2010 Circulation Statistics


  • Adult Fiction
    48,440 items
  • Adult Non-Fiction
    42,395 items
  • Youth Fiction
    27,115 items
  • Youth Non-Fiction
    11,699 items
  • Audio-Visual
    41,958 items
  • Periodicals
    15,669 items
  • Interlibrary-Loan
    3,105 items loaned
  • Computer Usage
    13,014 software & Internet use
  • Total Patron Visits
  • Reference Inquiries
    15,381 Adult
    4,561 Juvenile
  • All Purpose Room
    263 Meetings
    4,015 Attendance



Humboldt County Library

Library Information

Book Collection

Over 72,000 books appropriate for adult, young adult and children reading levels can be found in the collection, consisting of popular fiction and non-fiction titles. The library continually adds new titles to the collection and encourages suggestions from patrons regarding popular titles they'd like to see included.

Reference Resources

Materials which include encyclopedias, almanacs, college catalogs, foreign language dictionaries, career information dictionaries, health and medical resources, investment reports, vehicle repair manuals, antique and collectible guides and poetry indexes.

Local and State Information

The library has the Nevada Room which is staffed by an individual able to assist patrons. Resources include complete collections of local newspapers, Nevada Revised Statutes, Humboldt County Code, Winnemucca Municipal Code and a complete collection of books, periodicals and maps pertaining to the state. One of the unique features found in the Nevada Room is the "Local Newspaper Indexing Project" which consists of a comprehensive automated index that can be used in searching for information that has appeared in local newspapers.

Federal Information

IRS tax forms and instruction booklets for personal income tax filing are available. Forms are available in a reproducible format or limited forms and booklets are available for distribution at tax season. Photocopies are available at .15 cents per copy.

Magazines and Newspapers

Over 200 major magazines and newspapers are subscribed to including the Reno Gazette Journal, Humboldt Sun, Idaho Statesman, Wall Street Journal, USA Today and Sunday edition of the New York Times.

Video and Audio Materials

A large selection of educational, instructional and cultural videocassettes/DVDs for adults and children are available as well as a nice selection of popular fiction and non-fiction titles in audio format.

Foreign Language Materials

A wide range of materials are available in many formats including storybooks for young children.

Other Available Services

Interlibrary loan, a Meeting room, public typewriter, photocopier, Young Adult and Children’s Programming.

Information Services

The library encourages patrons to ask the staff for help when in need of assistance. You're welcome to call in your questions at (775) 623-6388 or (775) 623-6389 if you can't make it to the library. We're here to help you.