About the Library
Who We Are
Our mission is to connect people with information, ideas, and experiences to support an enriched and engaged community, one person at a time.
Frequently Asked Questions
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Library 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.
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.
Library policies are set by the Board of Trustees and serve as the governing documents of the Library.
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The Library relies on the support of our community, including library advocates, donors of funds and materials, and volunteers.