New Mexico Library Foundation

Funding Lifelong Learning in New Mexico Since 1992

New Mexico Library Foundation

Funding Lifelong Learning in New Mexico Since 1992

COVID-19 Update

Due to the unprecedented circumstances created by the COVID-19 pandemic, the New Mexico Library Foundation has decided to pause the spring Development Grant Cycle to consider the needs of libraries and librarians around the state, and how we are being impacted by these circumstances.


Please consider applying for the Brooke E. Sheldon Grant for Continuing Library Education to take advantage of online professional development opportunities that will strengthen your ability to meet your community’s online service needs.


The New Mexico Library Foundation supports identified needs of New Mexico libraries, by providing grants to build and maintain their collections, update information access technology and enhance library programs.

Impact Statement

Since 1992, NMLF has helped New Mexico libraries foster lifelong learning and ensure relevance to the communities they serve.

Developmental Grant deadline is April 30 and September 30.

STEM Grant deadline is November 30.

Brooke E. Sheldon Grant applications are reviewed as submitted.

New Mexico Library Foundation funds collection development, professional development, and community programs – literacy, arts, STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math), culture, and more. A range of library types including public, tribal, school, academic, professional, and special have benefitted from NMLF funding.

NMLF Transforms

Impacts and Locations of NMLF Grants Awarded Across New Mexico



The New Mexico Library Foundation is a New Mexico 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. NMLF supports libraries in New Mexico by allocating funds to libraries of all types and to non-profit organizations that directly benefit libraries.

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