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Things you may not know about the public library

School is starting soon, and soon enough book reports and essays will be assigned out to classmates. When you’re in a pinch, why not turn to the public library? Our Local Guide, Sara Rose, was here to tell you some great perks and information you may not know about the public library.

Did you know that you could download ebooks, audiobooks, and magazines with only your library card?

Did you know that the library has a Museum Discovery Pass Program? Discover an adventure at your local library! Museum Discovery Passes are available on a first-come, first-served basis at most Public Library locations. They can’t be placed on hold by computer or phone, so please visit your local library to choose today’s adventure!

The Public Library Albuquerque and Bernalillo County is pleased to offer local museum family passes for check out. This program is designed to engage adults, children and families in art, history, science, technology and literacy learning. The Museum Discovery Passes are made possible through the Library’s materials funding and donation of Passes from some of the Library’s partners in the program.

The Museum Discovery Passes are offered at all branches of the Public Library except for the Special Collections branch. Museum passes may be checked out by adult cardholders with full access accounts in good standing. Museum Passes check out for 7 days and may not be renewed. Only one Museum Pass at a time may be checked out by a family. Each Pass generally allows 2 adults and 2 children free entry to the museum of choice, exceptions are noted on the Pass.

Want to try out a tablet before you buy one?

The Public Library offers Kindle Fire tablets to check out for you to try out new technology and the library’s downloadable collections.

There is so much you can discover when you go to the public library in New Mexico.

The Public Library Albuquerque and Bernalillo County are made up of 18 branches. All branches feature computers that offer access to the Internet, Microsoft Office, electronic databases, and library catalogs. Every location also offers free Wi-Fi access during open hours. Printing, copier and local and toll-free fax services are available. Additional branch features are listed on the individual branch pages.

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