Visiting the Cahlan Research Library PDF Print


 The Research Library will be available by appointment only on December 26th and 27th. The library and the museum will be closed on December 25th and January 1st.

Monday appointment only
Tuesday closed
Wednesday closed
Thursday 1 pm to 6 pm
Friday 10 am to 6 pm
Saturday 1 pm to 6 pm
Sunday closed
Holidays closed


Planning Your Visit

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.

If you are pressed for time, please call ahead to make sure that the library will be open. Although the library is normally open Thursday - Saturday, it is possible that the library will be closed due to staffing shortages or special events. We recommend that all out-of-town visitors schedule a library appointment so that we can make sure you will get the help that you need.

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. Please note that the Cahlan Research Library is not the library that is located in the Springs Preserve Store.

The best way to visit the Cahlan Research Library is by parking in the upper lot of the Springs Preserve. You can also visit the library by going through Springs Preserve main ticketing and explaining that you are visiting the library.


parking at the State Museum