Capitan Public Library
A small library where big things happen!

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

Adult Reading Group
Every 1st Thursday, 10:30AM

$1 A Bag Book Sale
In April there will be a $1 a bag book sale every Saturday. That is four chances to get some real bargins. If there are National Geographic collectors out there, we have an abundance!

Annual Plant and Garden Sale
Saturday, May 3, 8:00AM
Come early for the best selection of bedding plants, house plants, outdoor plants and yard art. Girts for Mother will available as well as a bake sale. This is Smokey Bear's 70th Birthday so the town will be buzzing with a myriad of activities to entertain you and your family.

April Is Amnesty Month
April is amnesty month at the library. There will be no fees for overdues, providing items are returned. This is a good time to check your book cases, the kid's rooms, and under the beds for items belonging to the library.

Donations are needed to maintain the daily operation of the library and are tax deductible.

Click the Donation button if you wish to support your library.

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