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Libraries Collections

The Libraries have collections totaling more than two million items including scholarly and popular books, graphic novels, journals, videos, magazines, government documents and collections of art. Most items can be identified using the Libraries online catalog.

Special Collections

The Special Collections and University Archives Department houses, preserves, and provides access to unique, specialized, and historically significant resources in a variety of formats to support research, teaching and learning at the University of Nevada, Reno. Other researchers and members of the public are welcome to use Special Collections and University Archives materials.

Most of the materials in Special Collections pertain to the history and cultures of Nevada and the Great Basin. University Archives preserves the history of the university in documents, photographs, books, and memorabilia.

Call Special Collections at (775) 682-5665.

Other unique collections include the Basque Library and our online Digital Collections.

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