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Special Collections is located on the 3rd floor of Lied Library, in the heart of the UNLV campus.
Hours of Operation (Fall):
Monday-Thursday: 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Friday: 9am - 5pm
Other times by appointment.
4505 Maryland Parkway Box 457010
Las Vegas NV 89154-7010
Telephone: (702) 895-2234
Fax: (702) 895-2253
Due to Lied Library's extended winter closure, Special Collections will be closed to patrons from December 18 -January 20 but can be contacted at 702-895-2234 or at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any specialized research needs. Note that during the campus closure from December 21- January 1 we will not be responding to inquiries.
More winter closure information.
Please consult the Staff Directory for email addresses and phone extensions of individual Special Collections staff members.Rules for Use of Special Collections Materials
Due to the rare and valuable nature of many of the materials held in UNLV's Special Collections, researchers must agree to follow the rules listed below when registering at the Special Collections reference desk.
All researchers must fill out and sign an application form on their initial visit to Special Collections. Thereafter, they are only required to sign the daily register.
Researchers must request materials by filling out call slips, and all materials must be used in the Special Collections reference area or reading room.
No food, beverages, or tobacco products are allowed in the department (with the exception of closed containers of water).
Personal belongings such as briefcases, backpacks, and coats must be stored in the lockers provided before researchers are allowed access to Special Collections materials.
The use of cellular phones is NOT allowed in Special Collections. Please leave the department if you are making a phone call or if you receive an incoming call so that you will not disturb the other researchers.
To protect materials from potential damage, only pencil is allowed for note taking. The use of ink pens is NOT allowed.
All items must be handled with care. Researchers must not trace, write on, or fold Special Collections materials.
Original photographs must remain in their protective sleeves. Cotton gloves may be provided for handling other photographic material such as slides and negatives.
Researchers are permitted to self-serve photocopy most book or periodical material in Special Collections according to posted copyright regulations, and are strongly urged to use care in photocopying old or fragile materials. Note: Please consult staff if you wish to photocopy material from a manuscript collection.
The department reserves the right to refuse or limit the use of materials. Failure to observe departmental regulations can be cause for denial of access.
Special Collections Photocopying
As noted above, researchers are permitted to self-serve photocopy most book or periodical material in Special Collections according to posted copyright regulations, and are strongly urged to use care in photocopying old or fragile materials. Note: Please consult staff if you wish to photocopy material from a manuscript collection.
Price List for Special Collections Photocopies
Photocopying is available, but the machine no longer accepts cash or coin. To photocopy, all non-student patrons must purchase a Rebel Guest Card on the first floor of Lied Library.
With Rebel Card or Rebel Guest Card -- 15 cents per page
Photocopying by Special Collections Staff: 25 cents per page, plus $20 handling fee