The Lied Library building, at 5 stories and 302,000 square feet (28,100 m2), is the largest on University of Nevada, Las Vegas's (UNLV) campus in Paradise, Nevada. The Architect of Record was Simpson Coulter Studio (formerly Welles Pugsley Architects). The University of Nevada, Las Vegas Libraries were established in 1957 and now include the main Lied Library (pronounced LEED), four branch libraries: Architecture Studies Library, Health Sciences Library, Teacher Development & Resources Library, and Music Library. In addition, one virtual campus is supported (Singapore Campus). The UNLV University Libraries offers a collection of more than one million volumes, access to over 20,000 online and print journals and more than 2 million additional resources of various media such as microfilm, DVDs, and government publications. The library is equipped with over 250 computers and is part of the campus wireless network. Visitors with identification may use library computers to access the University Libraries' online holdings, but Internet access is not available to the general public.
The $55.3 million Lied Library first opened its doors on January 8, 2001. The University of Nevada, Las Vegas University Libraries was recognized for several technological innovations, including:
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