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General Library Research Guide: Welcome

What the Libraries can do for you!

What’s in the Knowledge Center?

  • LibrariansLibrarians are here to assist you with your research. With finding books, articles, images, manuscripts, films, statistics, data or other research materials; with using research-enabling software; with navigating the library website; with developing better search strategies; with protecting your digital identity;  with narrowing or broadening your research topic, and with so much more.
  • Books: The Knowledge Center houses almost 1.5 million volumes across the open stacks and MARS. And if what you want isn’t on our shelves, the University Libraries can get materials for you from other libraries (sharing resources is what libraries are all about!) More info on the Books tab
  • Movies: We have over 4000 DVDs behind the multimedia desk down in @One, plus more educational and documentary videos in streaming format. . You can search the catalog or stop by the MultiMedia desk to browse recent arrivals.
  • Computers:  Over 250 computers over all 5 floors of the Knowledge Center (and more at DeLaMare!) We offer basic support on over 100 software programs from the @One Hub, plus more in-depth support of media production software from the Dynamic Media Lab. (We also have a dozen or so specialized mathematical and data analysis software programs available remotely via the Citrix server)
  • Printers, copiers, and fax machines: Black & white, color, large format poster printers, Color and B&W copiers. And now our copiers scan and fax too!!  
  • Study Spaces:   The Knowledge Center has 5 floors, and the higher you go, the quieter the spaces get (the 5th floor is silent study). We have group study rooms you can reserve 24 hours in advance. We have carrels and group tables, and soft seating and bright spaces and dim spaces, study spaces galore. Whatever you need!
  • Equipment you can check out: We have hardware to check out too. Production quality and casual-use video recorders and still cameras and voice recorders and card readers as well as laptops and projectors and microphones and more!  

Writing Center ; Library/TLT Workshops

Info On Your Library Liaison

Research Consultations

Every academic department on campus has a Library Liaison assigned to it. Liaisons are research specialists in specific fields, and they are here to help you with your research.  you may have already met your liaison, in a library research instruction class. In addition to teaching research instruction, your liaisons know the collection in your area, build research guides for subjects and for specific classes, and can help you with advanced research.  Students can make appointments for research assistance with liaisons for any class, not just your major. Get to know the liaison for the area of your choice and get an orientation to the resources available through the Library. Contact the appropriate Liaison Librarian

Teaching Resources

Classes can be brought to the library for course integrated workshops. Librarians can also assist in designing assignments that highlight information literacy skills. We have examples of what can offer here. Contact your Liaison Librarian to coordinate a session for your class.

Research Services

Need help getting started on a research project?  Need to find that pesky citation?  Research Services can help with all your library research needs. 

Ways to reach us:

      Drop by the Knowledge Center Research Desk

      Drop by our offices in MIKC 214

      Chat or E-mail

      Phone us (775)682-5657

      Make an appointment with your Subject Liaison

Knowledge Center Hours & Information

  • The Hours page contains general building hours for the Knowledge Center and DeLaMare Library, as well as service desk hours.
  • Floor Plans are available for all five floors of the Knowledge Center. You can also download the audio tour of the building from the floor plans page.
  • Our About the knowledge Center page outlines the concept behind the institution and provides interesting and useful information about features, services, locations, and the donors that made the Knowledge Center possible.

Other Libraries on Campus

DeLaMare Library The DeLaMare Library at the University of Nevada Reno is located in the Mackay Mines Building at the north end of the Quad. On four floors, it houses library materials in the fields of earth sciences, chemical, civil, computer, electrical, geological, mechanical, metallurgical, and mining engineering; chemistry, physics and computer science.

Basque Library   The Basque Library houses materials and information on all things pertaining to the Basque people. The extensive Basque library collection is available to all students and community members. The library is located on the third floor of the University's Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center.

Savitt Medical Library The Savitt Medical Library is the only academic medical library in the state and its primary focus for resources and services is the School of Medicine's students, resident physicians, faculty, staff and its many programs. The library also serves many constituencies in Nevada, under our designation by the National Library of Medicine as the Resource Library for health information in Nevada.

Learning and Resource Center  The function of the Nell J Redfield Learning and Resource Center, commonly known as the LRC, is to provide a variety of resources to educators, university students, teachers, and counselors. The services provided include instructional support and curriculum enrichment. Students and faculty at the university, as well as teachers, administrators, and counselors in surrounding school districts, are invited to use the center's resources.