Community & Regional Planning

Campus Resources

As a researcher within the School of Architecture & Planning, you have a wealth of resources available right here at UNM.

  • Centennial Science & Engineering Library: engineering, GIS, data-driven research, maps, technology, environmental science and geography resources.
  • Zimmerman Library: social sciences and humanities research. Also houses the Indigenous Nations Library Program which works with a number of departments and units across campus, including Community & Regional Planning. The Center for Southwest Research Special Collections and Archives is also housed in Zimmerman.
  • The Bureau for Business and Economic Research: provides economic data from a number of federal and national agencies, applied to New Mexico specifically. Included services: economic forecasting, economic and fiscal impact analysis, and research on community and regional development, resource management, land use and housing policy, cultural policy, and public health. New Mexico's lead agency in the Census Bureau's State Data Center program, serves as the state's primary source for economic, social, and demographic data. 

Intro to the Fine Arts & Design Library














Welcome, Bienvenidos, Hóshdéiiʼ to The Fine Arts and Design Library! 

Here, you will find books on the history, theory, and practice of art​​​​

Come for the books stay for the views! Here, at the top of George Pearl Hall (the Architecture Building), you can scope all of New Mexico's mountain ranges and volcanic peaks or catch some amazing sunsets! 

What else: Group study rooms, computer labs, a smart classroom, scanners, and printers

Laptops, DVDs, headphones, specialty equipment for check out. Macs and PCs loaded with photo and movie editing software. Scanners and lots of seating.

Special collections such as artists' books and other rare publications.

Remember that we also periodically have exhibits and performances here

Libraries during the Covid-19 Emergency

Please keep in mind that the COVID-19 pandemic impacts our normal services, hours, and spaces. 

  • face maskUsually eating and drinking is permitted in most library spaces. However, no eating or drinking will be allowed in library buildings while mask requirements are in effect. This includes any items purchased at the Zimmerman Starbucks cafe. 
  • Library service desks will only be able to help resolve quick questions at this time. Questions that take more than a couple of minutes to answer will be referred to our Ask A Librarian chat service or a consultation with a subject specialist librarian
  • During this time, please default to using virtual library services whenever possible

To see the most recent information and latest updates, visit the Covid-19 guide linked below. You can also use the Ask A Librarian FAQ or online chat service to double-check on the availability of library services, technology, or spaces. 

Covid-19: Options for Library Resources & Services

Ask a Librarian