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All Washoe County Libraries are closed to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. Learn more about COVID-19 from the Washoe County Health District at the link below.

 

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About the Library

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

 

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Have a question? It may already be answered! Find answers to account related questions including how to renew books, reset your password, or get a library card.

 

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The Library Board is appointed by the Washoe County Commissioners in accordance with NRS 379.022 and governs the operations of Washoe County Library System.

 

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Washoe County Library System began in 1904 with the opening of Reno's Carnegie Free Public Library at the corner of South Virginia and Mill Streets.

 

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Library policies are set by the Board of Trustees and serve as the governing documents of the Library.

 

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Have a question or need help with a library resource? Get in touch — we're here to help!

 

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The Library relies on the support of our community, including library advocates, donors of funds and materials, and volunteers.

 

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As a department of Washoe County, all library positions are recruited through Washoe County Human Resources.

 

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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

OverDrive Ebooks and Audiobooks

Our main digital collection, with thousands of ebooks and audiobooks

WorldBook Online

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

Brainfuse HelpNow

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

Explora

Research resources and tools for students and teachers