Library Access

NMC Researchers have varying access to LANL and UNM library facilities, depending on their affiliation.

LANL Library Access

Walk-in Access

The LANL library is open to the public.  NMC employees who are LANL badge holders may access the LANL library during normal business hours.

Online Access

LANL visiting researchers can access the LANL library online resources through the LANL library remote access interface. You need to request a cryptocard if you do not have one.  Most, but not all of LANL's online resources are available through this interface.

UNM Library Access 

University Libraries, MSC05 3020
1 University of new Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131


Walk-in Access

The UNM library in Albuquerque will allow NMC researchers to check out 10 books at a time and access UNM online resources at their location in Albuquerque.  You will need an introduction on NMC letter head signed by the Executive Director.  When you present this introduction at the circulation desk, you will get a community library access card and an online research card.

Online Access

UNM will extend affiliation to 10 NMC researchers at a time that allows online remote access to the UNM libraries. To apply for one of these slots, please e-mail the NMC Chief Operating Officer ( with the reason for your need.  We will give priority to researchers who will need frequent access.  We will also try to spread out the access among our programs so that at least one person in each group has access to UNM online resources.  Researchers with UNM on-line access will be quiered every 6 months to make sure they still need the access.  Given the limited number of slots, the privilege may be extended to another researcher with a greater need at that time.

NMC researchers can also access the library from the  UNM-Los Alamos branch library.  Any NMC researcher may visit the UNM-LA library with a letter of introduction and access UNM online resources from their Los Alamos location.  UNM is able to extend about 90% of its online subscriptions to its satellite campuses.

UNM-Los Alamos Library
4000 University Drive
Los Alamos, NM 87544
Tel. 505-661-0343


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