Donations

Donating Materials

The Loma Colorado Main Library accepts donations of books and other media. Some items are added to the library collection, while others are sold by the Friends of the Library of Rio Rancho. Either way, your donations benefit the library and the community.

Where to Drop Off Donations
To drop off donations, drive to the back of the Loma Colorado Main Library and put them in the wooden stall against the north side of the building. The stall is marked, "Library Donations." You may ask for a receipt for tax purposes at the main customer service desk.

The Esther Bone Memorial Library does not have space for donations. Please take all donations to the Loma Colorado Main Library.

Donating to the Local History Collection

We welcome donations to the Local History Collection relating to the history of Rio Rancho. Acceptable donations include photographs, books, yearbooks, old phone books, posters, flyers, papers, and other memorabilia. Please contact the Loma Colorado Main Library reference desk for more information at 505-891-5013, ext. 3033.  For more information on the history, see the Local History Collection page.

Monetary Donations

To the Library

Monetary gifts to the Library are placed in special accounts and can be used only for Library programs and services. All gifts are tax deductible.

  • Unrestricted Gift - Your gift will help the Library improve and expand its collections and support new and continuing programs for literacy and life-long learning.
  • Restricted Gift - You choose a specific purpose or location for your gift. For example, you may designate the purchase for large-print books or for the Young Adult area at the Main Library.
  • Memorial/Honorary Gift - You may choose to remember a special person or celebrate a special occasion with your gift. A bookplate may be added to each new book to recognize the person or event. A letter acknowledging your gift will be sent to the honoree or to the family of the person memorialized.
  • Bequest - You may designate the Library in your will as a beneficiary for the transfer of assets such as cash, securities, real property, art or other valuable personal property.
  • A Major Financial Gift - You choose a project from the Library Director's "Wish List" for a gift in excess of $5000.00. Please contact Library Director for details.

Monetary Donations to Friends of the Library of Rio Rancho

Monetary gifts may be made to the Friends of the Library.  Donations may be placed in special accounts and can be used only for Library programs.  All gifts are tax deductible. 

  • Unrestricted Gift - Your gift will help the Friends to improve and expand its support of new and continuing programs for literacy and life-long learning.
  • Restricted Gift - You choose a specific Library project/program for your monetary gift. 
  • Memorial/Honorary Gift - You may choose to remember a special person or celebrate a special occasion with your gift.  A letter acknowledging your gift will be sent to the honoree or to the family of the person memorialized.
  • Bequest - You may designate the Friends of the Library of Rio Rancho in your will as a beneficiary for the transfer of assets such as cash and/or securities.
  • A Major Financial Gift - You choose a project from the Library Director's "Wish List" for a gift in excess of $5000.00. Please contact Library Director for details.