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Ernie Pyle LibraryErnie Pyle Library

900 Girard SE 
Albuquerque, NM 87106
Kelli Murphy, Area Manager


The Ernie Pyle Library is a small white house with a white picket fence in the residential neighborhood at 900 Girard SE. It is located halfway between Central Avenue & Gibson Blvd at the corner of Santa Monica Street and Girard SE.


Closed Closed 10–6 11–7 10–6 10–6 10–6


By Bus

Route #18: Broadway/University/Gibson. Plan your trip here.

By Car

Freeway Directions:
Take I-25 to the Coal Avenue exit. Head east on Coal Avenue. Go 1.8 miles to the stop light at Girard. Turn right (south) onto Girard Blvd, and go two/tenths of a mile to the Library.

Surface Street Directions:
Gibson to Girard; North on Girard to Santa Monica.

Meeting & Study Rooms

Ernie Pyle Library does not have any meeting or study rooms. Please see our list of Meeting & Study Rooms at other ABC Library branches.

Branch Amenities & Services

  2 Public Computers (Windows 7 with Microsoft Office 2013 and Internet access)

WiFi  Free Wireless Internet Access

Printer  Printing Services - 15¢ per page

USB Thumb Drive  USB Thumb Drive - $5.50 each

Fax Machine  Faxing Services - $1.00 per 5 pages (local and toll free numbers only)

Copier  Copy Machine - 20¢ per page

See additional information about our ongoing and special events by viewing our full event calendar.

Every Child Ready to Read Preschool Storytime    families
Join in the fun with stories, songs, puppets and more that encourage development of early literacy skills in young children, using the guidelines from the Every Child Ready to Read program. Preschool Storytime is targeted for ages 3 - 5 and takes place outside, underneath the sycamore tree (weather permitting) from May to October.


Background of EP

Background of the Ernie Pyle Library

The Ernie Pyle Library is the former home of famed war correspondent Ernie Pyle. The City of Albuquerque acquired the house from the Pyle estate and in 1948 opened it as a branch library. You'll find Pyle memorabilia alongside the library's books and media.

Every detail, including the picket fence built by Pyle and the grave marker of his dog, Cheetah, has been carefully preserved. In 1997 the house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places and designated a National Historic Landmark on September 20, 2006.

For more information, visit our Who was Ernie Pyle? page.

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Ernie Pyle:
In His Own Words

"In every direction little valleys led away from the turn in the river - as pretty and gentle a sight as you ever saw. It had the softness of antiquity about it and the miniature charm and daintiness typical of Japanese prints. And the sad, uncanny silence that follows the bedlam of war. A bright sun made the morning hot, and a refreshing little breeze sang through the pine trees. There wasn't a shot or a warlike sound within hearing. I sat on the bluff for a long time, just looking. I noticed a lot of the marines sitting and just looking too." ~Ernie Pyle

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Programs and Events at Ernie Pyle Library    


Our Preschool Storytime is done for 2015. See you in May 2016!

Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. under the sycamore tree, weather permitting.

Monkey Business runs November 5, 2015 - March 31, 2016!

Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.

A weekly program for independent 3, 4, and 5 year olds! Stories, crafts, games, and more... Registration is required.

Check out our events calendar for more information, and other upcoming events!

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