19 May 2010

Albuquerque Special Collection Library to close May 29, 2010

The following information was sent to me by Julia Clarke, the director of the Albuquerque/Bernalillo County Library system. The Albuquerque Special Collection Library will be closing after May 29, 2010. More information is below:

Good afternoon,

The Special Collections Library will close for renovation effective Tuesday, June 1, 2010. Saturday, May 29 will be the last day of service at 423 Central NE.

· The renovation is scheduled to last approximately 10 months. (Reminder: we could encounter issues that would extend the duration of the project.)

· All genealogical materials as well as a significant portion of the New Mexicana materials will be moved to the second floor of the Main Library.

· Microfilm resources and microfilm readers will be available to genealogists.

· Public access computers will be available.

The move is scheduled to take approximately two weeks. It is anticipated that Special Collections materials will be available to the public by June 14. Should they be available more quickly, this will be announced on the public library’s website: www.cabq.gov/library

The Main Library is open Mondays through Saturdays. On Tuesdays and Wednesdays, the Main Library is open from 10 to 7. Mondays and Thursdays thru Saturdays, the Library is open from 10 to 6.

Since our original discussions, two more maintenance positions have been removed from the library system. This means that we have less manpower to accomplish this task, hence the two week schedule. We ask your understanding as we go through this move. After June 14, we will be continuing the effort to make this a successful transition.

I also anticipate that it will be later than June 14 for all computer related services to be up and running smoothly.

We very much appreciate your patience. Please contact me with any questions.

We also will appreciate your sharing this information.

Julia Clarke
Albuquerque/Bernalillo County Library System
501 Copper NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
(505) 768-5122
Fax: (505) 768-5191