From middle schoolers working on Social Studies projects, to PhD candidates completing their dissertations, the goal of the Cahlan Research Library is to help the public discover the history of Nevada and Southern Nevada. We realize that your time is important, and that’s why we ask that you plan your visit.

The library will be closed January January 17th, 2018 and will close at noon January 18th, 2018.

The library is normally open from 9 am to 1 pm, Tuesday – Saturday. However, please make an appointment if you require access to anything other than the index/microfilm. This gives staff time to do preliminary research and pull materials for your visit.

Please call ahead to make sure that the library will be open. 

It is always free to use the Cahlan Research Library. If you encounter any difficulties while attempting to visit the library, please call the Nevada State Museum information desk at 702-486-5205.


Crystal R. Van Dee
Curator of Manuscripts