Special Collections & University Archives and the Basque Library at UNR collect and provide access to primary and secondary materials for the study of the history of Nevada and the Great Basin, with especially rich holdings on the Reno/Sparks/Lake Tahoe area and the University of Nevada, Reno. We encourage students to talk to us about your projects and take advantage of the knowledge of our staff and the resources in our collections.
For digital primary sources on non-local topics, use this guide to primary sources provided by the UNR Libraries. For more sources for non-local topics consult with Pat Ragains or a Research Services librarian at the Library Services desk on the main floor.
Most photographs, papers in manuscript collections and other unique items are not available in digital format, but (with some exceptions) we can scan them for use in your project, to your specifications. Please allow up to two days for delivery of the digital files.
Curated digital collections on the library's site are organized by themes and tell stories with unique materials as well as providing access to individual digital items. Sites within the Online Exhibits area tell more complex stories or extend some of the library's physical exhibits.
Specialized guides and databases provide access to the library's digital and non-digital materials: