Special Collections and University Archives holds materials in a variety of formats, including photographs and audio visual materials.
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Finding and accessing images and media
Most of the collection is available onsite only, or through copy requests. A subset of our collections are available online. Please check the Libraries' Digital Collections for access to digital materials from our collections and elsewhere. You can search through all the collections at once or you can browse through individual collections. Free downloads are available. Please observe the use and reproduction guidance for each item.
Accessing audio and video
Special Collections and University Archives holds numerous audio and video recordings throughout its collections. A few are available in Digital Collections repository for immediate access. Others can be found through our collection guides or in our Library Search discovery tool. In order to preserve unique materials, we only allow playback from duplicate copies of the originals. In some cases, this means the material will need to be digitized before you can access it. Please contact us online for more information about any audio or video materials you would like to access that are not already available online.
Publication and re-use
If the University of Nevada Reno Special Collections and University Archives manages the copyright for an item, no permission is required to use the item for non-commercial or personal uses. If we hold the copyright and you are seeking permission for a commercial use, please submit a Permission to Publish Request. Special Collections and University Archives can only license materials for which it owns copyright. Users are responsible for permissions for all other materials. Follow the instructions for your citation style for crediting Special Collections and University Archives. All uses of collection materials must be credited to the Special Collections and University Archives Department and the collection the item comes from.