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Resources by Type

Atlases & Maps

NMSU-A Library has a small collection of atlases and individual maps.


Audio Cassettes and Audio CDs are available for checkout.

Books, including eBooks

NMSU-A Library contains over 45,000 volumes, all of which can be searched using the Library Catalog. Books from NMSU Main Campus and Dona Ana Community College can be sent here for you within two days time after a request has been made. The Library also has a substantial collection of eBooks licensed through eBooks on EBSCOhost. To view these eBooks you must first set up an account while on-campus. Click the “sign in” link, then the “Create a Free Account” link at the top right of the eBooks on EBSCOhost page. For more information, please see the eBooks on EBSCOhost User Guide.

College Archives

A small collection of publications and materials related to NMSU-A are available for viewing in the library.


Journal, Magazine, and Newspaper Articles are currently most effectively found by searching in a Database. Libraries in general define databases as packages of journal, magazine, and newspaper articles, but also may contain reference information. Databases often have different looks to them and contain varying content. Choose a Database appropriate for your needs and then search it. Go to the Library Database Page.

Periodicals (Journals, Magazines, and Newspapers) in Print

NMSU-A Library subscribes to more than 110 Journals, Magazines, and Newspapers in print/paper format.

Reference Materials

The Reference section of the library contains materials such as dictionaries, encyclopedias, directories, almanacs, and legal materials. We also have the complete sets of Contemporary Authors and Contemporary Literary Criticism.


Instructors place a variety of materials on reserve for specific classes. Listings of course reserves by instructor or course are available in the Course Reserves section of the library catalog.

Government Documents – State of New Mexico

The library has been designated a depository for publications issued by the State of New Mexico. These documents are all shelved together in the southwest section of the library and are placed in order according to their New Mexico Documents Classification Number, which organizes them by the name of the issuing agency.


Videos in DVD and VHS format are available for checkout.