List of Carnegie libraries in New Mexico

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List of Carnegie libraries in New Mexico is located in New Mexico
Las Vegas
Las Vegas
New Mexico Carnegie libraries

The following list of Carnegie libraries in New Mexico provides detailed information on United States Carnegie libraries in the Territory of New Mexico, where 3 libraries were built from 3 grants (totaling $32,000) awarded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York from 1902 to 1911.


  Building still operating as a library
  Building standing, but now serving another purpose
  Building no longer standing
  Building contributes to a historic district on the National Register of Historic Places

Carnegie libraries[edit]

Library City or
Image Date
Location Notes
1 Las Vegas Las Vegas Mar 14, 1902 $10,000 500 National Ave.
35°35′55″N 105°12′55″W / 35.598659°N 105.215228°W / 35.598659; -105.215228 (Las Vegas Carnegie Public Library)
Similar in architecture and style to Thomas Jefferson's Monticello, this work has served as a library since its opening in 1904.
2 Raton Raton Jan 23, 1911 $12,000 Ripley Park
36°54′19″N 104°26′17″W / 36.905234°N 104.438047°W / 36.905234; -104.438047 (Raton Public Library)
This building opened September 17, 1912, and was razed in 1969 when the library moved to a larger facility.[2]
3 Roswell Roswell Jun 1, 1903 $10,000 123 W. 3rd St.
33°23′43″N 104°31′23″W / 33.395359°N 104.523144°W / 33.395359; -104.523144 (Roswell Public Library)
This 1906 building was a library until 1978, and it is now vacant.[3]


  1. ^ a b At various times, Bobinski and Jones disagree on these numbers. In these cases, Jones' numbers have been used due to both a more recent publication date and a more detailed gazetteer of branch libraries, which are often where the discrepancies occur.
  2. ^ Carroll, William (2004). Raton War Years: 1940–1945. Raton, NM: Coda Publications. p. 114. ISBN 0-910390-00-2.
  3. ^ "Roswell Public Library". City of Roswell. Archived from the original on 2009-08-20. Retrieved 2009-07-16.


  • Anderson, Florence (1963). Carnegie Corporation Library Program 1911–1961. New York: Carnegie Corporation. OCLC 1282382.
  • Bobinski, George S. (1969). Carnegie Libraries: Their History and Impact on American Public Library Development. Chicago: American Library Association. ISBN 0-8389-0022-4.
  • Jones, Theodore (1997). Carnegie Libraries Across America. New York: John Wiley & Sons. ISBN 0-471-14422-3.
  • Miller, Durand R. (1943). Carnegie Grants for Library Buildings, 1890-1917. New York: Carnegie Corporation of New York. OCLC 2603611.

Note: The above references, while all authoritative, are not entirely mutually consistent. Some details of this list may have been drawn from one of the references without support from the others. Reader discretion is advised.