Library

The Legislative Council Service Library provides research assistance to legislators, legislative staff, bill drafters, researchers, government agency staff, and the general public. The library is located across from the Legislative Council Service reception desk. Library staff can assist you with finding information about bills, laws and statutes, reports required by statute or memorial, and information or materials available from other government agencies and libraries. Staff are unable to provide legal advice.

COLLECTION

The library’s print collection contains both historical and current bills, memorials and resolutions, House and Senate journals, session laws, New Mexico statutes, bill indexes and locators, and agency reports required by statute or memorial. The collection also includes historical Legislative Council Service publications, Blue Books, current and previous legislative handbooks, and an extensive collection of news clippings relating to the legislature and legislators.

Items from the library’s print collection do not circulate to the general public. You must be legislative staff or a legislator to check out items from the library.

The library’s digital collection includes reports required by statute or memorial and reports captured from various state and federal agencies and organizations. The library also maintains various legislative statistics and legislator biographies.

HOURS

During the interim the Legislative Council Service Library is open Monday - Friday 8 am to 5 pm. During legislative session the library extends its hours to Monday - Friday, 8 am to 6 pm, Saturday 9 am - 5 pm, and Sunday 12 pm - 5 pm.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Library staff can be reached by phone or email:

Joanne Vandestreek
Senior Legislative Librarian
(505) 986-4656
joanne.vandestreek@nmlegis.gov

Moya Melody
Library Assistant
(505) 986-4648
moya.melody@nmlegis.gov