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Reciprocal Borrowing

(Borrowing directly from another library)

Programs NMSU Library participates in:

  • PASSPORT - Program established by the New Mexico Consortium of Academic Libraries to simplify reciprocal borrowing between most academic libraries in New Mexico, except UNM Health Sciences Library. Students, faculty, and staff can borrow books directly when bearing a PASSPORT certificate. To obtain a certificate, submit the PASSPORT Borrower's Application online or stop by the NMSU Library Information Service Desks to fill it out in person. 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.

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
  • Doña 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 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 Information Service Desks. UTEP online catalog
  • 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.