Capitan Public Library
A small library where big things happen!

The library is busy planning some exciting programming. Among these are Chautauqua performers, local artists and authors. In addition to our 1st Friday events, we are also having several Sunday afternoon gatherings. Our patrons may now use Ruidoso Public Library's resources for e-books. Visit RPL to obtain a patron card and get a pin number. Check the blog for information.

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 catalog is easily assessable 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

Capitan Library Blog
Click Here to keep abreast of all the latest news, events, and happenings.

Geneaology Program
Genealogy Assistance - Call the library for an appointment with Kris.

Book Bag Sale
$5 a bag every 1st Saturday

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.

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.

Amazon shoppers
While shopping Amazon, please use their website and Capitan Public Library will receive a 0.5% donation from Amazon based on your purchases.

Smokey Bear
Information on our favorite Local Hero can be found on our Smokey Bear page.

Capitan Public Library
Address & Directions
102 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




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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 the Carrizozo Library

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 - 5:30 PM
Friday: 10 AM - 4 PM
Saturday : 10AM - 2 PM