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The Library's main collection consists of non-fiction books on a wide variety of topics. The goal of the collection is to provide information on topics relevant to state legislators and all branches of state government as well the public. Some of the topics the collection focuses on include: western history; Native American studies; library science; general management and leadership; mining texts and treatises; job skills and career advancement; foundation and grant writing sources and skills; books used by the Certified Public Manager classes; books used in training by Nevada Human Resources staff; public administration and human resources; water issues; geology; and archeology. While the collection consists primarily of books, there are some video materials. All main collection materials may be checked out.
The Library has reference books on a variety of topics relevant to state legislators and all branches of state government as well as historians, researchers and the general public. The Library keeps professional standards that have been cited as “adopted” in either NRS or NAC by Nevada state regulatory agencies as the official standard for their particular area of responsibility. The collection includes building codes; Congressional materials; financial and economic materials; indexes and encyclopedias; music, management, religion, Westward movement (diaries and chronicles of the pioneers), gambling, literature, and other subjects. There are historical runs of Standard and Poors, Mergent, the World Almanac and other titles. The reference collection is library use only, materials may be photocopied.