Our Mission and Vision
Learn more about our mission, vision, and values.
- Established: 1957 (first collection was housed at Las Vegas High School in 1955)
- UNLV Libraries: A Brief History
By the Numbers
Over 1.85 million visits annually
More than 1.2 million bound volumes
Access to more than 1.3 million ebooks
Over 111,600 journals and serials
Over 430 databases and reference sources
Over a dozen digital collections featuring a wide range of original source materials
135 highly-trained and experienced individuals; 57 librarians have tenure track faculty status
800 library instruction sessions reaching 20,167 students
4,700 reference interactions across all libraries
680 consultations across all libraries
404 library outreach sessions reaching 23,751 patrons
Nearly 7 acres with over 28 miles of shelving in 5 floors, Lied Library provides students and faculty with the information and research skills essential for academic success.
Architecture Studies Library
The Architecture Studies Library provides access to resources and information about the professional fields of architecture, building and construction, urban planning, landscape architecture, and interior design in support of the academic needs of the School of Architecture.
Located in the Paul B. Sogg Architecture Building.
- Gallery space to display student work and exhibits
- Resources covering the professional field of architecture
Health Sciences Library
The Health Sciences Library provides access and guidance for navigating health sciences information resources to faculty, staff, students and researchers affiliated with UNLV’s health sciences programs.
Located on Shadow Lane Campus
The Music Library supports the curricular and research needs of the School of Music and other departments within the College of Fine Arts.
Located in the Lee and Thomas Beam Music Center.
Teacher Development & Resources Library
The Teacher Development & Resources Library provides resources and services specifically geared towards Education majors and P-12 teachers in the Clark County School District.
Located in the Carlson Education Building.
Building World-Class Collections
Special Collections and Archives
It is dedicated to:
- Building world-class collections
- Fostering discovery and access
- Safeguarding collections for future generations
- Creating new knowledge
- Promoting scholarship and lifelong learning
Center for Gaming Research
The Center for Gaming Research supports scholarly inquiry into all aspects of gambling and provides expert information to the gaming industry.
With world renowned collections from rare books and broadsides to casino corporate archives, the center attracts interdisciplinary scholars around the world to study gambling and gaming at UNLV, and it promotes their pathbreaking scholarship.
Oral History Research Center
The Oral History Research Center actively seeks the unwritten side of Las Vegas’s history. It collects oral narratives from a variety of residents, ranging from civic leaders and founders to those who worked behind the scenes in Las Vegas’s gaming and entertainment industries.
Recent projects include: