FAQs

FAQs: Frequently Asked Questions


Are you part of the Library?
Are you the same thing as the Library Trustees?
What are your policies?
What happens to my book donation?
Why charge so much for late fees?
Why donate to or join the Friends?
Whom do I contact?


Are you part of the Library?

No. The Library system, comprised of Loma Colorado Main Library and Esther Bone Memorial Library, is a department within the City government.

Friends is a nonprofit organization that raises funds for library and literacy programs.

Return to Top


Are you the same thing as the Library Trustees?

No. The Trustees are City appointed representatives from the six council districts within Rio Rancho. Their purpose is to advise the City Council on library issues.

Return to Top


What are your policies?

Our policies are listed on our webpage Policies.

Return to Top


What happens to my book donation?

Donations are:

  • Added to the Library’s collection
  • Sold online
  • Sold in the two Friends’ book stores
  • Sold at the monthly book sale

Profits from the sales support Library and literacy programs.

Return to Top


Why charge so much for late fees?

Friends of the Library of Rio Rancho is not the Library. We are a completely separate nonprofit entity. The management of Rio Rancho’s public Library System sets and modifies late fees, and other fees, as it deems appropriate.

Return to Top


Why donate to or join the Friends?

Friends of the Library of Rio Rancho, Inc. manages gifts, donations and raises money for library and literacy programs that benefit Rio Rancho’s residents. Money and items donated to Friends of the Library are tax deductible to the extent of the law. Receipts for donations are available at the Loma Colorado Friends’ book store.

Return to Top