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Supporting the University Libraries

Students sitting in the atrium"An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest."

--Benjamin Franklin


The libraries at the University of Nevada, Reno are among the University’s most essential assets.

The single greatest intellectual force and competitive advantage in the 21st century is the rapid assimilation of new knowledge to fuel innovation. New knowledge, applied to existing tasks, results in increased productivity; new knowledge applied to challenges and tasks is fundamental to innovation.

Recognizing this critical interplay between knowledge and innovation, the University of Nevada, Reno established one of the first centers in the nation built specifically to embrace these dynamics of the 21st century—the Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center, home of the Division of Information Technology and University Libraries. The Knowledge Center combines computing and information technologies with the latest in graphical design technologies and the resources of the University Libraries.

Knowledge Center resources and services extend through the University’s three specialty libraries:

  • DeLaMare Library (earth sciences, chemical, civil, computer, electrical, geological, mechanical, metallurgical, and mining engineering; chemistry, physics, and computer sciences; and the Mary B. Ansari Map Library)
  • The Basque Library (the leading library on Basque topics outside of the Basque Country)
  • Savitt Medical Library (supporting the University of Nevada’s School of Medicine and the only academic medical library in the state)

A gift to the University Libraries is an investment that will last a lifetime. It will provide essential support to help acquire and maintain important research collections and the technology necessary to share those collections with students, faculty and staff. Gifts to the University Libraries support projects or purchases that may not be funded through state budget allocations or tuition.

Thank you for supporting the University of Nevada, Reno Libraries.

Kathlin L. Ray, Dean
University Libraries, Teaching & Learning Technologies

For investment opportunities, please contact:
Millie Mitchell, Director of Development
University Libraries
Phone: (775) 682-5682
E-mail: mimitchell@unr.edu