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COVID-19 Information & Resources

For information on Library Services during COVID-19 closures and general reference and information relating to COVID-19 itself.

Archives and Special Collections

NMSU Library Archives and Special Collections currently is now open to all researchers. Walk-ins are welcome, or you may also schedule an appointment by sending an email to at least 24 hours in advance of visit. Hours available are Monday through Friday, 9am-4pm. We are happy to provide virtual reference services for those who cannot visit our facility in person.


Virtually Accessing NMSU Archives & Special Collections

Still prefer to access the NMSU Library's Archives and Special Collections virtually? The NMSU Library Archives and Special Collections has many resources available for remote access. The department's homepage,, contains links to content from the:

  • Rio Grande Historical Collections
  • University Archives
  • Political Papers Collections
  • Special Collections

From these pages, researchers can access finding aids to the department's extensive manuscript materials, search 50,000+ digitized photographs from the collections, discover university history, encounter descriptive guides to the department's massive microfilm collections of Durango, Mexico archives, and much more.

During COVID with some staff working from home, all email questions will receive a prompt reply. Please send all inquiries to: