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About Research and Information

Mission Statement

Our mission is to support the teaching, research, and public service programs of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, by facilitating access to information within and beyond the University Libraries. We assist library patrons, both in the Library and at a distance, in identifying, evaluating and using information sources most appropriate to their research needs. We are dedicated to providing a positive, service-oriented environment, which is supportive and productive for both library users and staff.

Service Desks


Service Hours (Fall and Spring only)

Full time staff available:
  • 7:30am-Midnight Monday through Thursday
  • 7:30am-7pm Friday
  • 9am-6pm Saturday
  • 11am-Midnight Sunday

Circulation of Reference Materials

In general, reference materials may not leave the library. However, requests to borrow less heavily used materials for brief periods of time will be granted on a case by case basis. UNLV faculty and graduate students may check these materials out for no more than a week with a valid library card with staff approval. Approved requests will be sent to Circulation using a referral slip indicating for how long the item may be checked out and initialed by the staff member. Undergraduate students wishing to check out reference materials should be referred to the head of the Research & Information Department. Users outside the UNLV community cannot check out reference materials under any circumstances.


The Research and Information Department is unable to fax materials to users.