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About NSLAPR: About NSLAPR

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The Nevada State Library, Archives and Public Records (NSLAPR) is the institutional memory of the state.  It provides governments, agencies, businesses, libraries and individuals a full range of information services.

  • State Library – The State Library provides government, libraries, businesses, residents and visitors a full range of information services.
    • Reference and research services using comprehensive research collections in all formats;
    • State Data Center serves as Nevada’s lead information agency in developing cooperative agreements between U.S. Census Bureau and a statewide network of affiliate agencies.  Census and statistical research expertise are provided not only for recent census years, but also retrospectively to 1790.
    • State and Local Government Publications ensures that all state and local government publications are identified, collected and distributed to official depository libraries, guaranteeing free and open use by all citizens. 
    • Technical Services provides support services to NSLAPR programs by acquiring materials for the collection in various formats to support the needs of state agencies, other libraries and the public.
  • Library Planning and Development provides leadership and guidance related to library programs, services and facilities, including statewide library planning, on-site project monitoring, state and federal grant distribution, data collection/dissemination, certification for public librarians, and continuing education for library personnel and trustees.
  • Nevada Talking Book Services (NTBS) provides books and magazines in Braille or audio as part of the Library of Congress National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped network of libraries.  The program records Nevada materials in digital audio format, which would not otherwise be available to individuals with print or physical impairment. 
  • State Archives – The State Archives program preserves the records that document the history of Nevada State government dating back to 1851. It has custody over the historical records of the territory and state as defined in state statute, representing the three branches of government: executive, legislative, and judicial. There are more than 15,000 cubic feet of territorial and state government records and over 100,000 images of Nevada people and places, providing visual information that complements the Archives' documentation of Nevada history.
  • State Records - State Records serves as the primary records management resource for the State of Nevada and provides professional consultation and leadership on records management issues to state agencies and local governments. It provides support by creating and revising records retention schedules and teaching best practices in records management to ensure an efficient, open government.

  • Micrographics and Imaging – Provides a full range of low-cost, high quality document preservation Nevada state agencies, local, and municipal governments, and the Legislative and Judicial branches. Essential government documents are preserved on film or digital format as required by NRS 378.255 and 378.280.