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Thomas Branigan Memorial Library

Seeking Library Advisory Board Member

The City of Las Cruces is seeking a candidate to fill a vacancy for District 3 on the Library Advisory Board. Members serve without compensation and must be able to attend meetings the fourth Thursday of each month beginning at 3 pm. The Library Advisory Board consists of 6 members who serve in an advisory capacity and provide input regarding library services provided by the City of Las Cruces to the residents of Las Cruces and Dona Ana County.

To apply, please contact the City Clerk’s office, 700 N. Main St., Las Cruces or call 575-541-2115.


Main Library Location and Hours

Thomas Branigan Memorial Library is located at 200 E. Picacho Ave. on the corner of North Main Street and Picacho Avenue. The library's phone number is (575) 528-4000.

  • Hours
  • Monday through Thursday 9:00 am to 8:00 pm
  • Friday and Saturday 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
  • Sundays 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm (Closed Sundays from Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day)

Branch Locations and Hours

  • Munson Center Library
  • 975 South Mesquite Street
  • (575) 528-3406
  • Monday through Thursday 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
  • Fridays 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
  • Sage Café Library
  • 6121 Reynolds Drive
  • (575) 528-3154
  • Tuesdays, Wednesday and Thursdays 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm
  • Fridays 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Holiday Closures

Thomas Branigan Memorial Library and the two remote locations will be closed on the following days:

  • Monday, January 19, 2015 (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • Monday, February 16, 2015 (Presidents' Day)
  • Sunday, April 5, 2015 (Easter Sunday)
  • Sunday, May 24 and Monday, May 25, 2015 and Sunday, May 31, 2015 (Closed on Sundays from Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day)
  • Friday, July 3 and Saturday, July 4, 2015 (Independence Day)
  • Sunday, September 6 and Monday, September 7, 2015 (Labor Day)
  • Wednesday, November 11, 2015 (Veteran's Day)
  • Thursday, November 26 and Friday, November 26, 2015 (Thanksgiving Holiday)
  • Thursday, December 24 and Friday, December 25, 2015 (Winter Holiday)
  • Friday, January 1, 2016 (New Year's Day)

Thomas Branigan Memorial Library will be closing early on the following days:

  • Friday, April 24 and Saturday, April 25, 2015 (Close at 5:00pm for Las Cruces Country Music Festival)
  • Wednesday, November 25, 2015 (Close at 6:00pm- Day before Thanksgiving)
  • Thursday, December 31, 2015 (Close at 6:00pm New Years Eve)

Thomas Branigan Memorial Library will have special opening and closing times on the following days:

  • Tuesday, November 3, 2015 (Open at 8:00am and Close at 7:00pm for Election Day)

Library Cards

A free library card is available to Dona Ana residents with a valid photo ID with a current address. Children and teens 17 years and under must have a parent or guardian sign their application for a card. A $5 replacement fee is charged if the card is lost, stolen or damaged beyond use.


Library Material and Research

Need help finding a book or doing research, check out the library's catalog or research help databases.

Want to find out what is happening at the library? Go to the library's calendar of events.


Administration

​​For general information, contact the Reference Department at (575) 528-4005 or library.reference@las-cruces.org.
To provide a comment about the library, send an email to the library administration at library.admin@las-cruces.org or drop it off in the Comments Box located in the New Book section.

Library Administrator
Renee Frankel
(575) 528-4017
rfrankel@las-cruces.org

Administrative Assistant
Dan Carrillo
(575) 528-4028
dcarrillo@las-cruces.org

Interim - Public Services Manager
Elise Vidal
(575) 528-2098
evidal@las-cruces.org

Technical Services & Systems Manager
Bonnie Hobbs
(575) 528-4043
bhobbs@las-cruces.org

Youth Services Manager
Catherine Christmann
(575) 528-4085
cchristmann@las-cruces.org

Reference Department
(575) 528-4005
library.reference@las-cruces.org

Circulation Department
(575) 528-4010
library.circulation@las-cruces.org

Media Department
(575) 528-4014
library.media@las-cruces.org

Children's Department
(575) 528-4225
library.childrens@las-cruces.org

Young Adult Department
(575) 528-4102
library.teens@las-cruces.org

Computer Lab
(575) 528-4036


Meeting Rooms

Thomas Branigan Memorial Library offers free meeting rooms to local non-profit organizations. Reserve a room online.


Library Reports


Employment and Volunteering

To apply for any open positions at the library, applications must be completed online at the City of Las Cruces Human Resources Career Opportunity website.

To volunteer at the Library, contact the City of Las Cruces Volunteer Network.