide by the contracts we have with our digital material providers, it is necessary for all card holders to apply and update in person.