Campus and community collections

Featured collection

From baskets, to maps, to mineral samples

Portal Baskets

Basket scans

This digital collection showcases baskets from the University of Nevada, Reno Department of Anthropology’s Huber collection. Made by Native American weavers from roughly 1840 to 1930, the baskets are presented in 2D and 3D images.

Chair-i-ty Promo Photo


Artistic renditions of vintage oak study chairs retired from University of Nevada, Reno campus lecture rooms, that were created for the Chair-i-ty auction and gifted to the library.

Closeup of plat map from the collection.

Plat maps

Consisting of digitized plat maps from the General Land Office of Reno, this collection provides unique insight into early surveys of the region.

Historic Maps of Nevada

Historic maps

This collection consists of 589 maps related to Nevada, California, and the Great Basin.

“G.C.M. CO C412 Open Fault Material" printed on a card next to two rock samples on a black background

Keck Museum

This collection contains images of mineral samples and thin sections from the W.M. Keck Earth Science and Mineral Engineering Museum.

Medical Scientist Looking Through Microscope

Medical school

This collection includes over 7,000 photographs related to the School of Medicine, along with numerous press releases and newsletters created by the school.

Sanborn Maps

Sanborn maps

This collection contains 537 Sanborn fire insurance maps of locations throughout Nevada.

A composite image of “Thin Section 54NC316, quartz monzonite,” in both regular light and cross-polarized light.

Thin sections

Mineral thin sections from the Great Basin Science Sample and Records Library (GBSSRL), Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology.

Washoe County Recorder Map

Recorders Office

The Washoe County Recorder collection includes a variety of official records, including land transactions, homestead claims, land surveys, liens, cemetery plots, court judgments, and women’s property. 

Womens Basketball Team

Wolf Pack Athletics

Published as a partnership between the University Libraries and the Athletic Department, this collection consists of over 2,000 photographs of the University of Nevada, Reno's athletes dating from 1889 to 2014.

Yucca Mountain Map

Yucca Mountain

The collection includes U.S. Government issued reports and contractor work related to the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository.