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When the University of California (UC) System announced the cancellation of their $50 million journal subscription deal with Elsevier on February 28, the decision reverberated throughout... more

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When her family moved to Summerlin in 2007 from the predominantly Latinx neighborhood of East Hollywood in Los Angeles, Monserrath Hernández went through a period of culture shock. "I had... more

🕒 August 16, 2019


Atmospheric nuclear bomb test at the NTS in the 1950s.

Lied Library Ice Cream Social
🕒 August 14, 2019

We know it's hot outside, so join your fellow students, faculty, and staff for the Lied Library Ice Cream Social on Friday, August 23 from 2-4 p.m. 

Our staff will be handing out free ice cream and frozen treats, and you will have the chance to participate in several fun activities to learn more about the libraries.

For more information, contact Rosan Mitola at

US 50 travel placemat with drawing of scenery and destinations along highway with text description below
🕒 August 5, 2019

The Travel Mat for US 95 shows tourist attractions from Lovelock, Nevada to Blythe, California, featuring the Nevada Test Site and Boulder Dam, approximately 1940-1970 (UNLV University Libraries Menu Collection, MS-00436)

🕒 July 22, 2019

In the early stages of the menu project, I came across a menu that had nothing on the front except the text “If you’re game.” The black text stood out from its white canvas background, but other than that, there was nothing exceptional about this menu. Until I opened it.

If You're Game menu from UNLV Libraries Collection of Menus (MS-00436)

Restaurants in El Salvador brocure
🕒 July 15, 2019

From sewing music scores in the preservation lab to categorizing and identifying menus in the menu collection, working in the Special Collections and Archives division of the UNLV University Libraries has enriched my knowledge. This summer, I have been working on the menu project with four other undergraduate students. Coming across menus from old Las Vegas casinos such as the Stardust or the Desert Inn, as well as menus with elaborate designs and food items from different states, has sparked my curiosity about the evolution of gastronomy.

Scanned full page image of Trident menu
🕒 July 8, 2019

The 1960s was an era of counterculture, rejecting  the conservative norms and the social conformity of the earlier decade. From the anti-war movement, civil rights movement, to second wave feminism, the 1960s left a mark in the history of the United States. The psychedelic movement that occurred during the 1960s influenced music, art, literature, and even fashion of the decade.

UNLV staff working on menus in 1970
🕒 June 28, 2019


Special Collections Librarian Susan Anderl (seated left) with library staff member Linda Compton (seated right) and Wende Lestelle, student worker, 1979

🕒 June 20, 2019

Construction will begin Monday, June 24 on an upgrade to the east entrance vestibule in Lied Library. Work will be conducted during the overnight hours, and is anticipated to take about a week to complete.

🕒 June 18, 2019

MGM Resorts International has announced that it has pledged an additional $25,000 to support the UNLV University Libraries’ Latinx Voices of Southern Nevada project. Officially launched in September 2018, the Latinx Voices of Southern Nevada has collected more than 90 oral histories from Latinx residents during its first year and raised nearly $240,000 in funding.

Martin Harris
🕒 June 13, 2019

Please join us for Eadington Fellow Martin Harris’s talk “Poker & Pop Culture: Telling the Story of America’s Favorite Card Game” on Friday, June 14 at 3 p.m. in the Goldfield Room, Lied Library.