Get a library card.

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Ruidoso Public Library cards allow you…

To discover, be inspired and enjoy lifelong learning, information, ideas & creativity.

You can enjoy…

  • Our physical collection to borrow books, DVDs, tablets and more.

  • Many of our digital resources from home. Explore our eBooks, magazines via RB Digital, business resources and more.

  • Library programs and services.

  • New Mexico cultural attractions with the NM FamilyPass.

Register for a Library Card

To obtain a library card, stop by the Ruidoso Public Library and register by presenting an accepted form of photo ID. If your photo ID does not include your address or contact information, we will ask you to provide that information at that time. Acceptable photo ID can be one of the following:

• Driver's license issued by the state of New Mexico.

• United States Photo ID

• United States Military ID Card

• United States Passport

• Matricula Consular Card issued by Mexico

If your photo identification does not show current mailing address, another piece of documentation will be necessary to establish your address. This can be ONE of the following:

• a recent piece of mail with your name and address;

• a rental agreement showing name and mailing address;

• a vehicle registration or insurance document with your name and current mailing address;

• any other recent documentation showing your name and mailing address.

Applicants 18 years and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian with a valid library card in order, to obtain their own card. These cards can be issued at the same time.

A replacement Library Card is $2.00

We regret that at this time we cannot offer full materials borrowing to anyone who cannot present themselves at the library.

You can apply for a card number online. The online registration form is for first time cardholders only. Each person can have only one active library card. After submission of information, you will receive a card number that can be used to place holds for 30 days. You can validate and receive your permanent library card when you go to the Ruidoso Public Library. Validation requires that you present photo identification. If you do not receive your permanent card within 30 days, your registration will expire.

Library Cardholder's Rights and Responsibilities

  • Each person can have only one active library card.

  • You are responsible for all the materials borrowed on your card and for any charges on items that are overdue, lost or damaged.

  • Parents are responsible for activity on a child's card until the child is 19 years of age.

  • Adults may not borrow material for their own use on youth or children's library cards.

  • Your library card provides Internet access in the library and personal access to some licensed databases from outside the library. Your card cannot be used by another person, group or institution to access licensed databases. Access to these databases (or electronic resources) for Vancouver Public Library members is governed by license agreements and varies based on your city of residence.

  • If you lose your library card, report it immediately so we can prevent anyone else from using it. There is a $2 charge to replace a lost card.

  • If you change your address or other personal information, contact the library and we will update your record.