Health Sciences Library

Medical Student Handbook: Student Services

University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine Health Sciences Library

Savitt Medical Library, Reno

Pennington Medical Education Building
1st Floor
(775) 784-4625 | Fax: (775) 784-4489
Savitt Medical Library website. Current hours are available on our website.

University Medical Center Health Sciences Library (UMC Library), Las Vegas

1701 W. Charleston Blvd., Suite 190 (first floor)
(702) 676-3637

  • Open: Monday - Friday 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM;
  • Closed: Saturday and Sunday
  • For after hours and weekend access, contact Alexander Lyubechansky in person for access code (a University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine ID will be required).

The Savitt Medical Library and the 1701 Library in Las Vegas support the education, research, and patient care information needs of UNR Med students, residents, fellows, faculty and staff. The Savitt Medical Library is also heavily used by students from Community Health, Speech Pathology, and the Orvis School of Nursing and is open to the public. The 1701 Library in Las Vegas is only open to current UNR Med students, residents, fellows, staff, and faculty.


The Savitt Medical Library offers a variety of study spaces to students including tables, carrels, a comfy seating area, and several study rooms. The Library has a number of public workstations, Wi-Fi access throughout, and a public printer. In addition to the public workstations, there is a computer lab with 21 workstations and a scanner. When this room is not reserved for testing or classes, it is an open lab available to all students.

The 1701 Library offers study space, two group study rooms, comfy seating and quiet area, and a computer lab.


Print resources (books and journals) are available, but the heart of our collection, at both location, is online. The Savitt Medical Library and the UNR Knowledge Center license many online resources including a large number of online full-text journals, online books, point-of-care tools, and more. The medical resources licensed include: Access Medicine, Access Surgery, DynaMed, Cochrane Library, OVID MEDLINE, Web of Science, and PsychInfo. Access to our resources is available from the Savitt Medical Library website.

Access to the Library's online resources is available from campus locations (both Reno and UNR Med locations in Las Vegas). Remote access is available from anywhere but requires a UNR NetID and password. If you have trouble with your NetID, please contact Robert Boyd (


The Library team seeks to help our students succeed academically by providing access to information resources and instruction in using those resources. Below are a number of services available to medical students.

Reference & Research Consultations

Members of the Savitt Library team (both Savitt and 1701 Libraries) are available for research consultations, literature searches, and individual and group training in the use of information resources and databases.

Some of the things we can assist you with in your search for information include:

  • Factual information (even the obscure).
  • Advice on which databases to use.
  • Help in constructing a valid and effective search strategy.
  • How to save your searches as automatic alerts.
  • Managing your citations using EndNote Web.

To schedule a consultation, please contact us at In Las Vegas please contact Alexander Lyubechansky at


The Library team offers a series of workshops and webinars throughout fall and spring semesters. These cover a variety of topics and attending will help you on the path to becoming an expert searcher, evaluator, and ethical user of information. In-person workshops are held in both Reno and Las Vegas, and our webinars are available to all UNR Med students, regardless of location. Our workshops and webinars will be posted on our website.

Circulation and Reserve

You can check out print materials from the Savitt Medical Library including books put on reserve for specific classes. You will need your WolfCard to check out materials. Stop at the Circulation Desk for assistance in:

  • Checking out materials
  • Locating materials or information
  • Printing from the public workstations
  • Reserving study rooms

The 1701 Library also has a small print collection and materials can be checked out.

Interlibrary Loan

The Savitt Medical Library offers free Interlibrary Loan (ILL) service to UNR Med students (both in Reno and Las Vegas). We can obtain copies of journal articles and borrow books that are not freely available online or held locally in our collections. Requests for items can be submitted online through the Savitt Medical Library website (see Interlibrary Loan under our Services tab).


We welcome suggestions from our students about the Library's space, hours, online and print resources. Just email us at

Other Affiliated Libraries

Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center

University of Nevada, Reno
(775) 784-4636

Health Science Library, West Charleston Public Library

6301 W. Charleston Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89146
(702) 507-3944 | Fax: (702) 507-3953
Hours: Mon-Thurs: 10 a.m.- 7 p.m.