Services & Contact Information

Hours: Monday to Friday, from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Public Collection

Open to general public, users can consult and borrow books, CDs, videos and CD-ROMs.


We own hundreds of journals from the 19th century to the present. The library collects periodicals about Basque issues in paper and electronic formats, from publishers in the Basque Country and in the Basque Diaspora.


The Basque Archive conserves and offers archives created in the Basque Country in the 18th century, archives from the War of 1936 in Spain, and archives created and donated by Basques of the Diaspora, especially from the United States. We also maintain the archives created by the Center for Basque Studies and visiting scholars.

Photographic Collection

The Library maintains collections of photographs donated by professional photographers and by individuals. They offer an important source of information about Basques and especially about the Basque Diaspora.

Audio and Video Collection

The Basque Library owns and lends hundreds of videos and DVDs created by and about Basques and the Basque Diaspora. We also have audio recordings created by the Center for Basque Studies as well as those donated by individuals. These oral histories are the irreplaceable memories of the Basque Diaspora.

Ephemera Collection

Although these items do not circulate, we have hundreds of pamphlets, objects, posters and more related with the Basque Diaspora which can be viewed within the library.

Lending Service

Most library items, excluding rare books, reference materials, and ephemera, are available to borrow. If you are not located in the Reno area, contact your public or university library and they can arrange for an interlibrary loan through our Document Delivery Service.

Computers for students and researchers

There are five computers with internet access and utilities for students and researchers to complete their work.

Reproduction Rules


Anyone can request information and support by e-mail or phone. We will be glad to assist you in a timely manner.

Basque Library
University Libraries / MS 322
1664 N. Virginia St.
Reno, Nevada 89577-0322
Phone: (+1 775) 682 5590
Fax: (+1 775) 327 5385

The library is located on the third floor of the Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center (Building 085) on the UNR Campus. (See campus map)


Updated 16 April, 2010