Visiting University Libraries

Welcome to the University Libraries!

Visitors, alumni, and community members are welcome in the University Libraries. Everyone is free to enter the libraries and browse our collections during regular hours. Staff at service desks within each library can assist with locating the materials you need. You can search for holdings in our collection by using Quick Search

Learn more about visitor borrowing privileges

Visitors to the libraries must comply with the University Libraries Conduct Policy

Visitors include:

  • Businesses and members of the general community
  • UNLV Alumni
  • OSHER Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)
  • P-12 Educators

Visiting campus libraries during Rebel Hours

To visit the Libraries during Rebel Hours, you must make an appointment in advance. If you arrive without an appointment, our ability to accommodate your visit may not be possible. 

You will receive a response within 48 hours of submitting your request. 

Visiting Special Collections & Archives

Special Collections and Archives, located on the third floor of Lied Library, welcomes visitors to use our unique collections. Visit the Special Collections & Archives visitors guide, and please contact the department directly if you need assistance with arranging your on-site visit.

Visiting the School of Medicine Library

The School of Medicine Library is open to visitors by appointment Monday-Friday, 8:00-5:00 pm. Please read the Information for Alumni and Community Visitors to plan your visit. Please be aware that this location has limited staff support and minimal free parking (3-hour limit) on Tonopah Drive and Rancho Lane. Email the School of Medicine Library, medlib@unlv.edu.

Visiting the Patent and Trademark Resource Center 

If you want to visit the Patent and Trademark Resource Center Powered by Switch in Lied Library, please email Patrick Griffis, patrick.griffis@unlv.edu to make arrangements for your on-site visit.

Directions and parking


Available public libraries 

These local public libraries are available for public use, but borrowing privileges may vary. All library systems make study space, computers, and access to on-site physical collections available to visitors. While these libraries are not a part of the UNLV University Libraries, they have comparable resources and spaces for use.


If you have questions, please email Ingrid Ruffin, Associate Dean of Research & Education, ingrid.ruffin@unlv.edu.

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