The Fray Angélico Chávez History Library is the institutional successor of New Mexico's oldest library (1851) and is part of the Palace of the Governors. A non-circulating, closed stack research facility, it preserves historical materials in many formats documenting the history of the state, the Southwest, and meso-America from pre-European contact to the present.
Mailing address: Chávez History Library, 113 Lincoln Avenue, Santa Fe, NM 87501
Hours: By appointment only. Closed major holidays.
Location: Visitors access the library from inside the New Mexico History Museum, located at 113 Lincoln Avenue in Santa Fe, New Mexico. (The library occupies the old public library building at 120 Washington Avenue, but the original street entrance is closed.)