All Libraries Closed for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
All Washoe County Library locations are closed on Monday, January 16, in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day holiday. The North Valleys Library will be closed on Tuesday, January 17.

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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, Resources Librarian

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

Vicious Circle

C.J. Box

In This Grave Hour

Jacqueline Winspear

The Cutthroat

Clive Cussler

From This Day

Nora Roberts

Bone Box

Faye Kellerman

Banana Cream Pie Murder

Joanne Fluke

Heartbreak Hotel

Jonathan Kellerman

Revelation

Robert B. Parker

Norse Mythology

Neil Gaiman

My Not So Perfect Life

Sophie Kinsella

Echoes in Death

J.D. Robb

Dangerous Games

Danielle Steel

Power Game

Christine Feehan

Clownfish Blues

Tim Dorsey

The Mistress

Danielle Steel

Below the Belt

Stuart Woods

The Spy

Paolo Coelho

The Princess Diarist

Carrie Fisher

Moonglow

Michael Chabon

Night School

Lee Child

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

J.K. Rowling

Curtain of Death

W.E.B. Griffin

True Faith and Allegiance

Tom Clancy

Babylon's Ashes

James S.A. Corey

The Whole Town's Talking

Fannie Flagg

Cross the Line

James Patterson

Turbo Twenty-three

Janet Evanovich

Odessa Sea

Clive Cussler

No Man's Land

David Baldacci

Chaos: A Scarpetta Novel

Patricia Cornwell

This Was a Man

Jeffrey ARcher

The 15th Affair

James Patterson

The Wrong Side of Goodbye

Michael Connelly

The Whistler

John Grisham

Sex, Lies & Serious Money

Stuart Woods

The Obsidian Chamber

Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child

Escape Clause

John Sandford

Small Great Things

Jodi Picoult

Order to Kill

Vince Flynn

Winter Storms

Elin Hilderbrand

Two by Two

Nicholas Sparks

Home

Harlan Coben

Razor Girl

Carl Hiaasen

Here I Am

Jonathan Safran Foer

Apprentice in Death

J. D. Robb

Bullseye

James Patterson

Tools of Titans: The Tactics, Routines and Habits of Billionaires, Icons and World-Class Performers

Timothy Ferris

Cooking for Jeffrey: A Barefoot ContessaCookbook

Ina Garten

Appetites: A Cookbook

Anthony Bourdain

The Magnolia Story

Chip and Joanna Gaines

Born to Run

Bruce Springsteen

The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo

Amy Schumer

Pinkalicious and Planet Pink

Victoria Kann

The Gutsy Girl: Escapades For Your Life of Adventure

Caroline Paul

Diary of a Minecraft Zombie, Book 5

Death Weavers

Brandon Mull

The Apprentice's Quest

Erin Hunter

Double Down (Diary of a Wimpy Kid #11)

Jeff Kinney

Tales form a Not-so-friendly Frenemy (Dork Diaries #11)

Rachel Renee Russell

The Hammer of Thor (Magnus Chase #2)

Rick Riordan

The Fever Code (Maze Runner #5)

James Dashner

The Way I Used To Be

Amber Smith

A Tyranny of Petticoats

A Study in Charlotte

Brittany Cavallaro

Snow Job

Charles Benoit

The Lifeboat Clique

Kathy Parks

The Leaving Season

Cat Jordan

Into the Dim

Janet Taylor

The Great Hunt

Wendy Higgins

The Forbidden Orchid

Sharon Biggs Waller

The Blood Passage

Heather Demetrios

The Hammer of Thor (Magnus Chase #2)

Rick Riordan

The Fever Code (Maze Runner #5)

James Dashner