Portales Public Library

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Portales Public Library

Contact Information[edit | edit source]

E-mail:[1]  dburnett@poralesnm.gov


218 S Avenue B
Portales, NM 88130

Telephone:[1]  575-356-3940
Fax:[1]  575-356-3964

Hours:[1] Monday-Wednesday 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
      Thursday 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
      Friday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
      Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Map, directions, and public transportation

  • Directions[2]
    • From the northeast side of Portales:  Follow US-70 Westbound (that is Southwest bound) toward Portales. Turn left onto S Avenue B/NM-88/NM-267. Continue to follow S Avenue B, 0.08 mi. The Portales Public Library at 218 S AVENUE B is on the right.
    • From the southwest side of Portales:  Follow US-70 Eastbound (that is Northeast bound) toward Portales. Turn right onto S Avenue B, 0.01 mi. The Portales Public Library at 218 S AVENUE B is on the right.
  • Public transportation:[3] Portales Area Transit buses picks you up at your door and take you to the address of your desired destination.

Internet sites and databases:

Collection Description[edit | edit source]

The Portales Public Library has a nice library of genealogies, periodicals, and family folders for New Mexico and out-of-state places such as Texas, Tennessee, and Arkansas.[4]

Alternate Repositories[edit | edit source]

If you cannot visit or find a source at the Portales Public Library, a similar source may be available at one of the following.

Overlapping Collections

  • National Archives I, Washington DC, census, pre-WWI military service & pensions, passenger lists, naturalizations, passports, federal bounty land, homesteads, bankruptcy, ethnic sources, prisons, and federal employees.
  • New Mexico State Records Center and Archives, Santa Fe, Roman Catholic church records, censuses, district court, land grants, wills, diaries, family papers, prisons, family and local histories, newspapers. NM's best genealogy repository because of its original territorial, state, and county records.[4]
  • New Mexico State Library, Santa Fe, history, biography, ethnic studies, newspapers, government documents, maps, periodicals, and genealogies. Largest book collection in New Mexico.[4]
  • New Mexico Genealogical Society, Albuquerque, manuscripts, newspapers, periodicals, histories, directories, maps, photos.
  • Historical Society of New Mexico, Santa Fe, increasing knowledge and preserving New Mexico history through conferences, publications, plaques, a speakers bureau, and Internet links.[5]

Similar Collections

Neighboring Collections

Sources[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Portales Public Library in Portales: Gateway to a Good Life (accessed 2 February 2015).
  2. Based on MapQuest directions.
  3. Transportation in Portales: Gateway to a Good Life (accessed 2 February 2015).
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 4.7 William Dollarhide and Ronald A. Bremer. America's Best Genealogy Resource Centers (Bountiful, Utah: Heritage Quest, 1998), 79. At various libraries (WorldCat). FHL Ref Book 973 J54d.
  5. Home in Historical Society of New Mexico (accessed 31 January 2015).
  6. Overview - Special Collections in Albuquerque Bernalillo County Library (accessed 20 January 2014).
  7. About the Archdiocese of Santa Fe in Archdiocese of Santa Fe (accessed 15 March 2021).
  8. CSWR Collection Strengths in University of New Mexico University Libraries (accessed 17 Jan 2015).
  9. HGRC Home in Hispanic Genealogical Research Center (accessed 21 January 2015).
  10. Archives in National Hispanic Cultural Center (accessed 20 January 2015).
  11. Research Library in National Hispanic Cultural Center (accessed 20 January 2015).