Bookmobile

The New Mexico State Library provides a very important bookmobile service serving rural communities throughout the state.

In normal circumstances, the New Mexico State Library Bookmobile Service visits each stop on its route once a month. We will post the dates of their visits to Carson on this website’s calendar. The Bookmobile Service usually notifies patrons of any cancellations or changes in dates by email or by phone. In Carson, the bookmobile normally parks at the Carson Cafe & Grocery Store.

The New Mexico State Library operates three regional bookmobile services, each with a schedule of monthly visits to underserved rural communities in the northeast, west, and east of the state. The Bookmobile Northeast service visits Carson once a month, parking its state-of-the-art truck at the Carson Cafe & Grocery Store grounds for one hour or one hour and 15 minutes. Please check the calendar for the dates and times when the bookmobile will be stopping in Carson. The schedule is also published here.

The bookmobile carries about 4,000 titles that include a good selection of books to cater to a wide range of interests and ages, from best-selling non-fiction and fiction to a whole section devoted to the southwest including New Mexico. The bookmobile also carries some audio books and DVDs.

Patrons looking for specific titles or books on a particular subject can contact the bookmobile service to check if they are able to obtain these titles or books for pickup. 

Rural Bookmobile Northeast

PO Box 97 (356-D East 9th St.), Cimarron, NM 87714
Phone: 575-376-2474
Bookmobile cell: 505-316-6250
Email: rbmne@state.nm.us
FAX 575-376-2433

Bookmobile Northeast Staff

You can register for an account by visiting the bookmobile in person or online at http://rbm.nmstatelibrary.org/. You can search for and place a hold on a particular item at this website by going to “ALL Libraries” and selecting NE Bookmobile. If you need your login and password, please contact one of the staff listed above or call (575)-376-2474.

New Mexico State Library provides a Books by Mail service for those who are not reached by bookmobiles or public libraries. Phone toll free 1-800-395-9144. A Talking Books Library service is also available. Phone toll free 1-800-456-5515.

The NE Bookmobile is now equipped with FREE WIFI. You are welcome to log on to NMSLB-Guest; no password is required. You may download Hoopla, check your email, use the internet as an information resource. You don’t even have to go on board to access this service. The WIFI may be received in your car or by standing near the bookmobile. The bookmobile will turn the WIFI on upon arrival and turn it off about 5 min before departure.  

Please remember that your participation in the bookmobile program is extremely important to the existence of the program. Whether Carson continues to remain on the bookmobile route, and the length of time it stops here, depends on user numbers. If interest and visitor numbers decline, Carson could stop receiving bookmobile visits. So please make an effort to drop by and check out a book or two.

The bookmobile service reminds patrons that all books checked out from the bookmobile must be returned to the bookmobile and not to other libraries. They also ask that overdue books be returned as soon as possible in person or through a neighbor or friend. Remember there are NO FINES for overdue books.

The bookmobile program is funded in part with a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services which administers the Library Services and Technology Act. The bookmobile vehicles are purchased with funding appropriated by the New Mexico state legislature. Funds contributed by several counties support the book budget.

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