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Lied Library Facts


Rainbow over Lied Library, looking northwest. A UNLV 50th anniversary banner is seen in front of the library

Lied Library - Facility

Dedicated: January 2001
Architect of Record:  Welles Pugsley Architects
Design Architect: Leo A. Daly
Cost: $55.3 million

  • 302,000 square feet - equivalent to 6.9 acres
  • 153,000 linear feet or over 28 miles of shelving
  • 2 million volume capacity when LASR is at full build-out
  • 800 data drops & opportunities to connect laptops to the network
  • 317 public desktop computer workstations
  • 18 laptops and a portable projector available for checkout within the building
  • 4 instructional rooms (2 electronic and 2 multi-purpose)
  • 16 group study rooms
  • 4 media viewing rooms
  • 13 public photocopiers
  • University Teaching and Learning Center, Honors College and the Graduate student study/lounge
  • The Book 'n' Bean Café

Lied Library - Collections

  • Over 950,600 volumes
  • Nearly 300 electronic indexes, databases and reference sources
  • Access to more than 500,000 electronic monographs
  • Approximately 7,950 serial subscriptions, including those in electronic form, and over 5,500 additional government documents collection serials
  • Over 1,744,895 microforms
  • Nearly 13,500 VHS, DVD, Laserdiscs, Audio Cassettes and CD-ROMs
  • More than 20,000 maps
  • 1.1 million state and federal government documents.