Library Overview

Library Hours

Wednesday: 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Thursday : 11 a.m.- 3 p.m.

Friday: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

(except every third Friday of the month the library will not be available)

If you wish to come and go through our library at other times, these would need to be set up by appointment.


Phone: (915)759-6060

Email: [email protected]

Complementing the museum’s rich Border Patrol collection, the Memorial Library offers a range of materials on Border Patrol history from its inception in 1924 to the present. The library provides support to researchers at all levels interested in furthering their understanding of the nation’s first line of defense: the Border Patrol. 


Library Services and Guidelines

The Collections Manager is available at the front office of the museum during public hours to assist you.

Visitors must ask for permission to view library and will be accompanied by staff (if required).

One computer will be available to view our library collection.

Library books and archives may not be checked out.

Photocopying and scanning books, magazines, newspapers, etc. will be up to the discretion of the museum staff and be allowable only as long as no damage is done to the documents.


Research authorization must be granted by the Museum Collections department prior to any research, viewing and/or use of records. Certain sections and or files and materials may be off limits to any and all researchers at the discretion of Museum Staff.

For Rights and Reproductions please view our Research Policy here.