IAIA - Institute of American Indian Arts

Hours, Staff and Policies

Information & Circulation Desk
(505) 424-5715


Fall and Spring Semesters

Sunday 12:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Monday through Thursday 8:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Saturday Closed


Monday through Thursday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Exceptions will be posted at the Library & on the Library’s main webpage


Pam  Donegan,  Librarian/Cataloger
(505) 424-2333

Ryan  Flahive,  Archivist
(505) 424-5743

Jennifer  James,  Librarian
(505) 424-2399

Grace  Nuvayestewa,  Library Specialist
(505) 424-2398

Valerie  Nye,  Library Director
(505) 424-2397

Peggy  Trujillo,  Library Assistant
(505) 424-5715


  • 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.

Special Collections

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 (download file icon, 239.1 KiB)