Welcome to the California Trail  Research Library

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



Are you looking for a unique source for historical reference in the area?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.