Artesia Public Library

Artesia Library

Welcome to the Artesia Public Library

The modern public library supports life long learning, advances knowledge creation, and strengthens its community. It provides the tools and resources to support creativity, research, and problem-solving while asking and answering questions that challenge patron assumptions. Both the physical and virtual library spaces encourage patrons to engage with information, process it, reflect on it, have conversations about it, and develop new ideas. The Artesia Public Library is such a library; bringing people, information, and ideas together to create opportunities.

  1. Get Text Alerts for Adult Events at the Library

    To get adult program, event, and services information directly to your phone, text @apladult to 81010.
  2. Crafty KitchLit Read and Feed

    Dec. 19. Crafty KitchLit Read and Feed. Join us for snacks, crafts and a discussion of "Garden Spells" by Sarah Addison Allen. Pick up your copy of the book today at the Artesia Public Library.
  3. Lunchtime Book Discussion Group

    Dec. 16. Bring a sack lunch and join us for a discussion of "Anatomy of a Miracle" by Jonathan Miles. Pick up your copy of the book today at the Artesia Public Library. Please visit our website calendar for additional information.
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Time to Renew?

Do you receive text notifications from us? If so, add this number to your phone: 575-215-1068. All texts will come from this number starting today. Also, you can now text the 575-215-1068 number to see a summary of your account, renew items and even ask us questions! You must text from the phone number on your account to renew. Not getting texts? Let one of the librarians know, and we can set it up for you! Just another free service from your library!

freegal music

Freegal is a downloadable music service from the Artesia Public Library. All you need is your library card number and phone number. Freegal offers access to about 15 million songs, including Sony Music’s catalog of legendary artists. In total the collection is comprised of music from over 30,000 labels with music that originates in over 100 countries. Choose from over 600,000 popular artists. There is no software to download, and there are no digital rights management (DRM) restrictions. With this service, patrons of the Artesia Public Library can download three songs per week and get three hours of digital streaming per day.


BiblioBoard Library is a multi-media database featuring historical content on a wide variety of topics. Thousands of pages of primary source content, historical books and articles, streaming audio and video content, have been expertly organized into anthologies on a wide variety of topics.