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McMullen Hall
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Elko, NV 89801

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About Us

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The Great Basin College library’s primary function is to support the educational curriculum for students, faculty, and staff. A corollary function is to provide material for general informational uses, such as recreational, cultural and non-academic interests. Also, in response to the strong service
mission of GBC in the community at large, the library makes its resources available to the residents of the local and state communities.

The major goals of the library are to:

  • Provide students with a conceptual framework of the organization of knowledge and with the searching skills necessary for them to become independent learners and thinkers.
  • Provide a carefully developed collection of relevant, up-to-date quality materials to support students’ endeavors.
  • Use technology to provide access to remote information, which increases the amount and enhances the quality of materials available to users.
  • Provide a facility suitable for study and research.
  • Cooperate with other libraries and library networks to make a wide range of materials available to users.

All residents of the State of Nevada may use the materials in the library. Community borrower cards are issued to high school students 16 years of age and older, and adults in the GBC service area. Community borrowers are limited to five items circulated at any one time. Under normal circulation situations, faculty, staff, and students are not limited to the number of items which they may borrow. Library privileges may be pulled or denied to any person because of habitual abuse — long over- due materials, lost materials, or non-payment of assessed fees, such as replacement costs for a lost book.

The following is taken from 3.10 Library Services of the GBC Policies and Procedures available at

Library Print Collections

General Collection

The General Collection is located on the second floor of the library. Books related to academic programs at GBC are located in the General Collection.

Reference Collection

The Reference Collection is located on the second floor of the library. The Reference Collection is made up of 4,668 reference books specifically for student research use.

American Indian Collection

The American Indian collection is housed on the main floor of the library. Included in the collection are oral histories from the Great Basin Indian Archives, which is dedicated to providing students and researchers easy access to primary and digital information that chronicles the history and heritage of the Great Basin Indian peoples.

Basque Collection

Located on the first floor of the library, this collection is comprised of books in Basque, French, Spanish and English.

Government Documents

We’re also a Federal Depository Library Program Participant! We offer online access to documents as well as a limited print collection. Ask us if you want more information or want to access Government Documents at 775-327-2122.

Nevada Collection

Located on the first floor of the Library, this collection brings together a wide variety of materials related to Nevada.

More Information About Books at GBC

All books are shelved according to the Library of Congress Classification System. To find out more about the Library of Congress Classification System please check out our page on learning the Library of Congress shelving system or ask us!

Use the Library Online Catalog to search our print collection.

Library Electronic Resources

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Great Basin College Library
McMullen Hall
1500 College Parkway
Elko, NV 89801

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Why Great Basin College

Great Basin College, "The Gold Standard in the Silver State", offers associate and baccalaureate level education in academic, career and technical fields. Welcoming over 4,000 students annually from all corners of the country, both online and at our various campuses and centers, GBC's presence extends across two time zones and spans more than 86,000 square miles throughout Nevada. A leader in rural higher education, GBC takes pride in developing students who are well-prepared to meet the demands of industry and who contribute to the success and prosperity of the local economy.

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