About Us

Ben Lujan Library Mission

The Library’s mission is to support the curriculum needs of students and faculty at Northern and to provide an environment that is conducive to teaching and learning. The library will provide access to information in diverse formats, promote information literacy, and create a culture of lifelong learning in our community.

Ben Lujan Library Vision

The Library’s vision is to continuously foster student success by providing access to evolving information technologies and helping students navigate these formats to become information literate citizens. We will engage a diverse learning community through a variety of information resources and learning services. We will also partner with community organizations to promote information literacy throughout the region.

Library Staff

Courtney Bruch Celina Roybal LuWaine Lovato Nancy Martinez
 Library Director  Cataloging & Interlibrary Loans  Library Clerk II (evenings)  Library Clerk I (weekends)
 (505) 747-2244  (505) 747-2245  (505) 747-2310  (505) 747-2243
courtney.bruch@nnmc.edu  celinar@nnmc.edu  luwaine.lovato@nnmc.edu  nancy.martinez@nnmc.edu


Summer Semester Hours:

June 3, 2019 - July 26, 2019
Mon -Thur  8:00 am – 7:00 pm
Friday  8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Sat and Sun CLOSED
CLOSED Thursday  July 4, 2019


Ben Lujan Library at Northern New Mexico College (Northern New Mexico College Library) is located on the south end of the Española campus. From the main entrance on Paseo de Oñate keep right and follow the road east. The library is the third building on the left. 

Print, Copy, Scan Services

The library charges 10 cents per page for black ink prints and 25 cents per page for color ink prints. All computers are set to print to the Canon printer located behind the main service desk. The printer is set to print double-sided by default. If you need help changing this setting, ask for assistance at the main service desk.

We also provide copying and scanning services. A library staff member can make copies and scan documents for you at the main service desk (10 cents per page for black ink and 25 cents per page for color ink prints). There is no charge for scanning.

Library Instruction & Research Consultations

Library Instruction
Instructors can bring in their classes for library instruction sessions. Library instruction usually takes place in the library computer lab or the librarian can visit your class (if a computer and projector are available). Students are encouraged to bring their own laptops (only 18 computers are available in the lab). These sessions usually last about one hour and cover the following:

  • Searching for books, articles and more using the library's discovery service.
  • Citation tools available through the library's website.
  • Various subscription databases offered through the library.
  • A tour of the facility.

To book a library instruction session for your class, please call (505) 747-2244 or email library@nnmc.edu.

Research Consultations
If you are a student and need help finding resources to help with your research, you can book an individual research consultation. You will visit with a librarian and discover the many quality information resources available to you as a Northern student.  To book a research consultation, call (505) 747-2244 or email library@nnmc.edu.

Community Members

If you are not a student or employee at Northern, you are still welcome to visit the library facility. We have open access WiFi and 3 computers available to visitors. There is a 30 minute time limit on visitor computers per user per day.

If you are interested in borrowing materials from the library, you can purchase an Annual Community Borrower Pass. To do this, visit the campus cashier and pay a $10  fee. Bring your receipt to the library and we will create a library account for you. Your account will expire one calendar year after the date printed on your receipt. You will not receive a library card, but library staff may ask for a valid photo ID (driver’s license) to create and lookup your library account. Only the person named on the account may use the account to borrow items.

  • Community borrowers may check-out a limit of five items at one time.
  • There is a limit of 2 DVDs and 2 CDs at one time.
  • Books check-out for 30 days and may be renewed two times.
  • DVDs check-out for one week and may be  renewed one time.
  • CDs check-out for two weeks and may be renewed one time.

Community borrowers do not have access to electronic resources or student-use computers.

Choose us for our value, our quality degree and continuing education programs in diverse areas of study, our experienced faculty, and NORTHERN provides students with unique opportunities for academic, personal and professional growth. “You will have personalized attention, something difficult to get at larger colleges. We provide strong hands-on experiences from day one.” –Dr. Ivan Lopez, Dean, College of Engineering & Technology
The Northern Foundation remains committed to stimulate leadership, promote equity, and grow resources and philanthropy in the Española Valley and surrounding rural areas. Over the past twenty years, we have granted $1.3 million to support over 1,250 NNMC students.