Hours, Staff and Policies
Monday through Thursday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Fall and Spring Semesters
Monday through Thursday 8:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Sunday 12:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Exceptions will be posted at the Library
- IAIA Students may borrow books for a three-week period with one renewal.
- Students enrolled at another New Mexico college or university may request a “Passport” from their institution’s library and may borrow IAIA circulating materials for a three-week period with no renewals.
- The general public may use any of our resources while in the library.
- Those who feel library resources contain culturally sensitive material, may ask that library staff reconsider the appropriateness of the item for the collection.
- Library Building Use Policy
- Archives Policy
About the Library
Research forms the backbone of a quality education. Located on-campus, the IAIA Library has complete facilities and resources to facilitate your research and study needs. We can help you with databases, Native American websites, research tips, tribal and art newspapers, archives, and much more. The Library features more than 33,000 titles, including a comprehensive reference section. We have complete computer facilities and three study rooms. Our Visual Resources room houses the Library slide collection and photographs from the Smithsonian Institution’s National Anthropological Archives.
Select Items within the IAIA Library Collection.
Smithsonian Photographs, National Anthropological Archives
Late 19th and early 20th Century photographs of Native Peoples and their communities. Prints include a broad representation of tribes from across the U.S. These prints are routinely accessed by our students for various research projects.
The Lee and Stewart Udall & the Lloyd New Special Collections Area
Approximately 400 books donated by Stewart Udall, former Secretary of the Interior under the Kennedy and Johnson Administrations and by Aysen New, widow of Lloyd New, a founding father of IAIA.
The Joy Harjo Collection
Literature and Media Arts from Joy Harjo’s personal collection – Joy Harjo Collection (, 239.1 KiB)