Artesia Public Library

The Artesia Public Library is excited to announce that all residents of Eddy/Chaves county can now sign up for a digital library card from home.  This card will allow individuals the ability to access our digital eBooks, eAudioBooks, eMagazines, electronic databases, music streaming service, online maps and recipes, newspapers, almanacs and more for free even if they have never had a library card.

The digital library cards will expire in 4 months, but may be renewed by contacting the library. When we open back up to the public, you may visit the library with a picture ID and proof of address to upgrade your digital card to a library card that will allow you to check out physical material. If you are under 18, you will need a parent or legal guardian to sign your application for a physical card.  If you have previously had a card, you are responsible for any fines, fees and/or replacement costs on that card once we reopen.

Once individuals fill out the online application, a library staff member will EMAIL them their card number and sign in instructions for all of our resources. We are hoping that by opening this service up to the students and individuals of our community, we will help to not only engage but enrich their lives during this difficult time.  Our doors may be shut, but we are here 24/7 online!

To sign up for a digital card please visit:

The Artesia Public Library will remain closed until the COVID-19 ban is lifted. That being said, the amazing Librarians are still doing their very best to keep people engaged. Please know that their phone lines are still open at 575.746.4252.

As of April 2, 2020 they have opened up digital access to their amazing inventory of e-books online. Simply go to, input your zip code and as long as you are in Eddy County or Chaves County New Mexico, you will be eligible to read e-books.

Further more anyone is welcome to go to to get access to so much more information.


Under the Resources Tab there is so much that might help with entertainment or even business help. You can find things like Live Streaming of the Opera in New York, Virtual Tours of museums from around the country, Live Cams from many places including famous Zoos. You can even find business help on Federal Loans and even Parental Educational information for kiddos.


Under the Database Tab you can even live stream up to 5 hours of music ad-free!!

Make sure to follow Artesia Public Library on Facebook for daily scavenger hunts and crafting projects they post to keep everyone engaged.

Don’t forget all fees and fines are waived during this period of closure.

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