1003 Avenue N
Eunice, New Mexico 88231
Our hours of operation are:
Monday thru Thursday: 8:00 A.M. - 5:30 P.M.
Friday: 8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
Saturdays: 8:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M
Eunice Public Library was founded in 1950 in a small building on Avenue J and has moved and grown. In 1958 the library was located in the Community Center until it outgrew its surroundings and had to be moved to our current location on Avenue N in 1980, which houses our current collection of about 21,200 books and media.
The main remit of the library is to provide patrons with literature and information for entertainment, learning and research. The services are also open to the general public, including public authorities, businesses, hospitals and schools of the region.
For many years, Eunice Library has committed itself to its primary goal of optimizing existing library services and implementing new, user-oriented ones.
Library Director: Tara Parker
Children's Librarian: Kim Smith
Children's Librarian Assistant: Margie Tipton
Library Aide: Melinda Cowen
Some Statistical Data for 2009
Holdings: 21,140 volumes
Computer: Over 12,000 licensed database journals
Reader workplaces: 12 public PC-workstations for users
Library visits: 9974
Active registered users: 600
Total number of loans incl. renewals: 348
History and Innovations
1950 Establishment of the library
1958 Moved to Community Center
1980 Moved to Avenue N
1986 Added on an addition for the expansion of collection
1993 Expanded include Museum/Art room/Southwest Collection
2007 Public access to the online cataloguing system & joined the ELIN consortium
Online Library catalog
Search for journal articles in the Gale database containing more than 12 thousand journals
Interlibrary loans with consortium and state library
Courier service between the consortium libraries
Internet Access of 12 patron computers with Wi-Fi access
Photocopies (regular and color) and fax service
Eunice Public Library is open 52 hours per week, 300 days per year: Mon. Thu. 9.5 hrs; Fri. 8 hrs; and Sat. 5 hrs.
First library card is free. $5.00 for lost cards.
Free checkout of any materials. Late fees are:
Books: $0.05 per day
Movies: $1.00 per day
Fax: $1.00 per page
Copies: $0.10 per page
Color copies: $0.50 per page
Computer printouts: $0.25 per page
We are in the Estacado Library Information Network (ELIN) so the Eunice Public Library is linked with 5 other libraries: Hobbs Public Library, Jal Woolworth Library, Lovington Public Library, NMJC Library and the University of the Southwest Library.
Courier services between the libraries is provided once a week on Wednesday mornings.
The website for the library's catalog is E.L.I.N..