Hours and location
Ernie Pyle Library
900 Girard SE
Albuquerque, NM 87106
Lynne Fothergill, Branch Manager
Tuesday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Wednesday 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Thursday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Friday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
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.
Route #18: Broadway/University/Gibson Plan your trip here.
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.
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.
Music & Movement Storytimes
Thursday mornings at 10:30am
May 16 - October 10, weather permitting
Every Child Ready to Read Preschool Storytime for all ages, youth to age 5 (pre-readers)
We sing, dance, and listen to stories outside under the sycamore tree!
Each month we highlight one of our most popular eResources. You can find a complete list on our eResources page.
December's Featured eResources
Online music collections that let you stream music to your computer or mobile device.
Don't forget to check out our New Music Guide to see our latest additions of music CDs!
Public Art @ Ernie Pyle Library
The Ernie Pyle Library is proud to be the home of Brave Men by artist Willard Schroeder, a white cement relief sculpture memorializing Captain Henry T. Waskow. This sculpture is part of Albuquerque's Public Art Collection. Find out more about the City of Albuquerque's Public Art on the city website.