Donation Impact

General Support Opportunities

UNLV University Libraries strives to preserve, protect, and promote the academic legacy of UNLV students and faculty, as well as the Southern Nevada region we document. There are many ways to give to the University Libraries, and a variety of exciting projects to support including:

  • Honor with Books/Name a Table: For a $1,000 gift (or $84/month), you can place the name(s) of a friend or loved one on one of our tables. A $100 gift allows you to place the name(s) of a friend or loved one in a library book on one of our special bookplates. Whether it’s memorializing a friend or celebrating a graduation, birthday, or wedding, these are thoughtful gifts that support the libraries.
  • Name a Group Study Room/Name a Nook: To learn more about naming a Group Study Room or Nook in Lied Library, please contact Kelly McCarthy, Director of Development, at 702-895-2239 or
  • Teaching and Learning Projects: Support our work to teach undergraduate students the best research practices, create graduate fellowships for studying our collections, conduct K-12 outreach to encourage teachers and students to use the library, and more.

Project Support Opportunities

Most of our Project Support Opportunities fall within Special Collections and Archives which works to build world-class collections documenting Southern Nevada; foster discovery and access; safeguard collections for future generations; create new knowledge; and promote scholarship and lifelong learning.

  1. Oral History Research Center
    Housed within Special Collections and Archives, the Center records eye-witness accounts from Southern Nevada community members to document our region’s rich history.
  2. Center for Gaming Research
    Housed within Special Collections and Archives, the Center has become a world-class hub for the scholarly analysis of gaming and all game-related issues.
  3. Southern Nevada Jewish Heritage Project
    One of our Special Collections and Archives projects to document the integral roles Jewish people have played in shaping the history of Southern Nevada and preserve those stories for future generations.
  4. Building Las Vegas
    A five-year project within Special Collections and Archives to collect, document, and preserve evidence of our city’s growth – from the dramatic changes in our urban skyline to the dense suburban tracts that now dot the edges of the desert.
  5. Nevada Women’s Archives
    A statewide effort our Special Collections and Archives participates in to collect, catalog, preserve, and make accessible the records and papers of Nevada women and women’s organizations.

Kelly McCarthy

Director of Development