Thomas Branigan Memorial Library



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 curbside check-out or 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! 

In compliance with the All Together New Mexico, COVID Safe Practices for Individuals and Employers, Thomas Branigan Memorial Library will begin offering some limited services to the public beginning May 26, 2020.

Library patrons can now request curbside pick-up of library materials and those needing access to the public computer lab will be allowed on a limited basis. 

The Munson and Sage Branches will remain closed.

Computer Lab Hours: M-F, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM, call ahead (575) 528-4000, to see if there is a wait or if computers are available. Computer lab capacity has been reduced to allow for social distancing. Masks are required inside the building. 

Curbside Pick-Up Hours: M-F, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM, call ahead (575) 528-4000, to request pick-up or for more information. Curbside pick-up is contactless and staff cannot accept returns.

To comply with the local and state guidelines for safe opening, the Library will be limiting access to the computer lab to 10 people at a time, with a maximum of 30 minutes of computer time. The computers will be sanitized after each use. The computer lab will be open to the public from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Monday through Friday until further notice. Patrons are encouraged to call the Library at (575) 528-4000 before coming to see if computers are available or if there is a wait. Please also note that patrons are required by state and local proclamations and health orders to wear a mask when inside the building and to observe social distancing from others. The Library will provide masks to those who do not have them.

Curbside pick-up will also begin on May 26, 2020. Patrons will be able to choose whether to have their materials mailed to them or to pick them up. Hours for curbside service are 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM, Monday through Friday. Patrons will be asked to call ahead to ensure their materials are ready and to schedule a time for pick-up. Curbside pick-up will be contactless and Library staff will not be able to accept returns from patrons at curbside. Please wear a mask when picking up items curbside, for your protection and ours. Patrons who wish to return items can still use the book drop.

For more information, patrons can call the Library from 9 AM to 5 PM, Monday through Friday at (575) 528-4000 or email

Patrons can also follow us on our Facebook page (BraniganLibrary) or Instagram (braniganlibrarylc) for updates and information.

Summer Reading Program 2020

Click on the link below to learn more about our summer reading program!

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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, Freeding 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)

Follow Us on Social Media!

Patrons can also check our website or follow us on our Facebook page (BraniganLibrary),  or Instagram (braniganlibrarylc) for updates and information. We’ll be updating our social media with interesting links, reading suggestions and information, so keep in touch! 

Library Cards

**Do you need a library card to access our digital services from home? Call us at 575-528-4000 or e-mail Library Administration and we can set you up with a card from home.**

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 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. 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.

Library Locations 

Thomas Branigan Memorial Library 
200 E. Picacho Ave.
Las Cruces, NM 88001

Munson Branch Library 
975 S. Mesquite St.
Las Cruces, NM 88001
Mondays through Thursdays
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 
Closed Saturdays and Sundays 

Sage Café Branch Library 
6121 Reynolds Dr.
Las Cruces, NM 88011
Tuesdays through Fridays
9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. 
Closed Saturdays, Sundays, and Mondays

Library Administration 

To contact Library Administration, email or call 575-528-4028 or 527-528-4005.

Meeting Rooms

Thomas Branigan Memorial Library offers free meeting rooms to local non-profit organizations. To reserve a meeting room e-mail or call Library Administration at 575-528-4028.

Employment & 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.


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