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, 10:30 AM

First Friday Lecture Series
Monday, August 1, 7:00 PM

Capitan Public Library will host author and pilot, Albert Charles Ackerman, Jr. for an entertaining evening. In 1950 he took an illegal solo flight in a Piper J-3 Cub. He knew from the moment he first touched the controls that becoming a pilot would be his only goal. After some disappointing setbacks and a miraculous survival from a horrific crash, he established a career in aviation. For 63 years he flew famous celebrities and world leaders in over a hundred different types of airplanes and helicopters. After retiring, he spent a rewarding five years as an Angel Flight Pilot. These pilots fly disadvantaged patients to health care facilities free of charge.

Ackerman is still an active pilot at the age of 81. He recently published a well received book, My Journey West. Mr. Ackerman is a new member of the UFO (United Flying Octogenerians). The UFO is an international, non-profit organization with over 1500 members worldwide.

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