California Trail Library

Library

 Welcome to the
Western Emigrant Trail Collection and
Bob Pearce Memorial Digital Collection

Are you looking for a unique source for historical reference in the area? Individuals and scholars can research over 600 books, diaries, maps and journals on the California Trail, some of which are rare copies that can’t be found online or in other libraries. Topics include California Trail, Westward Expansion, Mountain Men, and Great Basin Native American culture.

Visit our online catalog  to see what we have in the collection.

Our digital library collection currently has pre-1923 published books.

California Trail Interpretive Center On-site Hours:

The library is open by appointment. Please call 775/738-1849 to make a reservation.