The Carnegie Library opened at the corner of Richardson and Third Streets on April 2, 1906, as one of five libraries in the territory of New Mexico. The Roswell Public Library opened July 17, 1978, at its current location at 301 N. Pennsylvania Ave.
The Library houses over 180,000 items including:
• Audio books
• Microfilm and microfiche
Unique collections include our Southwest collections, Spanish-language books, and a genealogy collection for those wishing to trace their ancestry. The Children’s Area is a large portion of the library and is a wonderful environment for children to learn and read in.
The Library also offers free services to the public, such as Internet via computers and wifi access, Story Times for children, adult learning classes and access to online databases that help with tests, research, and even car trouble. The Library has hosted many brilliant authors like Larry McMurtry, John Erickson, and Michael McGarrity.
The staff is friendly and knowledgeable and the reference librarians are always willing to help find any information you might need. Visit the Roswell Public Library to learn, read, or relax in a comfortable atmosphere with the world at your fingertips.