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COVID-19: Library Resources and Services

Updates on library services during COVID-19
At this time, there is no access to the physical collections at Skeen Library due to campus closure and Governor Lujan-Grisham's stay-at-home guidance.
You may return borrowed items in the lobby during regular business hours, or at the bookdrop next to the main entrance.

You can also renew your books online - click the Renew Books button in your library account.

We are filling requests for electronic items (articles, book chapters) for the NMT community and via Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

For more information on ILL, please visit this site.

Returning Items

I'm not coming back to campus/Socorro (graduation, transfer, etc.). How do I return items I have checked out?


If you are graduating, transferring, or simply won't be coming back to Socorro/campus after the Spring 2020 semester and still have items checked out, you will need to ship the book/item back to Skeen Library at your own expense. Once the item is received by Skeen Library, any late fines or lost fees will be amended. 


Joseph R. Skeen Library

Attn: Circulation Department

New Mexico Tech

801 Leroy Pl

Socorro, NM 87801



USPS media mail is an inexpensive option for mailing back items like books (only certain items qualify for media mail - check this link for more info). We suggest you pay for tracking on the item if you choose to use this option -you will still be responsible for the item if it is lost in transit.

You can find more information on different USPS shipping options here.


UPS is another shipping option available to you. Although generally more expensive, tracking is included. To learn more about UPS shipping, click here.


FedEx is a shipping option as well. This is generally more expensive than USPS, but with a FedEx account, there are discounted rates for shipping (you may or may not be eligible for these discounts). They also provide tracking for all packages. To learn about FedEx options, please click here.


There may be other options available to you, however, we regularly receive shipments & mailings from the entities above.


Please feel free to email or chat with us if you have more questions about this process. 

Will you be attending NMT in the Summer 2020 or Fall 2020 semesters and need to renew your items? Click here for more information, or get in touch via email or chat

NMT Skeen Library


801 Leroy Place, Socorro, NM 87801


(575) 835-5614