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Get a general overview of the resources and services available to you at UNM Central Campus

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Welcome to UNM and the University Libraries!

In this orientation you will learn how to:

  • Navigate the physical library buildings and website
  • Get help in person and online
  • Check out books
  • Find required reading assignments (course reserves for your classes)
  • Use library resources to enhance your coursework and make your life as a student easier
  • and more!

Student Research Awards



Have you completed a research project in an undergraduate course? Then enter our 2024 Hulsman Award competition for cash prizes! Any format is welcome, including research papers, design portfolios, compositions, posters, film, digital projects, and more. If you used library or other information sources to inform your work, you could win!

The Jim and Mary Lois Hulsman Undergraduate Library Research Award program recognizes excellence in undergraduate research that incorporates the use of University Libraries resources and demonstrates sophisticated information literacy skills. All UNM main campus undergraduate students are eligible.

Student award winners receive recognition and a cash prize: 

  • $500 for 1st place
  • $300 for 2nd place
  • $200 for 3rd place

Learn more and apply at:


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The deadline to enter for the 2024 awards cycle is February 12, 2024


Virtual Open House

UNM Libraries is proud to announce the launch of its Fall 2023 Library Virtual Open House. 

Access the open house:

People who attend the virtual open house by September 30, 2023 are eligible to win fun door prizes. All you need to do to win is fill out the feedback form after viewing the virtual open house.