New Mexico State University

Reciprocal BorrowingBorrowing a book directly from another library

Reciprocal Borrowing Programs NMSU Library participates in:


  • The UTEP agreement - allows students, faculty, and staff of NMSU to borrow books directly from the library at the University of Texas at El Paso. Present your current NMSU ID at the UTEP Library circulation. Books belonging to the UTEP Library may be returned to either of the NMSU Library's service desks.
  • UTEP online catalog


  • PASSPORT - program established by the New Mexico Consortium of Academic Libraries to simplify reciprocal borrowing between most academic libraries in New Mexico, except UNM Medical Library. Students, faculty, and staff can borrow books directly when bearing a PASSPORT certificate. To obtain a certificate, stop by either NMSU Library service desk or fax a completed application to (575) 646-1470. A borrower must be in good standing with the NMSU Library to qualify for PASSPORT. Each library establishes its own regulations, and it is the borrower's responsibility to honor the lending library's rules. In many cases, borrowed books can also be returned to the lending library via courier service. Ask at either NMSU Library service desk for information regarding libraries participating in this service.
  • PASSPORT Participants - (New Mexico Academic Libraries)
    Central New Mexico Community College
    Clovis Community College
    Eastern New Mexico University
    • Portales
    • Roswell
    • Ruidoso
    Institute of American Indian Arts
    Luna Community College
    New Mexico Highlands University
    New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology
    New Mexico State University
    • Alamogordo
    • Carlsbad
    • Doa Ana
    • Grants
    • Las Cruces
    Northern New Mexico College
    St. John's College
    San Juan College
    Santa Fe Community College
    Santa Fe University of Art and Design
    Southwestern College
    University of New Mexico
    • Albuquerque
    • Health Sciences Library and Informatics Center
    • Los Alamos
    • Taos
    • Valencia Campus
    University of the Southwest
    Western New Mexico University
  • The UACJ/NMSU agreement - facilitates reciprocal borrowing between the NMSU Library and the Universidad Autonoma de Ciudad Juarez. To participate, stop by either service desk for a reciprocal borrowing certificate. Loan periods will be determined by the lending library and privileges will be valid for the duration of the current semester. You will be responsible for returning all borrowed items, as there is no courier service between the two institutions.

For information regarding any of these programs, email the service desk or call (575) 646-6912