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**2015 New Mexico Blue Book** 

Access the following resources for assistance with Government related matters:

Websites 
(It is the responsibility of everyone to use the most reliable and authoritative web sources possible. The websites below are not affiliated with the Library, but are reputable).  

New Mexico
 State Government

The New Mexico State Library is committed to providing leadership that promotes effective library services and access to information to all citizens of New Mexico. The State Library provides services that support public libraries as well as delivers direct library services to rural populations, state agencies, the visually impaired and physically disabled, and students and citizens conducting research.

United States Government
The Geography and Map Division of the Library of Congress holds more than 4.5 million items, of which Map Collections represents only a small fraction, those that have been converted to digital form. The focus of Map Collections is Americana and Cartographic Treasures of the Library of Congress. These images were created from maps and atlases and, in general, are restricted to items that are not covered by copyright protection.
The Consumer Action Handbook is a free resource guide provided by USA.gov that provides general information on shopping for goods and services and tips about your consumer rights.
  • Consumer.gov
    This government website will teach you consumer protection basics. It offers quick and easy to use resources to learn about managing your money; credit, loans and debt; and scams and identity theft. 
  • Federal Digital System
    The Federal digital systems website allows you to download free, full-text Federal documents, including legislation, Federal regulations, U.S. Court Opinions, Presidential documents, and more.
  • Federal Trade Commission Consumer Information
The FTC works to prevent fraudulent, deceptive and unfair business practices in the marketplace and to provide information to help consumers spot, stop and avoid them. 
This is the federal government’s one-stop resource for identity theft victims. The site provides streamlined checklists and sample letters to guide you through the recovery process.
Brought to you by The SEC’s Office of Investor Education and Advocacy, Investor.gov is your online resource to help you invest wisely and avoid fraud.  
  • IRS
    This website answers the most asked questions about personal tax refunds. When? How much? Am I eligible? Can I use direct deposit? Find out the answers to these and more.
  • Social Security Administration
This is the official website of the U.S. Social Security Administration.
Looking for one place to get fast answers to your questions about government benefits and services? From Social Security benefits to government jobs to tips on cutting energy costs, USA.gov is your official source for all federal, state and local government information.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is the government agency that oversees lawful immigration to the United States.