WASHOE COUNTY IS RESPONDING TO COVID-19
All Washoe County Libraries are closed to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. Limited hold pickup service is available.

 

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About the Library

reopeningReopening Plan

In accordance with state recomendations, library administration has developed a phased timeline for a safe, responsible reopening of our physical locations.

 

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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.

 

board room tableLibrary Board of Trustees

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.

 

free public libraryLibrary History

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

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.