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Saturday, November 20, 2010
10:30 AM at the Salón
The National Hispanic Cultural Center
1701 4th St. SW
Albuquerque, New Mexico
On the southwest corner
Avenida César Chávez and 4th Street, SW
The New Mexico Genealogical Society’s
Author of “The Place Names of New Mexico”
The Renovation of Special Collections Library
What's happening with the renovation?The City of Albuquerque began a renovation
of Special Collections library on June 1st 2010. Programs will not be held there
until the work is complete. A recent e-mail from Gail Rasmussen, Branch
Head, gave us this information:
The Contractor's estimate is that the work will be done by February, 2011.
However, it's necessary to allow time for City delays, so we are told to plan on
a year (closer to June).
The lighting and acoustics in Botts Hall are a major focus of the renovation, so
expect a vast improvement in both.
Botts Hall will have a new projector which will drop down from the ceiling to use
with power point presentations.
Botts Hall will have a new 2-door entry from the portico which will cut down
on noise from Central Avenue.
All the windows in the building will be repaired and cleaned.
There will be a new front door.
There will be a new uni-sex restroom for the disabled next to the regular restrooms.
The reading areas in the library are not expected to change. There is
not money to do everything that needs doing, but the flooring will be different
in the Main Reading Room as you enter the library and the furniture will be cleaned.
A new reference desk will be located in the center of the Main Reading
Room and several more computers will be available for public access.
During the renovation, the three genealogical societies will have a temporary
home at the Main Library, 501 Copper NW. (500) 768-5141. All genealogical materials
as well as a significant portion of the New Mexicana materials will be available
on the second floor of the Main Library.
Microfilm resources and microfilm readers will be available to genealogists, as
well as Public Access computers.
The Main Library hours are on the following schedule:
Closed Sundays, other days 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM, except Tuesdays and Wednesdays when
the library will be open an extra hour until 7:00 PM.
Driving: From Special Collections library, drive West on Central
Ave. to 5th Street. Turn right (North) on 5th to Copper Avenue. The Main library
is on the corner of 5th and Copper.)
Main Library is the light brown brick building on Copper Avenue NW between
5th and 6th Streets NW downtown.
Parking is available at the City parking garage on the southeast corner of 5th and
Copper Mondays through Saturday. Bring your parking stub from this garage to the
circulation desk for validation up to two hours of free parking.
Freeway Directions from I-40:
Take Interstate 40 and get off at 6th Street.
Go south on 6th into the downtown area.
After passing Lomas Blvd, there are traffic lights at Roma, Marquette,Tijeras
and Copper Avenues. The Library will be on your left when you reach 6th and
Freeway Directions from I-25:
Exit at Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive and head west into downtown.
After crossing the railroad overpass, this street becomes Marquette.
Continue west on Marquette until 6th Street, make a left turn and go south two blocks
on 6th to Copper NW. The Library will be on your left when you reach 6th and Copper
It's a fact! Any purchase
that goes through a link on this web site earns a modest percentage that is donated
in full to the Special Collections library for needed
materials. Please use Amazon.com for your books, music, household materials, jewelry,
and so much more. Your help is important and greatly appreciated.
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PO Box 27559
Albuquerque, NM 87125-7559 USA
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2010-11-11 12:03 PM