The Legislative Council Service’s Legislative Research Library provides research assistance to legislators, legislative staff, bill drafters, researchers, government agency staff, and the general public. The Legislative Research Library is located across from the Legislative Council Service reception desk. 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.
The Legislative Research 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 print collection do not circulate to the general public. You must be legislative staff or a legislator to check out items from the Legislative Research Library.
The Legislative Research Library’s digital collection includes reports required by statute or memorial and reports obtained from state and federal agencies and organizations. Staff also maintain various legislative statistics and legislator biographies.
During the interim the Legislative Research Library is open Monday - Friday 8 am to 5 pm. During legislative session the hours are Monday - Friday, 7 am to 6 pm, Saturday 9 am to 5 pm, and Sunday 12 pm to 5 pm.
Legislative Research Library staff can be reached by phone or email:
Senior Legislative Librarian