Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

SCLL Mission: Mission

Our Mission

Mission: To foster and further the establishment and proper maintenance of superior libraries and literacy programs. To promote the acquisition of resources, facilities, professional staffs and auxiliary personnel fully to support library and literacy services. 

The Council’s purview under the Nevada Revised Statutes allows for the overview and study of existing library facilities, literacy services, resources and services and for the formulation of recommendations to strengthen and expand these components.

In order to address the mission, the Council advises the State Library Administrator on the following: development of the long-range plan; program administration policies; annual grant criteria, priorities, and categories; the process and calendar for each year; and grant applications and recommendations for grant awards.

The Council may:

  1. Examine and overview the whole state of libraries, librarianship, library education, library resources, and all allied and cognate activities and prepare a record of its findings.
  2. Require public libraries to provide necessary library statistics and reports and to make recommendations for the advancement of libraries.
  3. Report biennially to the Governor and Legislature. The report must be filed on or before January 1 of each odd-numbered year.
  4. Publish material pertaining to its work that it may order issued.
  5. Review plans and applications submitted by libraries and political subdivisions for state grants-in-aid and make recommendations to the State Library and Archives Administrator concerning approval.
  6. Examine and evaluate the programs for literacy in this State.
  7. Establish a plan for coordinating programs and activities for promoting and increasing literacy in this State.


NSLAPR strives to ensure all website users have complete access to our online content. NSLAPR's Website TeamĀ is continuously working on making our website compliance more robust and welcomes comments on how to improve our website's accessibility for users with disabilities. If site visitors interfacing with our website, they should contact the Website Team. The e-mail should include the nature of the accessibility problem; the preferred format in which to receive the materials; the web address of the requested materials; and the contact information for the site visitor.

Nevada State Library, Archives, & Public Records

100 N. Stewart Street
Carson City, NV 89701
Telephone: (775) 684-3339
Fax: (775) 684-3311

Library Services
Phone: (775) 684-3360
Email Library Services
Ask a Librarian

Library Development
Phone: (775) 684-3367
Email Planning & Development

Talking Books
Phone: (775) 684-3354
Email Talking Books

Phone: (775) 684-3310
Fax: (775) 684-3371
Ask An Archivist

Records Management
Phone: (775) 684-3411
Fax: (775) 684-3426
Ask State Records

Image & Preservation
Phone: (775) 684-3414
Fax: (775) 684-3408