Due to the high volume of calls to the Circulation and Reference desks, some patrons might not be able to get through. If you need assistance and cannot get through over the phone, please email for  item renewal questions or for reference questions and holds. We are working hard to answer all questions and address issues in a timely manner. Thank you for your patience!


Library users with Google gmail accounts may not  be receiving notices from the library. We are working on solving this issue. In the meantime, if you wish to update your account with a different email account, contact the Circulation Department at 575-528-4000.

Are you not receiving email notifications from the library on your MSN, Hotmail, Live or Outlook email accounts? Click here to learn how to set your email account up so that you will receive notifications from us!

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    Red Flags in Relationships with La Piñon Sexual Assault Recovery Services

    Adults and teens, join La Piñon Sexual Assault Recovery Services at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2022, to learn about healthy relationships and primary prevention education. Read on...
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    Romance Movie Marathon

    Thomas Branigan Memorial Library, 200 E. Picacho Ave., invites residents to join us every Friday in August as we celebrate National Romance Awareness Month and Read a Romance Month with movies all about romance books! Read on...
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    Branigan Library Offers Free Computer Literacy Classes in August

    Thomas Branigan Memorial Library, 200 E. Picacho Ave., offers a variety of free computer literacy classes designed to help adults develop confidence in their computer skills and grow more comfortable in today's digital world. Read on...
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    Branigan Book Club

    Thomas Branigan Memorial Library, 200 E. Picacho Ave., invites residents to join the Branigan Book Club, our monthly book discussion group where we read and discuss a new book each month. Read on...
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    Fall Seed Collection at the Branigan Library

    Thomas Branigan Memorial Library, 200 E. Picacho Ave., is pleased to announce the availability of our Fall collection of seeds at the Tierra Sagrada pop-up seed library. Read on...
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Library Cards

Do you need a library card to access our digital services from home? 

A happy little girl reading a book A FREE library card is available to Dona Ana County, New Mexico residents with a valid photo ID with a current address, or a valid photo ID and a current proof of address, such as a utility bill or lease.  New Mexico residents who live outside of Dona Ana county can receive a free library card with a valid photo ID, current proof of address, and a library card from where they live.  Children and teens 17 years and under must have a parent or guardian sign their application for a card. Parents and guardians must have a library account in good standing in order to sign their child up for a card. A $5 replacement fee is charged if the card is lost, stolen or damaged beyond use.

Library card application can be filled out online by clicking here. For more information, or to renew your library card, contact the Circulation department at 575-528-4000 or


Digital Resources

E-Books, E-AudioBooks, Digital Magazines, Streaming Music and Movies

We’ve added more options for digital resources! Go to the link above and check out RBDigital, Freading and Freegal.  And take a look at our newest additions, TumbleBooks for a ton of new content to explore, including educational and fun kid’s and teen digital books, graphic novels and audiobooks and Kanopy, an award-winning movie streaming service.

Reference and Research Databases (Including homework help, test prep and more)

Materials & Research

Looking for a specific item? Check out our new online catalog. Need research or homework help? Our databases are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Have a reference question? E-mail the Reference Department or call (575) 528-4005.

Want to find out what is happening at the library? Go to the library’s News and Events page, or check the library’s calendar of events.

Meeting Rooms

Thomas Branigan Memorial Library offers free meeting rooms to local non-profit organizations. To reserve a meeting room please complete an online request. For more information check out our Meeting Rooms webpage or contact the Library Administration at (575) 528-4028. or send an email to

  Click here to request a meeting room online. 
*The Roadrunner Room is once again available for reservations. The Boardroom remains unavailable at this time.

Advisory Board

Click here to see agendas and minutes

Friends of the Thomas Branigan Memorial Library

The Friends of the Thomas Branigan Memorial Library is a non-profit organization whose mission is to help the public library in Las Cruces, NM serve the community by providing funding, advocacy, programming services and materials. Click here for more information.