Library Services

Mission Statement: The Desert Research Institute (DRI) Libraries provide quality information products and services that support research and teaching needs. The libraries acquire, organize, manage and deliver a variety of information resources and systems. The libraries are developed and maintained for the support of the DRI scientists and engineers. They are open to other scholars, both physically and electronically.

Research Support:  The DRI Library team supports research requests from DRI Faculty & Staff. 

24/7:  The libraries are available to Faculty & Staff, 24 hours a day, seven days a week with your ID.

Copier/Scanner:  A copier/scanner is available in the Patrick Squires Library (Reno).

Copyright:  To learn more about copyright, visit the link, Library of Congress U.S. Copyright Office.

DRI Reports:  The DRI Reports are available in the Sulo & Aileen Maki Research Library (Las Vegas).

Electronic Resources Presentation: The DRI Libraries provides the Faculty & Staff with a variety of electronic resources. If you are interested in scheduling an individual or group training session, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Electronic Resources: All the electronic resources for Faculty & Staff are available on our Intranet including the link to www.reportlinker.com, re: Market Research Reports.

Institutional Project Assignments (IPA’s):  IPA’s are available in print in the libraries.

Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery:  If the document you are requesting is not available in the DRI/university libraries, we will try and obtain the document for you through interlibrary loan or document delivery services.  Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

ISBN: If you have written a book, we will create an International Standard Book Number (ISBN) for you, please complete this form (PDF).

Faculty Senate Meeting Minutes (FSMM): FSMM’s are available in print in the libraries.

Library Cards: If you would like a DRI Library card, please submit a Library Card Registration Form. (PDF) to the library staff.

Meeting Space:  The libraries are available for meetings anytime.

Sabbatical Leave Reports (SLR’s):  SLR’s are available in print in the libraries.

Classification Schedule: The Library of Congress Classification Schedule is available to assist in locating documents on the shelves, the link to the schedule is:  http://www.loc.gov/catdir/cpso/lcco/