Welcome to the

Carrizozo Library!

The Library is OPEN three days per week,


Every Wednesday 2pm - 6pm

Every Friday 10am - 3pm

Every Saturday 10am - 3pm


When you visit in person, remember:

-Use hand sanitizer station at the front door

-Public computers available (30min sessions or unlimited time if no one is waiting)

-With Highway 54 construction, two patron parking spaces are available to pull in off the highway in front of the library. It is okay to park at Soul of the West, just a "bootscoot" away

We so look forward to seeing you!

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New Mexico State Library


Mission Statement

It is the mission of the Carrizozo Community Public Library & Archive to:

Provide resources that enhance and contribute to individual knowledge and enlightenment

Promote open access to materials and services to serve cultural, recreational, and educational needs

Strengthen community and enhance quality of life for all residents from pre-school through maturity by advancing the joy of reading and use of technology for lifelong learning

About Us

"Carrizozo needs a public library." She said. "Yes, yes!" They all agreed.

And so, many years of planning and dreaming began...

Carrizozo Community Public Library & Archive is a true grass-roots success story. It all started as a committee with Carrizozo Works, Inc. (CWI) and a group of dedicated volunteers who became Friends of the Library. The Town of Carrizozo adopted the library as a municipal entity with an ordinance. The grand opening was celebrated in January of 2019.

All our volunteers know the value and importance of a free public library in a rural community. Carrizozo Library offers free Wi-Fi 24/7 with no passwod, public computers, a Book Nook program for children, and so much more. We host meetings for community organizations, a film series and a writer's group. We strive to be a part of the community and provide for it.

And we can always use more help. Consider volunteering with us today!