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Who We Are

Jeff ScottJeff Scott, Library Director

Telephone: 775-327-8341
FAX: 775-327-8392
Email: jscott@washoecounty.us

Jeff Scott began his library career over 17 years ago as a library assistant at the Arizona Historical Foundation, an archive at Arizona State University (ASU). While in Arizona, Jeff worked his way up to librarian, with experience at both academic and public libraries. He received his Bachelor of Arts in History from ASU and Master of Library Science from the University of Arizona. Jeff went on to become Director for Casa Grande (AZ) Public Library, Tulare County Library in California's Central Valley, and most recently for Berkeley Public Library. He joined Washoe County Library System as its new Director on December 14, 2015.

Joan Dalusung Joan Dalusung, Assistant Library Director

Telephone: 775-327-8341
FAX: 775-327-8392
Email: jdalusung@washoecounty.us

Joan Dalusung began her career with the Henderson Libraries as a Reference Librarian in 1997. Following a stint as the Henderson Libraries’ Internet Services Librarian, she returned to public service as an Adult Services Department Head and most recently as Manager of Henderson Libraries’ Paseo Verde Library. Joan received her Bachelor of Arts degrees in English and Psychology, as well as her Master of Library Science, from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has been involved in the Nevada Library Association since 2000. She joined the Washoe County Library System as its new Assistant Director on April 4, 2016.

Library Administration

PO Box 2151
Reno, NV 89505

Telephone: 775-327-8341
FAX: 775-327-8392
Email: library@washoecounty.us

Debi Stears, Library Collections Manager

Telephone: 775-327-8349
Email: ddstears@washoecounty.us

Nancy Keener, Systems Librarian

Telephone: 775-327-8347
Email: nkeener@washoecounty.us

Beate Weinert, Programs & Community Collaborations

Telephone: 775-327-8361
Email: bweinert@washoecounty.us

Andrea Tavener, Public Information & Development

Telephone: 775-327-8360
Email: atavener@washoecounty.us

John Andrews, Internet Services Librarian

Telephone: 775-327-8364
Email: jandrews@washoecounty.us

Kathy Atkinson, Delinquent Accounts

Telephone: 775-327-8342
Email: katkinson@washoecounty.us

Our Mission & Vision

Our Mission ... is to connect people with information, ideas and experiences to support an enriched and engaged community, one person at a time.

Our Vision ... is that all Washoe County residents benefit from the Library's support of literacy and self-education.

Our Statement of Values

Learning and Literacy

We uphold lifelong learning as the core foundation of our service, and promote reading as a fundamental life skill.

Inclusiveness

We make enriching cultural and intellectual resources available to all.

Customer Service

We help meet the need of information services, while effectively addressing the range of literacy levels.

Community

We address the desire for self-directed personal growth and development opportunities.

Staff

We recruit and retain qualified employees, provide them with timely training and development opportunities, and recognize that they are our most valuable resource.

Fiscal Responsibility

We manage the human and financial resources entrusted to us in a cost-effective manner, and support only those facilities and services that are sustainable within the realities of our financial limits.

Adaptability

As a forward-thinking organization, we are responsive to our users' needs and interests, continuously adapting what we do and how we do it.

Collaboration

We believe in the power of coming together, and expand our impact in the community through appropriate partnerships with individuals, public and nonprofit agencies, educators, community groups and businesses.

Print

RomanceBookCloud

Always-available ebooks in all romance genres

Digital Magazines

Instant access to your favorite magazines, now with thousands of new titles

OverDrive Ebooks and Audiobooks

Our main digital collection, with thousands of ebooks and audiobooks

The New York Times

Complimentary digital access to The New York Times

AudioBookCloud

A collection of always-available audiobooks for all ages

TechBoomers

Learn popular technology, apps, and websites with a senior focus

Small Engine Repair Reference Center

Detailed, user-friendly repair guides for all manner of small engines

NoveList Plus

Reading recommendations, series information, and more tools for readers

Mango

Learn one of 70 languages, including Spanish, Mandarin, and even Pirate

Lynda.com

Creative, business, and technology courses for in-depth learning

Computer Skills Center

Video courses to learn popular software and computer basics

WorldBook Online

With activities and a suite of research tools, it's more than an encyclopedia

TumbleMath K-6

Animated, narrated math stories and other elementary school math resources

TumbleBook Library

A collection of talking, animated picture books and ebooks for kids

TeenBookCloud

Ebooks, graphic novels, and more for teens and tweens

Virtual Story Time

Washoe County Library story times, right in your home, every day.

OverDrive Ebooks and Audiobooks

Our main digital collection, with thousands of ebooks and audiobooks

Teaching at Home

Help your child's education continue even when the schools are closed.

WorldBook Online

With activities and a suite of research tools, it's more than an encyclopedia

Teaching at Home

Help your child's education continue even when the schools are closed.

Brainfuse HelpNow

Live homework help, writing lab, test prep, and other student resources

Explora

Research resources and tools for students and teachers

Virtual Story Time

Washoe County Library story times, right in your home, every day.

STEAM

Science, technology, engineering, and art resources.

Reopening Plan

See our plan for a safe, responsible reopening of our physical locations.

Teaching at Home

Help your child's education continue even when the schools are closed.

Family Engagement and Literacy

Cultural and educational resources for kids of all ages.

Get a Card

Sign up for an instant digital card to get access to all our online resources.

Community Resources

Resources and support during the coronavirus outbreak

Back to Work Nevada

Links to resume help, unemployment insurance, and business loan providers.

Apps and Tools

Many of our most popular resources have apps for easy use on mobile devices.

TumbleBiblioteca

Disfrute de más de 50 libros, libros de dibujos, y libros con audio para niños de todas las edades.

Referencia Latina

Texto completo cubre una amplia gama de temas dentro y fuera de la academia.

RBdigital

Más de 200 revistas que puede leer, y hasta descargar, en su computadora, teléfono o tableta.

OverDrive

Colección de libros electrónicos y audiolibros descargables en inglés o español.

The New York Times

Acceso gratuito en línea al New York Times, tanto de forma remota como en la biblioteca.

Mango

Aprenda inglés en línea con cursos completos y películas para ayudarle a aprender.

HelpNow

Tutoría en vivo en español o inglés está disponible con Brainfuse HelpNow.