Capitan Public Library
A small library where big things happen!

2016 Fundraising Campaign
Donations are urgently needed to keep the library open. This year's campaign goal is to raise $6000. Capitan Public Library relies only on the support of generous donors such as you. Your tax deductible donation will help ensure the success of our future.

Click here for a downloadable donor form.

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Capitan Public Library is one of three full-service public libraries in Lincoln County. Founded in 1996, it has become a vital, steadily growing, and constantly evolving community resource, enriching the lives of many. The library is governed by a 7-member board of directors and is staffed entirely by volunteers. Everyone is welcome to use the library and library cards are free to all Lincoln County residents. We invite you to use our public computers with free Internet, as well as free WiFi.

The library's catalog has a new look, new conveiences, and new ways to access information. You are able to access your account from any Internet capable computer. With your library card, log into your personal account to manage reserves and renewals. Get started now by using the following link... Capitan Public Library Online Catalog

Upcoming Events

Annual Holiday Bazaar
Saturday, December 5, 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM

This event is one of the big fund raisers for the library. It is looked forward to each year by the community and has established a following of shoppers that come from miles around. We encourage you to come early for the best selection of unique, one of a kind hand crafted items. Santa will be here from Noon to 2:00 with gifts for the children.
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Geneaology Program
Genealogy Assistance - Call the library for an appointment with Kris.

$5 A Bag Book Sale
First Saturday of each month

Adult Reading Group
Every 1st Thursday, 10:00 AM

Free Passes To State Museums
The NM State Library and Dept. of Cultural Affairs has provided free passes to state museums and historic venues. To use the pass you must be a patron of the library in good standing. Passes are good for one week and will admit up to 6.

Smokey Bear

Information on our favorite Local Hero can be found on our Smokey Bear page.
Capitan Public Library
Address & Directions
101 E. 2nd Street
PO Box 1169
Capitan, NM88316

The library is located at the corner of 2nd Street and Lincoln Avenue. From Highway 380 go south on Lincoln Avenue one block.

Tuesday - Thursday : 10 AM - 6 PM
Friday & Saturday : 10 AM - 2 PM
Sunday & Monday : Closed




Closed on the following:

New Years Eve & Day, Thanksgiving Eve & Day, Christmas Eve & Day. Additional days depending on the calendar.

Book Drops
Library and in front of Lincoln County News, Carrizozo

Not 2 Shabby Shop
Visit the Not 2 Shabby Shop
The library's resale shop provides economical shopping as well as assisting those residents in need. Donations are welcome - please, no electronics or used plumbing.

Thursday: 10 AM - 6 PM
Friday: 10 AM - 4 PM
Saturday : 10AM - 2 PM