Library Loop: Prim Library is open to all

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Prim Library

Prim Library spaces are considered a public and all are welcome. Everyone is free to enter all University Libraries and browse the collections. Prim Library is open to the public Mondays through Fridays between the hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. We are closed on weekends and holidays unless there is a special event scheduled. You can find all University Libraries hours of operation by visiting our main website and reviewing the hours posted next to the search bar at the top of the page.  

Borrowing Library Materials 

If you are currently a University student, faculty, or staff of the Nevada System of Higher Education you may use the University Libraries at no cost.  

  • Alumni and affiliates (such as visiting scholars) of the University, as well as library donors, may receive a community borrower card free of charge. 
  • Current students, staff, and faculty at other Northern NSHE institutions (DRI, GBC, TMCC, and WNC) are eligible to borrow most materials using their NSHE institution’s library card or ID. 
  • A Community Borrowers card is available for purchase for those who are not associated with NSHE and are at least 18 years old.  

Community Borrowers Card 

To apply for a Community Borrowers Card, visit any service desk at any of the University Libraries. 

  • A valid photo ID must be shown to receive a card. 
  • The card will be issued at the time of request once all necessary information is provided, and the fee is paid. 
  • Community Borrowers Cards cost $25/per year for Nevada residents and $50/per year for out of state residents.  
  • There is a $10 charge for InterLibrary Loan requests for community borrowers, plus any incurred costs, and these fees should be paid at receipt of the book. 

To renew a Community Borrowers Card, you must visit one of our Libraries and fill out the application and pay the yearly fee.  

  • The application needs to be filled out again to ensure that all your contact information is the same. 
  • Must make payment to the main campus over the phone by calling 775-682-5625. 
  • An email will be sent before your account expires. Accounts will expire a year after they were issued. 

Patrons with Community Borrowers Cards can check out 20 books for a period of four weeks and may renew a maximum of five times.  

  • Books can be renewed using My Account by logging in with your library barcode and password or by calling 775-682-5625 or emailing
  • My Account access is located at the top of all University Libraries webpages under Quicklinks. 

Please feel free to stop by if you have any questions or would like to explore the space.

Truckee Library – 10031 Levon Ave. Truckee, 530-582-7846

Tuesdays at 5 p.m.: English Conversation Group, an adult program, to help improve your English communication.

Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.: Baby and Toddler Storytime

Wednesdays at 4 p.m.: RUFF! Read to our therapy animals and participate in fun crafts! In partnership with library staff, volunteers and the Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe.

Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.: Preschool Storytime

Fridays at 4 p.m.: Children’s Lego Club

Saturdays at 10 a.m.: English Conversation Group, an adult program, to help improve your English communication.

May 27 at 6 p.m.: Nevada County Author Talk with Charles Yu. This event will take place at the Miner’s Foundry in Nevada City at 6pm. All are invited and all ages are welcome. The event will feature light catering by the library and additional food and drink will be available for purchase through the Miner’s Foundry.

Incline Village Library – 845 Alder Ave., 775-832-4130

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. Family Story Time – For children of all ages, with a focus on enjoying literacy and language as a family. 

Tuesdays, 2-7 p.m. and Fridays 10 a.m.–3 p.m. Book a Librarian – get 50 minutes of one-on-one help from a librarian. Get help with filling out forms, troubleshooting phones/tablets/laptops, library apps such as Libby, check out virtual reality headsets and more! 

Monday, May 22, 2-4 p.m. Write Your Life: Memoir Writing Workshop 

Tuesday, May 23, 4 p.m. Teen Tuesday – Teen Anime Club: Join us as we watch anime and explore the “Chibi” drawing style. Teens will draw themselves as chibi characters and make other kawaii crafts. 

Saturday, June 3, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Community Block Party – Come on over the library’s first every block party! There will be activity and informational booths from organizations around town. Sign up for the Summer Reading Challenge and get a free book, grab a few friends, and play a game or two of cornhole, enjoy free hot dogs, and many other fun summertime activities. 

Kings Beach Library – 301 Secline Street, 530-546-2021

Tuesdays 10:30-11 a.m.: Preschool Storytime with Miss Bree. Songs, rhymes, and silly fun!

Baby Lapsit Storytime. 2nd Friday of each month. 10:30-11 a.m. Early Literacy songs, rhymes, and play for babies and their caregivers. 0-18 months. Playtime afterwards.

Wednesday, June 7, 2-3:30 p.m. Novel Ideas Book Club! What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty.

Tahoe City Library – 740 North Lake Blvd., 530-583-3382

Thursdays 10:30-11 a.m.: Preschool Storytime with Mr. Matthew. Fun with songs, books, and rhymes.

Grab a take home craft to create at your child’s leisure. New craft every 2 weeks. All parts will be provided except glue and scissors. 

We offer four computers with high-speed internet access, copying, scanning, faxing, and free WiFi. 

Parent Café! 6-week parenting program – tips and tricks for raising 0-5 year olds. Registration required. Contact the Sierra Community House 530-414-7374. Bilingual storytime and a craft for the children. 

We have a nice selection of used books for sale in our foyer. Check them out! 

Did you know can check-out a California State Park Pass from the library? Good for day use for 1 week at most California State Parks. 

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