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Welcome to the
Carrizozo Library!

The Library is OPEN four days per week,


Wednesday 2pm - 6pm

Thursday 2pm - 6pm

Friday 10am - 3pm

Saturday 10am - 3pm

(575) 648-2595


Your library has:

-Free WiFi 24/7 No password

-Free Four Public Computers (30min sessions or unlimited time if no one is waiting)

-Free Library Card

-Free Tech Help Wednesdays 4-6 PM

-Affordable copy service

-Affordable fax service

-Quiet study/work areas

-A must see Used Book Store

We so look forward to seeing you!

Look What's Happening

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     Nathan J. Chavez is an artist from Lincoln County New Mexico. Born in Albuquerque and raised in Lincoln County, Nathan has a deep understanding and respect for New Mexican culture and heritage. 

     He specializes in vivid, colorful and artistic cartoon inspired art. His work has popped up all over the state of New Mexico, in various ways. He has created murals, logos, flyers and t-shirts that can be seen all over the state. One work of art being featured on the 2021 Zozobra General admission ticket. 

     Nathan is inspired by cartoons, music, street art, comic books, movies, imagination, cultures, religion and folklore. Behind artwork from Nathan J. Chavez is a lot of meaning. Hidden in the details is a story and the subjects have weight. Nathan goes as far as hiding his signature in every drawing. A game that many who know him like to play is spotting where the signature has been hidden.

   Nathan has worked with various New Mexico companies such as Allsup’s, Bravo Mic Communications for Zia Country 99.5 KXPZ, EcoServants, Chillax Glass, Big Mike’s Premium Cannabis, The Historic Kress Building in Albuquerque, Zozo MVD and Ortiz Motors. 

Nathan J. Chavez is creating a vivid storytelling world, one drawing at a time. 


Pre-K BookNook will be on TUESDAYS at 10am in the Carrizozo Library.


Looking for an Adventure?


 Come to the Carrizozo Community Public Library! With highway 54 construction, for now, you can park on either Dulce or Court and use the alley to the back door of the library. At this time, the library plans to maintain regular hours;

Wed. & Thurs. 2-6PM. Fri. & Sat., 10AM-3PM.

The Carrizozo Library has it's own weather station!

Click on the Weather Underground Logo for the most accurate readings for Carrizozo!

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!

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