Is there a local library my character can work at? If not, the elementary school library works.
@Mike Good question!
The library at St Damian's University is world-class.
The Southwest New Mexico Community College Library, High School Library, and Elementary School Library are all mediocre.
The City Library is a room in the municipal building. It has some historic records, but is mostly paperbacks and old magazines. It smells bad..
City library is where I'm thinking the widow Maples works.