UNM Los Alamos

Community Members

Community Members

Members of the greater community who are not UNM-Los Alamos students, faculty, or staff are very welcome to utilize the library and its services.


Checking Things Out

  • You may check out resources from the library.
    • Please register as a community member at the Help Desk.
  • Loan periods

Computer Use 

  • You may use library computers when not in use by students, faculty, and staff.
  • You may check out a mouse at the Help Desk.
  • The library reserves the right to limit the amount of time a community member may occupy a computer.


  • You may print up to 25 pages per visit to the library free of charge.

Interlibrary Loan

  • Please use the interlibrary loan services provided by Mesa Public Library.
  • You may apply for interlibrary loan services at UNM-Los Alamos by contacting the Library Specialist.
    • There is a $10.00 fee for each interlibrary loan transaction.

Online Database Access

  • You may use any of the databases listed below from computers located at the UNM-LA campus.
  • Off-campus access is not available to community members.

Children in the Library 

  • Children under 18 years old may be in the library when accompanied by an adult.
  • For more information please see the policy regarding Children in the Library.

Accessible Databases

Online Catalogs

LIBROS - WorldCat Discovery (online catalog) - provides access to the library collection at UNM-Los Alamos, other UNM libraries, and many other university libraries in the state. Many thanks to UNM-Los Alamos Student Government for funding this subscription!

WorldCat - searches library catalogs internationally.

Periodical Index Databases

EBSCOhost - a menu of 12 separate databases across many disciplines (abstracts and full-text).

Gale Academic OneFile Select - a general index to articles across many disciplines from arts and the humanities to social sciences, science and technology, this database meets research needs across all academic disciplines. Access scholarly journals, news magazines, and newspapers - many with full text and images!

First Search - a menu of 12 separate databases referencing articles across many disciplines. (mostly abstracts)

Gale Databases -  a full list of Gale Cengage databases available at UNM-Los Alamos. Provided courtesy of the State of New Mexico Library.

Reference Databases

Encyclopaedia Britannica Online - an up-to-date online full-text version of Encyclopaedia Britannica.

Films On Demand - a multidisciplinary streaming educational video collection, with large array of topics, including many academic subject areas in arts, sciences, and humantities; pop culture; documentaries and news reels. 

Gale Ebooks - a database of encyclopedias, almanacs, and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research.

General OneFile - Full name: Gale General OneFile. Multidisciplinary collection. Includes citations and extensive full text content for academic journal articles, magazine articles, books, and multimedia, includes full collection of National Public Radio programs from 1990 to the present with searchable transcripts.