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About CNM Libraries

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Gaining Access to The CNM Libraries

Account Set-up

To check out library materials, fill out a release form and bring it to any CNM library location with a valid CNM ID.

  • Students: complete this form out once a year
  • Faculty and staff: complete this form only once
  • Community members: first get a CNM Guest ID , then register with the library
  • To allow someone else to check out materials for you, fill out a Proxy Borrower Application

Library Instruction Scheduling Policy and Procedures

In order to provide the best service to the entire CNM community, Library Instruction and Library Instructional Lab scheduling will follow standard procedures. Main and Westside Campus Libraries have technology enriched spaces in which to conduct Library Instruction and to provide for follow-up research, by reservation with the Library Instruction Scheduler for the respective campus.

At ATC, Montoya, Rio Rancho and South Valley Campuses, Library Instruction is provided in ACE Labs, and scheduling must be coordinated with the Library and the Lab scheduler. A web form for scheduling Library Instruction or reserving the lab for use is provided on the CNM Libraries website, under Services, For Faculty, Schedule Library Instruction. Preference is given to Library-related use of the Library Instructional Labs. Library Instructional Labs are not available for regular class meetings or testing.

The following procedures will be in effect regarding scheduling of Library Instruction and Lab use.

All Scheduling must be done with the respective library’s scheduler via phone, email or web‐based form.

1. Library Instruction Scheduling

  • Must be scheduled at least one week in advance by the Instructor
  • Preferred and alternated dates must be indicated to ensure that you class will be accommodated.
  • Confirmation of your request will be mailed to the email address you provide.
  • Once confirmed, please provide at least 24 hours notice of change or cancellation.
  • Instructor attendance is expected at each Library Instruction session.
  • The time limit for a library instruction session is 60 minutes.

2. Library Group Study – Research Day Reservations

  • Must be scheduled at least one week in advance by the Instructor, using a separate form.
  • Preferred and alternate dates must be indicated to ensure your class will be accommodated.
  • Must be preceded in the same term by a formal Library Instruction session.
  • Research Days are limited to two per term/per course-section, following Library Instruction.
  • Instructor must be present.
  • Library staff will be available on-call, to help individual students as needed.

3. Non-Library Instruction‐Related Events - Reserve the Lab Only

  • Must be scheduled no more than one week in advance.
  • No library staff support or instruction will be available.
  • Sponsor must remain on site during the time reserved.
  • No recurring events, each date must be scheduled separately.
  • May occur outside the library’s normal operating hours, with approval and access provided by Security.

To book non-library instruction requests in SRC 103 on:

  • Mondays, Fridays, or Saturdays contact Esther Lozoya at (505) 224-4400
  • Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Thursdays contact Olivia Baca at (505) 224-3278

Library Policies

The documents below detail the policies and services we offer to CNM students, faculty, staff, and community members.

  • Collection Development Policy
    Guidelines for CNM Library Services to assure quality and relevance in the selection, acquisition, retention, and de-selection of materials in a collection designed to support the mission of the college.
  • Interlibrary Loan (ILL) Policy
    Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is a service provided by the CNM Library System to assist the college community with their research needs.

CNM Libraries Strategic Plan

The CNM Libraries strive to cultivate a positive learning environment to our diverse user population.

Donating to the Libraries

The CNM Foundation

Reorganized in 1992, the CNM Foundation is Central New Mexico Community College's private, non-profit 501(c)3 organization.

The CNM Foundation leverages private funding resources and opportunities to maximize CNM's operational and program funding. Gifts to the Foundation are tax-deductible and benefit College programs, scholarships and activities that are not funded through state operating and capital budgets. Ways to Give >>