Books from the College of Education's Tireman Library, which closed on July 30, 2010, are now part of the Zimmerman Library collections and the Center for Southwest Research and Special Collections. The collection transfer brings many benefits for students and faculty who used materials from the Tireman collection. Cataloging the collection will make it easier to find items and since Zimmerman is open evenings and on weekends everyone who uses the collection will have more hours to use the materials.

The transferred books will add to University Libraries already considerable collection of children's and young adult literature. The library is in the process of adding Tireman books into LIBROS, the UNM library catalog. Every effort will be made to expedite the cataloging and help is available for students and faculty for finding Tireman books not yet cataloged, as well as for books already in University Libraries collections. An extensive FAQ about the collection transfer is posted at: Elibrary.

The long term goal is to consolidate all of the children's and young adult level materials currently spread among four libraries into a single collection in a dedicated space. Plans are to provide comfortable study space near the collection. The library is actively investigating the logistics of this goal and will seek input from users of these collections.

The Tireman Native American collections are being housed in the Center for Southwest Research and Special Collections (CSWR).  The CSWR already has one of the best collections of research materials on Native American history and culture.  These collections will benefit from being housed in a controlled environment.  As with the other materials, the collection is being cataloged and will be searchable in LIBROS.

Textbooks and associated curricular materials, including kits and workbooks remain at the College of Education in University Advisement and Enrollment Center (bldg. 85), Room B90. To inquire about Tireman books and other materials not transferred to University Libraries, contact Leslie Chamberlin via e-mail at,