Prim Library at the SNU Tahoe campus is a quiet study zone and plenty of book sources for all area of study
Sierra Nevada University’s Poetry Center promotes an appreciation of contemporary American poetry with one of the largest collections of contemporary American poetry in Nevada

Prim Library

COVID-19 Alert

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, ALL on-ground access to Prim Library is closed until further notice.

Inter-library loans for physical books are suspended, and the circulation desk is closed.

The due date for books that are currently checked out is postponed until August 15th, 2020. No overdue fines will be assessed from March 18 until that date.

Community Services

We are unable to provide services to the Incline Village community for the duration.

Student and Faculty Services

Our first priority is to continue to serve our students and faculty as we move fully on-line as long as necessary.

Online resources below – Libguides, EBSCO, and the Gale Virtual Reference Library – are all accessible from anywhere using your SNU credentials.

The library staff is available during normal working hours for help with off-campus database access, assistance with research, or any other library questions. Please email, or the library director, Lara Katrina Schott, at We will assist you via email, or we can arrange 1:1 research-appointments by phone.

Online Resources

Research Your Subject

  • Library Catalog– find books, media and more
  • Online Databases – find articles in newspapers, magazines and journals
  • LibGuides – introductions to library resources in a variety of subject areas
  • Ask a Librarian – if you are having trouble finding research materials
  • EBSCO A-Z – Use this to locate full-text journal titles


Contact Information


Hours for Fall & Spring Semesters:

  • Monday–Wednesday: 8 am–9  pm
  • Thursday: 8 am–5  pm
  • Friday: 10 am–3 pm
  • Saturday: 11 am–4 pm
  • Sunday: Noon–9 pm

Hours vary during semester breaks and holidays

NOTE: Exceptions to regular library hours will be posted. The library will be closed whenever the college is closed.

The Poetry Center

Poetry Center Information
Sierra Nevada University’s Poetry Center in the Prim Library promotes an appreciation of contemporary American poetry with a collection of more than 3000 volumes, and presents programs of public readings and workshops by such poets as Poet Laureate of California Juan Filipe Herrera and award-winning poet Jane Hirshfield.

The Poetry Center is made possible through a grant awarded by the Nevada State Library and Archives and the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Like the library itself, the Poetry Center’s collections and programs are open to the general public and offer free access to all Nevada residents.