About Us

Roswell Public Library morph image of the library throughout different years


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.

Available Items

The Library houses over 180,000 items including:
• Books
• Magazines
• CDs
• DVDs
• Audio books
• Microfilm and microfiche
• E-Audiobooks
• E-Books

Unique Collections

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.

Free Services

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.

Friendly Staff

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.

  1. Roswell Public Library

    Physical Address
    301 N Pennsylvania
    Roswell, NM 88201



    Monday-Thursday: 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
    Fridays and Saturdays: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
    Sundays: 2 p.m.-6 p.m.

    No entrance 15 minutes before closing. 

  2. Enid Costley

    Library Director