Zimmerman Library, Albuquerque

Zimmerman Library, Albuquerque

The Zimmerman Library is located on the north side of the University of New Mexico's Smith Plaza. It is a four-floor library that houses materials relating to education, humanities, social sciences and government.

This was the main library for the campus when it was built in 1938. It was designed by John Gaw Meem in a Spanish-Pueblo Revival architectural style. Meem's design was based on Spanish missions in the area along with Pueblo architecture. Many of the interior features were designed by local Native American artists in order to stay true to the Pueblo influence.

One of the most distinctive features of the Zimmerman Library is its nine-story tower. This tower was built to provide a home to the collections, but it is no longer in use. The library provides occasional tours of the tower, but these are generally reserved for students.

Visitors can access the library from 9 AM through 6 PM during weekdays and from 1 PM through 6 PM on Sundays. The Zimmerman Library is closed on Saturdays.

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Sight Name: Zimmerman Library
Sight Location: Albuquerque, USA (See walking tours in Albuquerque)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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