The third floor of Zimmerman boasts quiet study spaces within the book stacks and a colorful Children's Literature area, along with one campus location for the Center for Academic Program Support (CAPS), which offers peer tutoring in topics like writing, math and sciences, business and economics, and languages. Library staff can help direct you to their spaces.
Zimmerman Library is located on the north side of Smith Plaza and houses collections for education, humanities, social sciences, and government information. You can find the Center for Southwest Research and Special Collections (CSWR) on the first floor, the Indigenous Nations Library Program (INLP) and the Herzstein Reading Room on the second floor, the Center for Academic Program Support (CAPS) on the third floor, and the Digital Initiatives and Scholarly Communication (DISC) office in the basement.
One of the most important hubs for students in Zimmerman is the Learning Commons. It's a large, welcoming space on the first floor near the service desk. Its amenities include:
Centennial Science and Engineering Library (CSEL) is located underground near Electrical Engineering in the southwest corner of campus and houses collections in the life and physical sciences, engineering, mathematics, and maps. You can also find the library's Research Data Services (RDS), the Math Learning Lab (MaLL), and the Map and Geographic Information Center (MAGIC) here.
Beyond the three primary libraries located on the central/main campus, you may also want to access these other libraries:
Health Sciences Library & Informatics Center (HSLIC). This library specializes in health information and primarily serves the UNM medical school.
UNM Law Library. This library provides legal research resources assistance, primarily for law students.
The Public Library, Albuquerque/Bernalillo County. The 18 branches of the local public library offer a wide range of entertainment and information sources for the folks that live in the surrounding community. You are eligible to get a library card to use their services. The closest public library branch to campus is the Ernie Pyle Public Library.
Our libraries offer a lot, but even we don't have everything. But just because it isn't right at your fingertips on campus, it doesn't mean we can't get it for you. For times when you need a book, article, or other resource not owned by UNM, we offer inter-library loan (ILL) service.