Research Library Hours

Wednesday – Friday
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
By appointment only

Wondering if NHS has materials on your research topic? Submit a Research Request Form.

Sarah Patton

775-688-1190 ext. 227


Here is a basic list of items not allowed in the room while researching with collection materials:

• Pens, markers, highlighters
• Briefcases, bags, backpacks, and purses
• Coats and hats
• Food and drinks

Lockers are available for visitors. Make sure to have your ID available when checking in.

Research Library Rules and Regulations Policy


Photocopying is available for $0.25 per page. Staff and volunteers will do all photocopying. You can use your phone to take photos of material for $0.20 per image.

Photocopying of large orders which demand considerable time must be done by private researchers on an arranged fee basis.


We reserve the right to restrict photocopying of photographs and original documents due to fragility issues and deed restrictions.

Patrons should understand that there are restrictions on many manuscript collections and not everything is available for photocopying.

Patrons should understand that possession of photocopied material does not give them copyrights or publication rights.

If you want to use any material (collection materials, documents, and photographs) for websites, exhibitions, and publications, there will be a usage fee and reproduction charge. You will need to fill out our NHS Reproduction Information and Order Form. For more information, please talk with our staff.

Entire collections (including books) will not be photocopied. No more than 42% of a collection can be copied.

NHS Resources

Online Library Catalog

Online Collections Database

Manuscript Collection Master List

Manuscript Finding Aids

Indexes Available On-Site 

Territorial Enterprise – fully Indexed from 1859-1891
Mining Index Cards – organized by County and Mines
Phil Earl Index Cards –  organized by Topic
General History Index Cards – people, places & things
Nevada Clipping Files – over 2000 folders
Nevada Teachers Cards – 1860 –
Rare Print Files

Newspapers and Microfilm

Newspapers are such an important way to research communities, organization and people within those locations. NHS has an extensive collection of Nevada and select California newspapers. We have two great research tools available during your visit, Newspapers.com and Ancestry.com.

Nevada Newspaper List

California Newspaper List

Additional Resources

CDNC – California Digital Newspaper Collection

HRPS – Historic Reno Preservation Society

NHS Quarterlies Digitized

ONE – Online Nevada Encyclopedia

NSLA – Nevada State Library and Archives

UNR – Special Collections