Adult Services

The Rio Rancho Public Library Adult Services Department focuses on ages 18+. Contact us at with questions, program ideas, thoughts, or book suggestions.

Book Club Kits  (Book Club kits may be checked out for 6 weeks)

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Access the following resources to learn computer skills:


Learning Express  

This resource, courtesy of the state library, provides access to resources about career preparation, high school equivalency exams, computer skills, and core skills.

(It is the responsibility of everyone to use the most reliable and authoritative web sources possible. The websites below are not affiliated with the Library, but are reputable.)

Goodwill Community Foundation
This website offers free online tutorials for the following:

  • Computer Basics
  • Internet Basics
  • Mouse Tutorials
  • Email Basics
  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Access
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Typing Tutorials
  • And more!

     Digital Learn
     This website offers free short tutorials on how to use a computer to do almost anything.

  • How to use a computer
  • Intro to email
  • Online scams
  • Intro to Facebook

This website offers free online tutorials for the following:

  • Computer and Technology
  • Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and Outlook
  • Computer Programming Languages
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Access the following resources for assistance with research & homework related matters:  

New York Times is a daily newspaper accessible both online and in print, to access the online articles please follow the below steps:

  • Go to the Gale Databases (courtesy of the NM State Library) link on the Research databases webpage.
  • Log in with your library card number and last name
  • Navigate to Gale General One File (third row, center)
  • Click "Go to Publication Search" (right side of page)
  • Enter "New York Times" in the search bar, select "New York Times" from the list
  • Select the date for the newspaper you would like to read

New York Times Newspaper Games and Cooking can be accessed with a daily code (Courtesy of the NM State Library)

NewsBank is an online, searchable database providing access to three New Mexico newspapers. Each paper provides unique coverage of local and regional news, including companies, politics, sports, industries, cultural activities, and people in the community. Paid ads are excluded.

The papers currently included are:

  • Albuquerque Journal: January 1, 1995 to present
  • Las Cruces Sun-News: February 14, 2004 to present
  • Roswell Daily Record: January 2, 2002 to present
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Seed Library

The Seed Library is a collection of fruit, vegetable and flower seeds that you can borrow to plant at home. The Seed Library is also a place for you to return/exchange seeds you have harvested for others to borrow and plant. Seed libraries are available in the lobbies at both Rio Rancho libraries. Please only take what you will use.

The seed collection is dependent on donations and availability. Different seeds will be available at different times during the year, check back often to see what is available. For more information on growing in Sandoval County please visit the Sandoval County Master Gardener website here.

Garden Tool Kits

Garden tool kits are a kit containing one rounded cultivator, one square cultivator, one transplanter, one trowel, and one gardening tips binder. Kits are available to check out for 3 weeks, can be placed on hold and renewed if there is not waiting list. 

This program is made possible by a grant from  "Resilient Communities: Libraries Respond to Climate Change, a pilot program of the American Library Association.”